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ST. PAUL -- Looking to own a piece of Super Bowl 52 history? Wondering where to find a banner of the Vikings team that weighs hundreds of pounds? Trying to decide what to get Tom Brady’s dad for Father’s Day? Twin Cities Salvation Army has the answers — and the items — for you. The nonprofit opened its Super Bowl 52 auction on eBay Thursday afternoon and has been adding items.
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota is expected to do what it does best this weekend for the Super Bowl: get really cold. It's anticipated to be the coldest Super Bowl on record, even colder than when Minnesota last hosted it in 1992. Not that Philadelphia and Boston — homes of the two teams playing Sunday, Feb. 4 — don't get cold. But, "When our snow falls, it melts before the next snow falls," Philadelphian Ann Quinn said. "That's the difference. It just keeps accumulating here."
MINNEAPOLIS — Yes, the Super Bowl public safety team is watching you. And not just with the 2,000 fixed cameras throughout downtown Minneapolis and neighboring areas. About 2,000 of the 3,000 officers working the Super Bowl have an app that allows them to broadcast any video they take of suspicious activity to the command center where 80 individuals will be stationed to monitor the event. "This is really law enforcement at its finest," said Minneapolis police Cmdr. Bruce Folkens.
ST. PAUL — Hosting a Super Bowl is about much more than football, the vice president of the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee told a group of children at the Conway Community Center gym on Tuesday, Jan. 9. It's also about leaving a legacy. That's why the committee awarded a $50,000 grant to the Sanneh Foundation to make over the Conway gym on St. Paul's East Side. At the gym, children have fun, receive fuel (food) and learn about fundamentals, the three core goals of the committee.
ST. PAUL — The period from Christmas Day to New Year's Eve was the coldest in the Twin Cities since 1886, according to the National Weather Service. That means it's frostbite season. Last weekend, the hospital received hourly frostbite calls and arrivals, according to William Mohr, a burn surgeon at Regions Hospital. "We rarely go a winter season in Minnesota without a few people losing fingers and toes," Mohr said.
ST. PAUL – Sen. Al Franken, who’s been accused of sexual harassment by four women, said Thursday, Nov. 23, that he’s not giving up on earning back the trust of his home state.
MAPLEWOOD, Minn.—After 20 years as the focus of complaints, police calls and code violations, Gilbert Mancheski lost a legal battle and will have to sell his Maplewood home and leave the city forever. The city first took action to oust Mancheski in March, when it offered to buy the house. "They pretty much said, 'Either you sell, or we harass you ... till you do,' " Mancheski said in June. He grudgingly agreed to the $150,000 sale price — $9,000 more than the 2017 Ramsey County tax value listed for the house.