Super Bowl LII: Dateline Minnesota
Rochelle Olson updates you on Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4, 2018, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
An official statement from the Mdewakanton Sioux said the event "would not be up to our standards of quality." But poor ticket sales most likely played a major role; big discounts had been offered in recent days.
Monuments, Xcel Energy substations, even the Grain Belt Beer sign will put on the purple lights to show Vikings pride this weekend. IDS Center, Lowry and I-35W bridges already plan to glow the royal hue.
SeatGeek posted a live ticket tracker showing the who, what, where and how much buyers are paying for Super Bowl tickets. Suffice to say Minnesotans are among the interested.
Some may believe riding a zipline across the Mississippi River in mid-winter in Minneapolis is a bad idea. Minnesotans, apparently, are not among them.
Schwan's Co. will unveil its "Tailgate Truck Tower" at Super Bowl Live on Nicollet Mall.
MEOW: In its fifth year, the Kitten Bowl will appear live at Super Bowl Live in the space formerly occupied by Dayton's Department Store. The corner will be a hot spot for action beginning Jan. 26 - Feb. 4.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office, which has been eyeing a more permanent move to Minnetonka to meet the growing demand for its services, this week announced plans to perform autopsies relocate its offices from downtown Minneapolis to the Metro First Call facility in Savage.
Television commercial features NFL stars roaming a frozen land en route to U.S. Bank Stadium set amid frozen mountains. Commercial recently began airing.
After the game itself, one of the the most coveted tickets of Super Bowl weekend is a special postgame edition of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."
The 4,000 advance tickets for the zipline across the Mississippi River during Super Bowl Live are gone. Some 6,000 walk-up tickets will still be available Jan. 26-Feb. 4.
The Polar Plunge, that winter tradition of jumping into icy cold waters to benefit the Special Olympics, will be held on Nicollet Mall, during Super Bowl Live, the 10-day outdoor extravaganza featuring free live music, food trucks, winter sports demonstrations, live network broadcast and other sponsored activities.
Former Minnesota Viking Robert Griffth's company XOOX will sponsor the line for the daring to ride 750 feet from Nicollet Island to the West River Parkway during Super Bowl Live.
Senator from Maine says tax bill will get credit for good weather at the Super Bowl. Extended forecasts call for sunshine, average temperatures and moderate snowfall.
The two megaproducers plan to be at a Super Bowl news conference Friday at volunteer headquarters in City Center on Nicollet Mall.
Ten finalists from all over Minnesota prepared and served their dishes to celebrity chefs including Andrew Zimmern, Gavin Kaysen and David Fhima.
Trains will run regular schedules and routes but beginning late Friday they won't use the stadium stop. Planners say the bypass is necessary because of stepped up security before game day.
NFL leader says football, corporations can help kids and sponsor big events.
The Economic Club of Minnesota is sponsoring the lunch Nov. 15 at the Minneapolis Hilton. Ecolab CEO Doug Baker will moderate the discussion.
Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee removes business directory from website to vet the 400-some suggested business. Committee says King of Diamonds shouldn't have made the list.
Deep blues, purples adhere to the state's "Bold North" theme for the game Feb. 4. Rich, glowing images prominently featuring footballs will become familiar around town.