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Tim Murphy has seen his share of Minnesota spring storms over the years. But he says the one that rolled through this uppertown St. Paul neighborhood Saturday afternoon was a little different. “This was a shorter storm and it was more violent in a chunkated amount of time,” Murphy said.
Roughly 15 years ago, I boldly established “the best day of my life.” It was during a meet-and-greet session with the hottest boy band at the peak of their success — yes, I’m talking about the Backstreet Boys.
Backstreet’s back — in Minnesota. But on Tuesday, they’ll actually be making their debut appearance at the Xcel Energy Center.
There was a surprise celebrity guest at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul, Minn. Wednesday. Lady Gaga stopped by to visit with patients the day after her show at the Xcel Energy Center.
After a long hiatus, Pearl Jam is coming back to the Twin Cities, marking the band’s first performance in more than eight years.
When a performer like Lady Gaga stops through town, there’s plenty of pressure to ensure the gift she’s given is as unique and creative as the pop singer herself. Add in the fact that this is her third time performing in St. Paul and there’s the added challenge to find something outside-the-box and new.
Lady Gaga is bringing her artRAVE tour to the Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday, May 20, and as is the practice of a good host, she will be receiving gifts. It’s a tradition the Xcel does with all acts. In the past they have given Gaga shoes and Minnesota-made clothing.
Wild Season is over. Hear recaps with Sid and Mike Max. Click the link above to head to the PODCAST PAGE.
Tuesday night’s Wild playoff game at the Xcel Energy Center is sold out, and plenty of people bought their tickets at the last minute.
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History has a tendency to repeat itself. For the third playoff series in a row, the Minnesota Wild went into Game 3 at Xcel Energy Center looking for their first win, being down two games to none. And thanks to a pair of Finns, the Wild got that victory on home ice, defeating the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0. Chicago now leads the series two games to one with Game 4 on Friday night.
The Minnesota Wild came back to the comfort of home, already trailing Chicago by two games in the Western Conference semifinals. They were in this position just two weeks ago, so there’s obvious precedent for a rebound. But over that same time span, the Blackhawks are unbeaten.
The Minnesota Wild are looking to bounce-back after Friday night’s loss and win one on the road. They skated their way into the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and are now facing the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks. Game 2 is Sunday night in Chicago.
After a thrilling overtime win Wednesday night against the Colorado Avalanche, hockey fans have been rushing to get their hands on anything with a Wild logo on it. “This city is pumped. I mean this state’s pumped. We are ready to go,” said Corey Reding, one of many fans with an arm-full of merchandise Friday at The Hockey Lodge inside the Xcel Center.
Zach Parise scored early and late on tipped shots, and the Minnesota Wild tacked on two empty-net goals for a 5-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night that sent the first-round playoff series to a decisive Game 7. Parise and Mikko Koivu each had two assists. The teams will meet again in Denver on Wednesday night, with the winner taking on the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference semifinals.