Super Bowl LII: Dateline Minnesota | Star Tribune

Super Bowl LII: Dateline Minnesota

The Star Tribune staff updates you on Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4, 2018, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.


Party over: Minnesota turns over the Super Bowl ball to Atlanta

Mercedes-Benz Stadium Field is seen before the College Football Playoff national championship game between Georgia and Alabama on Monday in Atlanta.

Super Bowl LII went into the books Monday with the morning handover of the ball to Atlanta at a Mall of America news conference. The southern capital is now on the clock for the game Feb. 3, 2019.


Just can't get that Super Bowl feeling

The Vikings' loss to the Eagles still hurts.


An entertaining Jennifer Lopez doesn't generate electricity at the Armory

Jennifer Lopez performs at the Directv Super Saturday Night at The Armory on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, in Minneapolis.

She's a terrific dancer but the show was too Vegas-y on the night before the Super Bowl.


Super Bowl visitors: Ditch extra winter gear here to help the homeless

An Edina woman has launched a collection drive to gather extra winter gear Super Bowl visitors may be stocking up on for the frigid temperatures, donating it to the homeless.


Flash mob brings Prince to St. Paul's Ice Palace

A flash mob of nearly 100 people danced to Prince in St. Paul's Rice Park.

The crowd parted as the group, clad in purple fur bomber hats, danced to "Let's Go Crazy."


Lester Holt a 'little disappointed' he's not spending Super Bowl weekend with President Trump

The NBC News anchor was excited about broadcasting from Minneapolis for the first time.


Crowds line up for Adam Thielen at Mall of America

"It couldn't happen to a better guy."


DJ Questlove spins Prince tunes for late-night party at Dakota Jazz Club

The pride of Philadelphia is one of the biggest fans of Minneapolis' most famous musicmaker.


Celebrity chefs boogie down for Andrew Zimmern's Uptown party

Zimmern was Top Chef when it came to entertaining friends Friday.


Despite a nasty cold, Pink shows her prowess as singer, athlete at Armory

For her encore at the new Armory, she tumbled in mid-air while flying over the crowd and singing.


Adrian Peterson: 'At the end of the day, I'll always be purple.'

Former Viking wants to play at least three or four more years.


Philly native Kevin Hart apologizes to Vikings fans on behalf of his city

The comedian shared mostly new material at Target Center concert.


Minneapolis' must-see neighborhood is ... St. Paul?

Minnesotans, known for enthusiastically defending ourselves against perceived media snubs, quickly criticized a CNN article.


Chefs create soulful gathering in North Minneapolis for Super Bowl visitors

The oxtails, collard greens and cornbread continue Thursday and Friday nights.


Just in time for the Super Bowl crowd: Tesla cars for rent

For those who only want to look, the luxury cars are on display at the Mall of America.


Blooomington woman sizes up a Super Bowl ring

Former Steelers Barrett Brooks slips a ring on a fan's finger.


Super letdown: Cardi B's spendy party underlines buyer-beware warnings

The hip-hop star's "live" appearance at Privé nightclub was her first of four Super Bowl-related gigs this week.


Trump says he'll visit Minnesota. Will it be for the Super Bowl?

President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, Feb. 1, 2018, en route to a House and Senate Republican conference at the Greenbrier in West Virginia. (Tom Brenner/ The New York Times)

He told a crowd Thursday that he's planning a visit to Minnesota. But the Super Bowl Host Committee there has been "nothing to indicate that he is" coming.


The Armory shines in Nomadic Live's opening night with Imagine Dragons

The first show in the NFL-affiliated concert series was also the first big test for the newly remade venue.


Justin Timberlake shows off new album, dance moves at Prince's Paisley Park

The pop megastar held a listening party but seemed more enthralled dancing to Prince's "Purple Rain" band, the Revolution.