A group of community leaders unveiled plans Tuesday to discourage sex trafficking at next year's Super Bowl in Minneapolis.
From billboards spreading educational campaigns to enhanced statewide law enforcement stings, the anti-trafficking committee outlined new efforts to take place before, during and after the Feb. 4 game. Read More
Ivy Alexander nervously paced the office hallway with the name of her restaurant “Smoke in the Pit” written across her T-shirt in sparkly red letters.
As she walked and talked, she glanced at Michele Zoromski bent over a tray wielding a pastry bag of frosting to put flourishes on cookies and treats. Read More
For nine months, the city of Minneapolis did nothing to hide the location of a downtown building it leased to serve as a police command center for next year’s Super Bowl.
Members of the City Council’s Ways and Means Committee discussed it openly in July and again in October, agreeing to spend about $750,000 in rent over three years. Officials specifically identified the location of the building at public meetings and in public records. Outside the building, passersby can see marked squad cars parked in spaces with signs posted for Minneapolis police. Read More
With less than a year to go before the Super Bowl is played in Minneapolis, a group of local leaders is quietly meeting to map out strategies to combat sex trafficking before and after the big game.
The committee, led by Hennepin and Ramsey counties and the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, includes some 40 public and private sector leaders and has been meeting since September. Read More
The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee expects to reimburse Minneapolis at least $4.9 million for the extra cost of providing public safety, facilities, parking and traffic management for the 10-day event beginning next January, according to a proposed contract released Thursday.
The biggest anticipated cost is $3.1 million for police. Next is public works at $725,000, an early estimated cost that is expected to grow. Read More
The Super Bowl LII party kicked off early in Worthington, Minn.
Former Vikings linebacker E.J. Henderson arrived in town Tuesday to run students through a few practice drills and to distribute $60,000 in grants to youth recreation and nutrition programs. It's part of "52 Weeks of Giving" by Minnesota's Super Bowl Host Committee, which is crisscrossing the state all year, distributing grants leading up to America's 52nd Super Bowl next February in Minneapolis. Read More
Minnesotans showed early interest in being part of Super Bowl LII next February by submitting 4,470 applications to volunteer in just a few hours Wednesday.
The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee needs 10,000 volunteers for the event. Read More
Minnesotans who aren’t Hall of Fame quarterbacks can still make a play to get in the action for the 2018 Super Bowl.
The Minnesota Host Committee needs 10,000 volunteers to run the event, and the process starts Wednesday with online applications. Read More
Metro Transit sent 12 people to Houston this month to research how transit operated amid the Super Bowl at NRG Stadium and festivities leading up to the big game.
The price tag was $22,881 — $10,852 of which was paid by the Department of Homeland Security. The remainder of $12,029 was covered by Metro Transit's operating budget, according to spokesman Howie Padilla, who attended. Read More
HOUSTON – Your turn, Minnesota.
As the ceremonial handoff of the Super Bowl ball took place in Texas Monday, “Super Bowl 52” countdown clocks were unveiled on billboards in Minnesota. Bridges and buildings will glow blue and purple to evoke the Northern Lights. For state organizers, it’s show time. Read More
In one year, Super Bowl LII will kick off at U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis. It may be too early to predict which two teams will be playing in the big game, but it’s not too early to speculate on who will be the featured halftime entertainer. Here are some big names who haven’t done the Super Bowl gig — and the odds that they’ll land the coveted assignment.
Adele — Probably No. 1 on the NFL’s wish list, she’s an international superstar who would no doubt help TV ratings around the world. However, last summer she said that she’s not the singer to do the Super Bowl. “That show is not about music,” Adele said. “I can’t dance or anything like that.” Odds: 100-1. Read More
HOUSTON – Dozens of Minnesotans have come to Houston this Super Bowl week, getting a last look at one of the world’s biggest events before it lands in the Twin Cities next year.
One is David Haselman, who as chief operating officer of Minnesota’s Super Bowl 2018 Host Committee is the logistical conductor of Minnesota’s hosting venues, traffic and backstage engineering. A year ago, at the big game in San Francisco, he was “wide-eyed … kind of like, ‘What on Earth?’ ” he said Thursday in the media lounge at the George R. Brown Convention Center. “There wasn’t so much of that this year.” Read More