Super Bowl LII: Dateline Minnesota | Star Tribune

Super Bowl LII: Dateline Minnesota

Rochelle Olson updates you on Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4, 2018, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.


Club Nomadic at Mystic Lake canceled; concerts are moved

This pop-up venue at Mystic Lake Casino will hold concerts by Gwen Stefani and Florida Georgia Line.

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.


Purple glow grows with more buildings lighting up for the Vikings

The Grain Belt sign was one of multiple locations that lit up as purple on Friday, January 12, 2018, in Minneapolis, Minn., in honor of the Vikings playoff game this weekend.

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.


Believe it or not, $4,809 is a good deal for a Super Bowl ticket

Signs of the Super Bowl buildup are starting to appear, including temporary construction at the Commons outside of U.S. Bank Stadium.

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.


Snooze you lose: Super Bowl zipline sells out all 10,000 slots

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.


Four-story food truck tower to debut Super Bowl Live

Schwan's Co. will unveil its "Tailgate Truck Tower" at Super Bowl Live on Nicollet Mall.


Kitten Bowl replaces puppies at Super Bowl LII event 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.


ME's office to temporarily relocate during Super Bowl week

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.


NFL's Super Bowl commercial shows Bold North-'Game of Thrones' style

Television commercial features NFL stars roaming a frozen land en route to U.S. Bank Stadium set amid frozen mountains. Commercial recently began airing.


Jimmy Fallon tickets for Super Bowl show are gone in a flash

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."


Whoosh: Zipline presale tickets sell out fast, more to come

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.


Polar Plunge coming to Super Bowl Live

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.


Hey, high fliers: Zipline across the Mississippi added to Super Bowl events

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.


Super Bowl LII weather gets into the national tax discussion

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.


Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis will announce first acts for Super Bowl Live festival

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The two megaproducers plan to be at a Super Bowl news conference Friday at volunteer headquarters in City Center on Nicollet Mall.


Super Snack challenge chefs prepare dishes for competition

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Ten finalists from all over Minnesota prepared and served their dishes to celebrity chefs including Andrew Zimmern, Gavin Kaysen and David Fhima.


Stadium light rail stop will close for two days leading up to Super Bowl

U.S. Bank Stadium will host the Super Bowl on Feb. 4, 2018.

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.


St. Paul Teachers' Union tells Super Bowl sponsors to think of the students

NFL leader says football, corporations can help kids and sponsor big events.


Super Chat: Mark Wilf, NFL COO will talk economics at luncheon forum

The Economic Club of Minnesota is sponsoring the lunch Nov. 15 at the Minneapolis Hilton. Ecolab CEO Doug Baker will moderate the discussion.


Super Bowl committee embarrassed for recommending strip club

King of Diamonds Gentlemen's Club in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.

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.


NFL execs reveal official 'Bold North' branding for Super Bowl

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.