X Games Minneapolis: Complete coverage and guide to the action

All of the Star Tribune's coverage of X Games Minneapolis, as well as information for fans, can be found here. The extreme action starts Thursday and runs through the weekend at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Encore ahead: X Games already have their eye on 2018 return + Photo Gallery

After thousands of pounds of dirt and concrete are loaded out, decisions will be made on changes and new ideas for when the X Games come back next summer.

Day 4: Photos from the final day at the X Games

Sunday's action from the X Games competition at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Souhan: X Games stir memories of Minnesota moments

The X Games concluded on Sunday, and this week the Twins will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their 1987 title. Here's Jim Souhan's ranking of the Top 10 Minnesota sports moments over those years.

Paved with silver: Majerus goes from Minneapolis streets to X Games medal + Photo Gallery

About 50 family and friends were on hand at U.S. Bank Stadium on Saturday afternoon to watch Alec Majerus win a silver, his second X Games medal.

Souhan: Conquering fear is part of being X Games athlete + Photo Gallery

X Games pros must respect danger before flying in rarest of air.

Bob Burnquist, 40, done with X Games but not with skating + Photo Gallery

Skateboarding pioneer Bob Burnquist on Saturday at U.S. Bank Stadium said he is done with the X Games after a record 30 career medals

ESPN sets up X Games broascast shop inside Vikings ship

ESPN broadcast events live in virtual reality to the public for the first time this weekend from the X Games.

X Games, Day 3

The X Games continue for day three.

California skateboarder relaxes after bad run, earns a silver medal + Photo Gallery

Samarria Brevard, of Riverside, Calif., finished fourth in Street Skateboarding in her first X Games. But she did worse every year after that until Friday.

Fan support boosts Rochester's Majerus to skateboard final + Photo Gallery

Rochester's Alec Majerus gave away all of the 30 tickets he had for X Games Minneapolis to family and friends, and he estimated about 50 people who he knew came to support him.

Height of X Games MegaRamp course overwhelms fans, athletes + Photo Gallery + Video

The massive MegaRamp took center stage at U.S. Bank Stadium on Friday, with towering beams peeking into the stadium's upper concourse and stretching longer than the football field it replaced.

X Games continue, Day 2

X Games continue, day two.

Catching big air at the X Games

Skateboarders practice getting max air at the X Games.

Weekend Traffic: X Games and extreme traffic in downtown Minneapolis

As skateboarders and BMX bikers roll at this weekend's X Games at U.S. Bank Stadium, let's hope traffic in downtown Minneapolis does, too.

X Games take off in the Twin Cities + Photo Gallery + Video

The four-day summer X Games kicked off Thursday with high-flying events at U.S. Bank Stadium and twin-engine motorcycle flat track races near the Mall of America.

Catching air, two-wheel edition at the X Games

Athletes on two-wheels catch air during practice at the X Games.

Extremely amazing: X Games Day 1 in photos

The X Games began Thursday, July 13, at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis and Mall of America.

Moto Shibata wins first gold for Japan in summer X Games + Photo Gallery

Moto Shibata became the first Japanese skateboarder to win X Games gold Thursday after a flurry of high-flying tricks — including a surprise.

At X Games Minneapolis, concerts are 'a big part of the culture'

A Day to Remember, Flume and hometown faves Atmosphere will perform post-competitions.

Your Guide to X Games Minneapolis

Nearly 200 athletes from around the world attempt gravity-defying feats in extreme sports in pursuit of cash, medals and fame.

X Games to mangle Minneapolis court schedule, as Super Bowl will

The reduced scheduling will be a test run for when the Super Bowl comes to town.

At 46, Jamie Bestwick still chasing down X Games hardware

Jamie Bestwick, the 46-year-old British rider, could tie Shaun White for the most gold medals in X Games history with his 15th

Slowing down the speed: X Games come to Minneapolis

The X Games take place this weekend at U.S. Bank Stadium and the Mall of America. Take a sneak peek at the action.

'Almost a ballet': How extreme courses are constructed for the X Games + Photo Gallery

In a sport that's centered on pushing limits, each course must provide a greater set of boundaries than past years.

X Games bring global spotlight, big show, traffic to U.S. Bank Stadium + Photo Gallery

Up to 160,000 fans likely in Minneapolis over four days.

Preparations continue for X Games at US Bank Stadium

Preparations continue for X Games at US Bank Stadium.

Summer X Games 2017: Mega showcase makes Minneapolis debut

The Summer X Games make their Minneapolis debut Thursday through Sunday, and the hype for the event at U.S. Bank Stadium is already building.

Ramping it up: 12-year-old skateboarder could take X Games by storm + Video

Brighton Zeuner has a chance to be the youngest person to win an event when the X Games come to Minneapolis this week.

From Rochester with flair: Skateboard star Majerus goes from the mall to world stage + Video

Sometimes when he's at the mall, Alec Majerus will stop and stare at a staircase. He will look at the angles, study the handrail, his mind racing with ideas for tricks, which is how skateboarders are judged in competition.

Get a close-up look at preparations for X Games Minneapolis

The X Games begin Thursday and run through Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Everything you need to know about the X Games in Minneapolis

All events except the Harley-Davidson Flat Track will be held at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Harley-Davidson Flat Track race will take place at Mall of America.

First look: X Games medals have Vikings ship theme

The gold, silver and bronze medals handed out this week at the X Games are a nod to the permanent tenants of U.S. Bank Stadium.

As daredevil X Games roll into Minneapolis, paramedics are ready

Injuries, sometimes catastrophic, are nearly unavoidable in X Games competition as athletes attempt ever more daring and dangerous tricks. The four-day event begins Thursday at U.S. Bank Stadium.