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Wild Playoff Success Means Big Business For St. Paul

Minnesota Wild fans are waiting to hear when the playoff push will continue. The announcement could come Monday night. For area businesses, home games mean large crowds and even larger profits. Reg Chapman explored more on how a packed Xcel Center means big dollars for businesses.

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Wild Fans Excited After Series Win Over Blues

Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo encouraged fans to have a few Bloody Mary’s and get excited about Game 6 Sunday, knowing a win would send them to the Western Conference Semifinals against Chicago.

04/26/2015

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Good Questions: Hat Trick Hats, Growlers, Ear Wax

The last time the Minnesota Wild scored a hat trick at the Xcel Energy Center was November 2014. Nino Niederreiter scored three goals against Buffalo. So, Lindsey from Maplewood asks: What happens to the hats people throw on the ice after a hat trick?

04/24/2015

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Meet The Man Behind Hockey History At Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota has a rich hockey history as the first recorded game was played way back in 1895. WCCO’s Bill Hudson spent the day with a man whose job at Xcel Energy Center is to keep track of all the lore.

04/22/2015

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Wild Poised For ‘Unemotional’ Game 4

With an 8:30 p.m. start at the earliest for Game 4 of the NHL Playoffs, it’s going to be tough for folks to get to sleep after this one is over. What will be the keys to Wednesday night’s matchup? Start with what you don’t do.

04/22/2015

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A Look Ahead At The Wild’s Game 4 Against The Blues

The Wild hope the St. Louis Blues have had enough as they look to take a 3-to-1 series lead Wednesday night at the Xcel Energy Center.

04/22/2015

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4 Things To Know: Possible Church Attacks In Paris, Earth Day & More

Here is a look at the four stories you need to know for Wednesday, April 22.

04/22/2015

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With The Wild Away, Fans Fill Downtown St. Paul For 1st Playoff Game

Five-hundred-sixty-two miles separate the Minnesota Wild from their fans. But in downtown St. Paul Thursday, playoff excitement still had that home-ice feel. “This is where you go,” St. Paul resident Linda Eichinger said. “Hockey fans, we’re together and we’re going to celebrate them no matter if they’re in town or away.”

04/16/2015

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Hockey Fans Gearing Up For First Playoff Game Against St. Louis

The Minnesota Wild open the playoffs Thursday night in St. Louis, but fans can still watch the game at the Xcel Energy Center, where there will be a free viewing party.

04/16/2015

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Looking To Watch Thursday’s Wild Game? Head To Xcel Energy Center

Looking for somewhere to watch the Minnesota Wild to take on the St. Louis Blues Thursday in the first game of the Stanley Cup Playoffs? Look no further than the home of the Wild.

04/13/2015

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Wild Blog: Win And You’re In

Win and you’re in. Sounds easy enough right? But when it comes to the Minnesota Wild it seems nothing is easy. The Wild had a chance to clinch a playoff spot Monday night in front of a sell-out crowd at the Xcel Energy Center, but the team couldn’t score and ended up getting shut out 2-0 by the Winnipeg Jets.

04/07/2015

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Reality Check: Major League Soccer & Public Stadium Funding

Minnesota lawmakers are showing a deep reluctance to wade into another stadium debate at the Capitol. That’s after Major League Soccer awarded a professional franchise to a group of Minnesota investors, who may ask for public stadium funding — the same kind of funding every other professional sports team got.

04/01/2015

2015 GRAMMY Performers

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.

03/31/2015

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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.

03/31/2015

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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

Kelly Clarkson

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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