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Frank, Amelia, Chris Compete In Chili Cook Off

Amelia Santaniello, Chris Shaffer and Frank Vascellaro had a chili cook-off in front of a big audience Friday night.

02/27/2015

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New Non-Profit Plans To Help Kids Out With Sports Fees

A new Twin Cities non-profit aims to help more students get involved in sports, despite any financial obstacles. The InSports Foundation was the brainchild of a college student from Moorhead.

02/17/2015

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Students Test Out Careers In Science, Math During STEM Expo

Thousands of middle school students spent Wednesday with robots and rockets as part of the STEM Expo at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

02/11/2015

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2014 Was Best Year For Mpls. Hospitality Industry

Minneapolis 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.

01/28/2015

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Minneapolis Boat Show Comes To The Convention Center

A little patch of summer has popped up in snowy Minneapolis — the Boat Show is at the Convention Center. It’s a chance to check out the latest watercraft, engines, electronics and gear.

01/24/2015

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Ice Boat, Helicopter Boat Exhibited At Minneapolis Boat Show

Even though it is the middle of winter, boaters have a reason to celebrate this weekend. The Minneapolis Boat Show is back with hundreds of boats and a few surprises.

01/21/2015

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Minneapolis Convention Center Hosts The Wedding Fair

Whether you’re newly engaged or just about ready to walk down the aisle, the Wedding Fair has some great ideas for planning the big day. DJs, photographers, caterers and florists will all be at the Minneapolis Convention Center Sunday.

01/17/2015

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Mpls. Convention Center Hosts Midwest Home Show

Remodeling your home or thinking about doing it? Head out to the Midwest Home Show at the Convention Center Saturday and Sunday. This year, you can find some great deals at the new Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore.

11/15/2014

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Minneapolis Diabetes Expo Teaches Health Eating

Diabetes is a disease that affects millions of people.

And this weekend, at the American Diabetes Expo, you can learn from experts how to live a healthy, full life.

10/10/2014

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Local Car Company Debuts Newest Vehicle, The Slingshot

A Minnesota company is making a world debut for its newest vehicle. Polaris has a new spin on the motorcycle and it’s probably unlike anything you’ve seen before. It’s called the Slingshot and it’s on debut at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

07/28/2014

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75th Aquatennial Begins In Minneapolis

The next few days in Minneapolis are called “The Best Days of Summer.” And this year they are even better as the city celebrates 75 years of their Aquatennial celebration. The 75th annual Minneapolis Aquatennial kicks off Friday, July 18.

07/18/2014

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Twins, MLB Offer Free Eye Exams In Kirby’s Honor

The Twin Cities are seeing another benefit from hosting the 2014 All-Star Game. Major League Baseball and the Minnesota Twins are funding a program that provides free eye exams to people who can’t afford to see a doctor.

07/16/2014

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Meet Minneapolis Creates Hashtag For Visitors With ASG Questions

Some 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.

07/13/2014

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Baseball Fans Celebrate The Game In The Twin Cities

The 85th annual All-Star Game is still a few days away, but already fans are flocking to the Minneapolis Convention Center to take in the sights and sounds of baseball. Twins spokesman Kevin Smith says there will be a chance for everyone to get into the spirit of the game, with a parade on Tuesday. And at Target Station, behind the field, they will be showing both the Home Run Derby on Monday and the game on Tuesday.

07/12/2014

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MLB FanFest Delights Sluggers At Heart

Baseball fans don’t have to wait for Tuesday’s All-Star game to celebrate the All-Star break. The All-Star FanFest kicked off Friday at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Thousands are expected to attend the five-day event that celebrates everything baseball.

07/11/2014

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All-Star Game FanFest Opens At Mpls. Convention Center

Baseball fans hoping to be overwhelmed by memorabilia headed to the MLB All-Star Game FanFest, which opened Friday morning at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The doors opened at 9 a.m. The first day’s focus is on kids, with the first thousand kids through the door getting a free T.C. Bear bobblehead.

07/11/2014

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Kids Rule At ASG Fan Fest Kickoff

Major League Baseball’s All Star game at Target Field is just five days away. But Friday, Fan Fest opens at the Minneapolis Convention Center – and the first day is dedicated to kids! Doors open at 9 a.m. with the first thousand kids through the door getting a free T.C. Bear bobblehead.

07/10/2014

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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.

07/07/2014

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Mpls. Hosts USA Volleyball Girl’s Junior National Championship

If you journey to downtown Minneapolis you can’t miss the volleyball players. They are everywhere. The biggest tournament in the country is going on at the Minneapolis Convention Center, and the numbers are staggering. Overall, the tournament includes 60 courts and 1,230 teams.

06/30/2014

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Twins Blog: All-Star Game Peanuts Statues

As the All-Star Game gets closer, Minneapolis’ twin city, St. Paul, is getting into the action. Surrounded by school children, the Minnesota Twins unveiled new All-Star lineup of jersey-wearing Peanuts characters suited up for the midsummer classic. St. Paul’s native M&M boys, Paul Molitor and Joe Mauer – both All-Star Ambassadors – were there to welcome two other St. Paul icons into the All-Star lineup: Snoopy and Charlie Brown.

05/28/2014

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Weekend Event Will Offer Coaching To Coaches

Coaches from every level of sports can have a huge impact on the players they’re working with. And an event Friday called “A Call to Coaches: Developing Young Men of Character,” will bring many of those leaders together.

05/08/2014

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Comic Con Takes Over Minneapolis Convention Center

The Minneapolis Convention Center has been invaded by celebrities and costumed fanatics all for Comic Con. People like William Shatner from Star Trek, Jason David Frank from the Power Rangers and even Lou Ferrigno from the Incredible Hulk will all be there.

05/03/2014

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PACER: Empowering Kids To Put An End To Bullying

Local group PACER is known for helping families of children with disabilities, but this month their also bringing to light the issue of bullying. Their program running now is called the “We Will Generation,” which empowers kids to stop bullying.

04/30/2014

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Tickets For Vikings Draft Party On Sale Wednesday

The Minnesota Vikings announced that tickets for their 2014 NFL Draft Party will go on sale Wednesday, with the draft less than a month away. The Vikings are hosting their annual draft party at the Minneapolis Convention Center this year.

04/16/2014

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Women Filling Convention Center For Lululemon Yoga Pants

Whether it’s for yoga pants, tank tops or jackets, the Minneapolis Convention Center is bursting at the seams with some of the most sought-after workout apparel. The Lululemon warehouse sale began Friday and will continue at the Convention Center through the weekend.

03/28/2014

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