Pee Wee Pros: AAU Hockey Teams Attract Young TalentThe Minnesota boys state hockey tournament is next weekend. That same weekend, Minnesota will also host a national tournament, the AAU Mite National Championships – that’s 7- and 8-year-olds. That's more significant than you might think. It's part of a national trend that has the potential to change youth hockey.
Curiocity: Xcel's MN-Made Gifts For Lady GagaWhen 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 <em>and</em> new.
Curiocity: Xcel's MN-Made Gift For Sarah BrightmanEarlier 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.
Curiocity: Xcel's MN-Made Gift For Blake SheltonIf there's one thing that every country star needs, it's a good guitar strap. And if there's one thing that Kimberlie Gilbertson knows, it's how to make a solid, sturdy guitar strap that not only fulfills its intended purpose, but is specially designed for the musician lucky enough to wear it.
Curiocity: Xcel's MN-Made Gifts For Bruno MarsBesides his classic fedora, the one accessory you're sure to find on pop singer Bruno Mars is a sweet pair of shades. Knowing this fun fact, the marketing department and PR wizards at the Xcel came up with the idea to give the soulful singer a pair of locally made shades when he visits this weekend.
Public Input Sought On Health Insurance ExchangeA series of websites that will simulate an idea of what Minnesota's future health insurance marketplace could look like will be unveiled Monday.