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Omaha, NE Recruits Top MN Boys High School Hockey Players

The boy’s state hockey tournament starts Wednesday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. Every year, it’s the place to see many of Minnesota’s top players. This year, after it’s over, a surprising number of those top players will be heading off to play in college at schools that aren’t anywhere near Minnesota.

03/04/2014

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Prep Blog: Edina, East Grand Forks Are State Hockey Favorites

When the puck drops Wednesday morning at Xcel Energy Center, it’ll mark one of the most exciting and entertaining weeks of state tournament action. Between two classes, 16 of the top boys high school hockey teams in Minnesota will converge on St. Paul this week.

03/04/2014

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Big Hockey Name Hits The Ice At State Tournament

The Boys State Hockey Tournament is next week at Xcel Energy Center, and one of the most recognizable names in Minnesota hockey will lead his team to St. Paul. This will be the last year that’s the case for Tyler Nanne with the Edina Hornets.

03/01/2014

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Prep Blog: Previewing The State Wrestling Tournament

The state’s top high school wrestlers will invade St. Paul this week for the State Wrestling Tournament, one of the most chaotic in the winter state tournament season. Xcel Energy Center is the host, and once the team competition commences Thursday morning, it’s non-stop action over eight mats for three days.

02/26/2014

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Curiocity: Xcel’s MN-Made Gift For Paul Simon, Sting

Two music icons on one stage — no doubt a concert that fans will remember forever. But when it comes to giving these legends a gift to remember Minnesota, it could certainly pose a challenge.

02/21/2014

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Predators GM Poile Hit By Puck, Sent To Hospital

Nashville Predators general manager David Poile was taken to a hospital Thursday after being struck in the face by an errant puck during the team’s morning skate at Minnesota, and he was staying there overnight for observation and evaluation.

02/06/2014

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Curiocity: Xcel’s MN-Made Gift For Justin Timberlake

When he’s not busy bringing Sexy Back, chances are, you may find Justin Timberlake indulging in one of his favorite pastimes — at the golf course.

02/06/2014

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Mötley Crüe Coming To Xcel Energy Center In November

It’s your last chance to see an iconic band before it’s too late. Mötley Crüe has announced plans for their final tour before they head into official retirement.

01/28/2014

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Bruno Mars Heading Back To The Xcel In June

Brace yourself, ladies and gentlemen. Bruno Mars is heading back to the Xcel Energy Center as part of his blockbuster “Moonshine Jungle World Tour.” On June 21, the GRAMMY award -winning singer will be joined by special guest, Aloe Blacc.

01/27/2014

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Best Date Night Shows For Valentine’s Day In Minnesota

Take in a show with your valentine this year.

01/27/2014

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Curiocity: Xcel’s MN-Made Gift For Jason Aldean

Kicking off the Xcel Energy Center’s first show of 2014 is a performer who’s both familiar with the venue — and quite familiar with Minnesota’s love of the outdoors.

01/16/2014

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Despite Injury And Illness, The Wild Are Finding Confidence

Josh Harding and Zach Parise are working on getting in game shape as the Wild are working on winning their sixth in seven games with Ottawa in town. Harding is making progress, hoping to be back soon. However, he’s not getting specific about his illness issues. He has multiple sclerosis.

01/14/2014

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O’Reilly Scores Twice, Avalanche Beat Wild 4-2

Ryan O’Reilly scored twice, including the game-winner with 7:16 to play, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 Saturday night. Gabriel Landeskog and Maxime Talbot also scored for the Avalanche, winners in five of seven. O’Reilly had his first two-goal game of the season.

01/11/2014

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Good Question ‘Reply All’: Gas Meters, 3-Alarm Fires & Hat Tricks

This one came to us without a name, but it’s from someone who wanted to know: How do they read our gas meters?

01/10/2014

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Minnesota Concerts To Look Forward To In 2014

Here are five of the best musical events gracing the stages of Minnesota in 2014.

01/02/2014

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10 Millionth Fan Expected At Next Wild Home Game

The Minnesota Wild expect the 10 millionth fan to attend the team’s next home game Dec. 29 against the New York Islanders at Xcel Energy Center. The 10 millionth fan will receive a prize package. It includes a custom Wild 10 Millionth Fan jersey, a team-signed hockey puck, four tickets to the Wild game against Detroit at 1 p.m. on March 22 and four tickets to the Big Ten Championship Game at 7 p.m. on March 22 at Xcel Energy Center.

12/18/2013

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Frozen Four To Return To St. Paul For 2018

Minnesota will host more Frozen Fours. Xcel Energy Center was named the site of the 2018 men’s hockey championship, which also came to the arena in 2002 and 2011. The Gophers have served as the host for the national semifinals and title games eight times previously, with the last six in St. Paul.

12/11/2013

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Reality Check: MN’s 10 Costliest Publicly-Funded Projects

The Vikings broke ground on a new stadium this week. It’s a project so big, it muscled its way straight onto the list of largest public projects in state history. It’s bigger than the I-35W bridge construction, bigger than the St. Croix bridge crossing. And that’s just the start.

12/06/2013

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Luke Bryan Set To Crash St. Paul’s Party

Luke Bryan is hoping you can make it his kind of night as he brings his concert tour to the Xcel Energy Center next March. The country star, whose recent album “Crash My Party” scored the biggest debut for a male country artist in nearly a decade, will be performing in St. Paul on Sunday, March 2 at 7:30.

12/06/2013

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Lady Gaga Bringing Her ARTPOP Tour To St. Paul

Paws up, little monsters! Lady Gaga is coming to St. Paul next year. The queen of costumes announced Tuesday that she’ll be bringing her artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball tour to the Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday, May 20.

12/03/2013

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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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