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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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Dessa To Perform With Minneapolis Students

Local hip-hop artist Dessa will be joined by hundreds of students from Minneapolis Public Schools during an upcoming performance. The musician teamed up with local composer Jocelyn Hagen to write a song that students will perform in late April. One of the final rehearsals was held Friday at Patrick Henry High School.

03/21/2014

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Safety Technicians Help Install Child Car Seats At Twin Cities Auto Show

Safety experts released information that shows child car seats often putting children in danger rather than keeping them safe. Experts said the majority of car seats aren’t put in properly or parents are making other mistakes that are putting their children in danger.

03/15/2014

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Twin Cities Auto Show Gets Interactive With Kids

Kids might not be able to drive, but that doesn’t matter at the Twin Cities Auto Show this weekend. Not only are there interactive exhibits — but parents can make sure their children are safe with child seat safety checks.

03/14/2014

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Auto Show Boasts Function Along With The Flash

Most people go to the Twin Cities Auto show to see all the flash, but there are some cars with real function on the floor this year. Families can check out vehicles with lots of space and safety features, but when you’re ready for your midlife crisis you can also indulge yourself in a little glitz and glamor.

03/12/2014

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Tech Features, Green Cars Have Greater Presence At 2014 Auto Show

After the worst winter in 35 years, maybe you need a new car? Starting Saturday, you can see hundreds of new vehicles at the Twin Cities Auto Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center

03/07/2014

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Minneapolis Convention Center Hosting Twin Cities Pet Expo

If you’re looking for something to do inside this weekend and need to get your family pet some exercise, the Minneapolis Convention Center might be the spot. That’s where the 12th annual Pet Expo kicked off on Saturday.

02/22/2014

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Eastview Musicians Play Piece By Former Exchange Student

Eastview High School’s Wind Ensemble performs Friday at the Minneapolis Convention Center, and a piece they’re performing is an original composition by Patrick Hahn from Austria. Hahn, 18, is a former Eastview foreign exchange student. “[The piece] is kind of a reflection. It’s supposed to be played in a couple churches in Austria and Hungary as well, so it’s kind of kept in a more reflective style,” Hahn said.

02/14/2014

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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.

02/13/2014

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Visions Of Spring: Mpls. Boat Show Readies For Thursday

A lineup of some 700 boats threaded towards the Minneapolis Convention Center past huge piles of snow. On a sub-zero January day, it is a sight for sore eyes.

01/28/2014

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1,500 Immigrants Are Now One Step Closer To Living The American Dream

Tuesday marked an important milestone for hundreds of proud Minnesotans. It’s the day they became U.S. citizens.

01/21/2014

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Minn. Leaders Talk Civil Rights Battles On MLK Day

Monday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and tributes for the late civil rights leader were held across the country.

01/20/2014

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Best Upcoming Fashion Events In Minnesota

Mark your calendar for these “can’t miss” fashion events.

01/07/2014

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Cyber Security Summit Convenes In Minneapolis

The third annual Cyber Security Summit convenes Tuesday at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The Technological Leadership Institute at the Minnesota College of Science and Engineering is one of its chief sponsors.

10/22/2013

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Baldwin Featured At Dems’ Humphrey-Mondale Dinner

Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin is the featured attraction as Minnesota Democrats gather for their top fundraising event of the year.

04/20/2013

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Twin Cities Auto Show Revs Its Engines Again

All this week, Minnesotans are getting a look at the latest and greatest in cars, trucks and SUVs. The 40th Annual Twin Cities Auto Show goes through Sunday at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

03/14/2013

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Check Out Nearly 500 Cars At The Auto Show

One sure sign of spring is the Auto Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center. More than 450 cars and trucks are on display and if you total them, they’re worth about $15 million.

03/08/2013

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Losses Mounting As Orchestra Lockout Enters 5th Month

As the Minnesota Orchestra’s lockout continues into its fifth month, Minneapolis officials are grappling with the economic impact of lots of lost revenue.

02/25/2013

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