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Ed Sheeran Returning To Minnesota

Exactly a year after playing Target Center, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is bringing his fall tour to the Xcel Energy Center this September.

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Wild Hosting ‘Hockey Helping Kids’ Thursday At Xcel Energy Center

This Thursday at Xcel Energy Center, the NHLers won’t be the only ones waiting for the face-off. Hockey Helping Kids was started five years ago as a way for two companies, CommVault and Microsoft, to give back to the local community.

16 hours ago

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WCHA, NCHC Tournaments On Tap For Twin Cities

College hockey conference tournaments are converging on the Twin Cities this weekend. Regular season champion Minnesota State will take the ice at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul in pursuit of its second straight Broadmoor Trophy for the WCHA playoff title.

03/18/2015

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The State H.S. Hockey Tourney’s Economy Impact

It is going to be a busy weekend in St. Paul. The boys state high school hockey tournament continues at Xcel Energy Center Friday with the semifinals in both Class A and 2-A, which is huge for the local economy.

03/06/2015

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Spring Lake Park Makes 1st State Hockey Tourney Appearance

The Minnesota State Hockey experience really is unlike any other, from the homemade signs to the shameless mullets. “It’s starting to grow on me a little bit so I might keep it,” St. Cloud Apollo’s Blake Theisen said. Like the players, fans take it all in.

03/04/2015

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Kelly Clarkson Coming To Xcel Energy Center Aug. 4

Kelly Clarkson won American Idol with “A Moment Like This,” and now she’s hoping to win over fans with an August concert at Xcel Energy Center. She announced Tuesday morning she’ll be “Already Gone” in July on the Piece By Piece Tour, which includes a stop on St. Paul for a show in St. Paul on Aug.

03/03/2015

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Madonna Returns To St. Paul In October

The last time Madonna came back to the Twin Cities, it was after a quarter-century absence. This time, the wait won’t be nearly as long. The Material Girl will be coming back to perform at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Thursday, Oct. 8 as part of her Rebel Heart Tour.

03/02/2015

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1 Firefighter Injured After Overnight Fire In Minneapolis

A massive fire broke out overnight in Minneapolis Thursday. According to the Minneapolis Fire Department, around 1:30 a.m. crews responded to a call of a fire in the 3700 block of Park Avenue South.

02/26/2015

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2-24-15 Podcast Page The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

An incredibly busy Tuesday with Dave Lee. Hear Jonathan Knight from NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK and other interviews by clicking the link above!

02/24/2015

Summer's Hottest Concert Tours

Dave Matthews Band To Play Xcel Energy Center July 1

The Dave Matthews Band will be bringing its Summer Tour 2015 to St. Paul this summer. On Monday, Xcel Energy Center and Live Nation made the announcement, saying the Dave Matthews Band is set to play at Xcel on July 1 at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13.

02/09/2015

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The World’s Toughest Rodeo Rides Into St. Paul Saturday

The World’s Toughest Rodeo has ridden into town again! Everything takes place at the Xcel Energy Center, and gets started at 5:30 p.m. with a free pre-party at Gate 1.

01/31/2015

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Tickets On Sale For NKOTB, TLC And Nelly

New Kids on the Block, TLC and Nelly are coming to the Xcel Energy Center this spring. The groups will be performing on May 20.

01/31/2015

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NKOTB, Nelly And TLC Come To Xcel Energy Center

The Twin Cities must have it, the right stuff that is, because New Kids on the Block is coming to St. Paul! NKOTB will perform at the Xcel Energy Center on May 20 as part of their tour, “The Main Event.”

01/20/2015

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Motley Crue Coming To Xcel Energy Center Aug. 5

Officials announced Tuesday that Motley Crue will be coming to Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul for a show in August. It marks the final tour for the rock group after performing together for more than 30 years.

01/20/2015

Minnesota Wild v Colorado Avalanche - Game Seven

Wild Blog: Back On The Bandwagon?

Alright Wild fans, are you back on the bandwagon yet? I, of course, never got off. But was last night’s win enough to get you back to believing in this team? It was enough for WCCO-TV reporter Rachel Slavik, who sent me the following text after last night’s game:

01/16/2015

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Power Restored To 4,300 Customers In East Twin Cities

Over 4,300 customers lost power in the areas of Oakdale, Maplewood and Lake Elmo Tuesday morning. According to a spokesperson with Xcel Energy, 4,376 customers were without power for three hours, beginning at 5:47 a.m.

01/13/2015

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The ‘X’ Delays Launch Of Beer Vending Machine

As the Minnesota Wild hopefully snap their two-game losing streak Thursday against the Chicago Blackhawks, some fans may enjoy a new way to order some suds. Xcel Energy Center is launching a first-of-its-kind beer vending machine, placing a Budweiser “smart” beer vending machine on the main concourse near section 113.

01/08/2015

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PODCAST PAGE: 12-4-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee!

Thursday highlights…..Click the link above to listen back to Dave Lee!

12/04/2014

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Taylor Swift Adds 3rd Show In St. Paul

1989 just got another day longer. Country-pop superstar Taylor Swift announced that she will be extending her concert stint at the Xcel Energy Center for one more performance.

11/21/2014

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Celebs, Pop Singers, Speakers Wow ‘We Day’ Crowd In St. Paul

Eighteen-thousand kids brought the energy to St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center Wednesday for We Day. Those who earned their way in through service saw celebs like Magic Johnson, rocked out with today’s hottest musicians and heard inspirational stories from speakers like J.R. Martinez, a soldier injured in Iraq who turned tragedy into strength. “I am where I am because of the support that I received from my community, and that empowered me not to hide behind a curtain, but instead show the world my scars and be proud of them,” Martinez said.

11/12/2014

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We Day Leaves Students Excited, Motivated

n the last year, Minnesota kids participating in We Day projects have spent 14.6 million hours volunteering, and collected 5.6 million pounds of food. This was no ordinary school day. And these are no ordinary students.

11/12/2014

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Crashed Ice Returning To St. Paul

For the fourth year in a row, you can look forward to watching Crashed Ice in downtown St. Paul. The steep race course will again be built between the St. Paul Cathedral and the Xcel Energy Center.

11/12/2014

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Xcel Energy Center Gears Up To Host We Day Minnesota

About 18,000 students are expected to fill Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul Wednesday to see some big name celebrities and celebrate local and global charities as part of We Day Minnesota. It’s the second annual event, and among the expected celebrities are Martin Sheen and Earvin “Magic” Johnson.

11/12/2014

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Dinner Honors We Day Organizers

Before We Day Minnesota kicks off Wednesday, the people behind the event celebrated those who made it possible. We Day Minnesota, which will begin Wednesday, is an event complete with a concert and speakers for 500 schools and 18,000 students at Xcel Energy Center.

11/11/2014

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Preps Underway For ‘We Day’ At Xcel Center

Over the last year, we’ve seen what We Day can do to inspire teenagers. The concert celebration returns to the Xcel Energy Center Wednesday, but the setup and rehearsals are already underway.

11/11/2014

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