Get used to seeing the letters “L-I-I” around the Twin Cities. The biggest game in professional sports, the Super Bowl, is coming to Minnesota in 2018.
Minnesota’s bid committee erupted in cheers Tuesday when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made the announcement at the annual NFL owners meeting.
NFL owners voted to hold Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis in 2018, over competing bids from New Orleans and Indianapolis. Officials with the Vikings and Minneapolis went to Atlanta, Ga., on Tuesday to make their final pitch in a closed-door meeting.
We’re heading towards Memorial Day weekend and coming with it is sun and warmer temperatures. It’s got boaters and anglers looking forward to getting out on the boat. It also makes for the perfect time for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to remind people about boat safety and to “Think Zero.”
We see law enforcement save lives every day but you never get a look at the training that goes on behind the scenes. On Friday, you can see how the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office gears up for the most difficult of missions as they’re hosting an open house.
University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill announced on Thursday — national Rise Above Seizures Day — he will be making a $100,000 donation to help children dealing with epilepsy.
A major downtown development project broke ground in Minneapolis Tuesday. It is what’s known as the Downtown East Project. It will cost $400 million and promises to grow five blocks near the new Minnesota Vikings stadium.
One year after Terrence Franklin was shot and killed by Minneapolis police, his family is filing a lawsuit over the incident that seeks damages of more than $1 million. On May 10, 2013 Terrance Franklin ran from police after being suspected of burglarizing a home.
Passenger trains are rolling through historic Union Depot in St. Paul again. Amtrak service picked up passengers Wednesday night and will again on Thursday for the first time since 1971. The train was supposed to arrive in St. Paul at about 8 a.m., but was delayed several hours.
Charges are expected to be filed by noon on Wednesday against the New Brighton, Minn. man accused of shooting at a couple who lived across the street.
The Minnesota Wild is in familiar territory Tuesday night as it hosts the Chicago Blackhawks at Xcel Energy Center in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals. The Wild trail Chicago 2-0 in the best-of-seven playoff series, but the good news for Wild fans as the team returns home is that they are 3-0 on home ice in the postseason so far.
The Department of Education just released a report saying one in five women has been sexually assaulted while in college. Furthermore, figures from the study show only 12 percent of sexual assault victims report the crime.
The chilly weather and rain isn’t stopping Minneapolis from opening up boat launches on Thursday, as scheduled. City park employees are on standby to help boaters and inspect for invasive species.
There are just two days left in April, and we are still seeing snow after a few days of consistent rainfall throughout the Twin Cities. But it’s nothing compared to what happened almost one year ago.
Many areas of the Twin Cities have already seen several inches of rain, and with more in the forecast flooding is becoming a big concern in some areas. Some city streets are closed Tuesday morning because of flooding with the water not allowing traffic to pass through.
It’s no secret, we’re in the middle of a string of wet weather and in some cases it’s causing headaches for homeowners in the Twin Cities. All this rain is putting many in a bad mood, but even worse, it’s hitting some in the pocketbook with flooding.