Shriners International Convention Brings Big Business To Twin Cities The Twin Cities is gearing up to handle more tourists that normal this summer. One week from Monday, Target Field will host the Home Run Derby, just one of the big events surrounding the Major League All-Star Game that is expected to attract large crowds. But tens of thousands of tourists have already been here for weeks as part of a steady stream of events.
Mpls. In Running For ‘Best Convention City’Sure it's been cold in Minneapolis this winter. Okay, really cold. But move over Miami. The good old "City of Lakes" could very well take the award for "Best Convention City." Melvin Tennant, CEO of "Meet Minneapolis" - the city's official convention and visitors association - says it should be no surprise that Minneapolis is in the running. The city has a booming downtown that's just too big of an attraction for meeting and even planners to ignore.
Good Question: How Much Would A Super Bowl Be Worth To Minn?Having the Super Bowl return to Minneapolis was part of the sell for the new $975 million Vikings stadium. On Tuesday, that hope came closer to reality as the NFL announced Minneapolis is on short list to host the 2018 Super Bowl. The city is competing with Indianapolis and New Orleans, the 2012 and 2013 hosts.
Losses Mounting As Orchestra Lockout Enters 5th MonthAs the Minnesota Orchestra's lockout continues into its fifth month, Minneapolis officials are grappling with the economic impact of lots of lost revenue.