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Curiocity: 3 Local Skaters Touring With Disney On Ice

If there’s anything the kiddos love more than their favorite Disney stars, it’s when those same Disney stars strap on a pair of skates and hit the ice. This year, when Disney On Ice comes to the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul this December, they’ll have plenty of familiar faces, beyond the stars, in tow.

11/13/2013

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Good Question: How Do Zambonis Work?

The Minnesota Wild has a brand new Zamboni – it’s first new ice resurfacer in 14 years. It’ll be a few weeks before the 8,620 pound machine is in “game shape,” but that had us wondering: how do Zambonis work?

11/12/2013

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Best Alternatives To Shopping On Black Friday In Minnesota

Avoid the shopping frenzy and do something fun on Black Friday.

11/11/2013

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Like A Wrecking Ball, Miley Cyrus Coming To The ‘X’

Minnesotans who have been praying for an up-close-and-personal look at Miley Cyrus’s twerking abilities, or lack thereof, will not have much longer to wait. The Xcel Energy Center and Live Nation announced Wednesday that the pop superstar — and her tongue — will be performing in St. Paul next March.

11/06/2013

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Paul Simon & Sting Team Up, Perform At Xcel On Feb. 23

Simon and Garfunkel were one of the biggest musical duos of all time. But Paul Simon is teaming up on a tour with a difference pop superstar. The series — Paul Simon & Sting: On Stage Together — comes to the Xcel Energy Center on Feb. 23.

11/05/2013

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Wild Sporting Movember Staches To Break The Ice

Hockey and facial hair go together like peas and carrots. So when the founders of Movember came to the NHL about five years ago, the league saw the charity as a perfect fit.

11/01/2013

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We Day Spirit Bringing Charitable Change To Trick-Or-Treating

This year, many of the kids who ring your doorbell will be asking if you have any non-perishable foods that you’d like to donate to a food shelf. It’s a community service effort that comes directly out of We Day Minnesota.

10/28/2013

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Curiocity: Xcel’s MN-Made Gift For Sarah Brightman

Earlier this year, powerhouse singer Sarah Brightman put plans in motion to become the first recording artist to venture into space. Brightman said her passion for space exploration began when she was a little girl, watching the very first moon landing on her family’s black-and-white TV.

10/16/2013

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Wild Blog: Lone Star Rivals

October 5, 1993 was the first time the franchise formerly known as the Minnesota North Stars would play a home game somewhere other than Bloomington, Minn. That night, the Stars beat the Detroit Red Wings 6-4 in Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas – officially, and for the foreseeable future, to be known as the “Dallas Stars.” Though Minnesota hockey fans would count on the promise of a future franchise from the NHL, they had to wait seven long years to get it.

10/12/2013

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Students Breathlessly Describe We Day Experience

Amazing, inspirational and life-changing. Those are just a few of the words being used to describe the first We Day Minnesota. Carly Rae Jepson capped off a fantastic event with 18,000 students and teachers at St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center. The kids earned their way to We Day by planning one global and one local service project.

10/08/2013

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Minn. Was Fastest Market To Get We Day Act Together

A host of individuals and organizations helped bring We Day to the Twin Cities, and on the night before the big event, organizers took time to say thank you. Co-chairs of We Day sponsored the bash for the countless volunteers and individuals who gave so much to bring We Day to Minnesota.

10/08/2013

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Xcel Energy Center Ready For We Day Minnesota

The announcement was made back in February, but We Day is finally here in Minnesota. About 18,000 kids from 400 schools will hit Xcel Energy Center Tuesday in a celebration of volunteering geared towards changing the world.

10/08/2013

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We Day Volunteers Party On Event’s Eve

We Day, a charity-based music event that started in Canada, invades the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Tuesday. Eighteen-thousand kids from 400 Minnesota schools are attending, and the only way they could get a ticket is by helping others. Volunteers have been working around the clock to get the event together. According to Dean Phillips, co-chair of We Day Minnesota, the Twin Cities is the first city in the Midwest to host this global event.

10/07/2013

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Man Behind We Day Has Big Expectations For Minn. Kids

Spend some time with Free the Children founder Craig Kielburger, and you can feel the 30-year-old Canadian activist’s passion.

10/07/2013

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Final Preparations Take Place For We Day Minnesota

We Day Minnesota is just a day away. Special guests from around the world are making their way to Minnesota for our first ever We Day. Thousands of Minnesota students will pack Xcel Energy Center Tuesday for the star-studded event.

10/07/2013

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