Best Fireworks In MinnesotaMinnesota will light up the skies on the Fourth of July to celebrate our nation’s independence. Of all the pyrotechnics events in Minnesota, here are five that stand out.
Minnesota Leaders Already Planning For 2018 Super BowlThis year's Super Bowl is being played Sunday in a much warmer place: Arizona. But several of the people leading Minnesota's Super Bowl Committee are there taking notes.
2014 Was Best Year For Mpls. Hospitality IndustryMinneapolis convention and visitors officials say 2014 was the city's most successful year ever. Hotel bookings, future hotel bookings for the Super Bowl and Final Four, sponsorships and record revenue at the Minneapolis Convention Center all helped to make this one big year for the state's biggest city.
'Meet Minneapolis' Finding Unique Ways To Attract TouristsSo the weather as of late hasn't exactly been alluring to everyone. That's why tourism groups have to think outside the box to bring visitors to the Twin Cities this time of year.
Out-Of-Towners Shocked By Arctic BlastAs uncomfortable as Wednesday has been, most Minnesotans have seen temperatures like this before. But for some, it was unlike anything they've ever experienced. Moving from South Carolina to Minnesota was a bit of a shock to my system.
Explore Minnesota Heads To Scotland for Ryder CupThe 40th Ryder Cup is one of the biggest events in golf, and it kicks off on Friday at Gleneagles in Edinburgh, Scotland. And Explore Minnesota is making sure our state has a presence there. Bill Von Bank with Explore Minnesota flew across the pond to promote the big tournament that will make its way to Minnesota in 2016.
All-Star Game A ‘Success’ For MinneapolisAbout 160,000 people are exiting the Twin Cities Wednesday on the heels of the 2014 MLB All-Star Game. And the preliminary consensus is it was a success. Target Field housed more people the past few days than it ever has before. Around 50,000 people watched baseball's best, and their families, roll down the Red Carpet in Tuesday's parade.
Meet Minneapolis Creates Hashtag For Visitors With ASG QuestionsSome are tucked away, others, out front, all working to roll out the welcome mat to baseball fans this week. "It's just bringing our Minnesota Nice and spreading it to people who are here for the All Star Game," Tara Olson Medina, of Spong, said.
Shriners International Convention Brings Big Business To Twin Cities The Twin Cities is gearing up to handle more tourists that normal this summer. One week from Monday, Target Field will host the Home Run Derby, just one of the big events surrounding the Major League All-Star Game that is expected to attract large crowds. But tens of thousands of tourists have already been here for weeks as part of a steady stream of events.
Minneapolis' 2nd-Annual Patio Week Kicks Off If you didn't enjoy last weekend's practically-perfect weather in the Twin Cities, no need to worry. This entire week, we'll see a string of upper 70s and possibly 80s in the forecast. It's also the perfect time to take in a patio, according to Kristen Montag, communications manager for Meet Minneapolis.
Later Bar Close, Light Rail Construction All Part Of Mpls.' Prep For All Star Gamehe Minnesota Twins open their home season at Target Field in Minneapolis on April 7, and this summer they will host one of baseball's premier events, the 2014 All Star Game. The mid-summer classic will bring national media attention and hundreds of thousands of visitors to Minneapolis. Downtown Minneapolis bars and restaurants already have their calendars marked.
Mpls. In Running For ‘Best Convention City’Sure it's been cold in Minneapolis this winter. Okay, really cold. But move over Miami. The good old "City of Lakes" could very well take the award for "Best Convention City." Melvin Tennant, CEO of "Meet Minneapolis" - the city's official convention and visitors association - says it should be no surprise that Minneapolis is in the running. The city has a booming downtown that's just too big of an attraction for meeting and even planners to ignore.