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Here are some of the highlights of the media we've received.

April 01, 2014
Melvin Tennant was interviewed on WCCO-AM about the submission of the Super Bowl bid for 2018.

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March 31, 2014
Melvin Tennant and the team at Meet Minneapolis appeared on KARE as the final bid documents were heading to the NFL for the Super Bowl in 2018.

March 21, 2014
Minneapolis Convention Center Executive Director Jeff Johnson talked about the venue’s sustainability initiatives on WCCO-AM news.

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March 21, 2014
KARE 11 News shared the Minneapolis Convention Center’s sustainability successes and video of the new tour on the evening news.

March 14, 2014
Melvin Tennant and Michele Kelm-Helgen talked to KARE 11 News about the NFL Site Visit for the 2018 Super Bowl.

March 09, 2014
Melvin Tennant revealed the winner of the Go Minneapolis Sweepstakes 2014 Chevy Volt live on Fox 9 Saturday

March 08, 2014
Melvin Tennant and the winner of the 2014 Chevy Volt Go Minneapolis sweepstakes on KARE 11 Saturday.

March 07, 2014
Melvin Tennant speaks with WCCO about prep for All-Star Game

Feb. 13, 2014
Melvin Tennant talks about why viewers should help vote up Minneapolis as best convention city on with WCCO’s Aristea Brady.

Feb. 12, 2014
Minneapolis Valentine’s Day deals, the Go Minneapolis Hockeyapolis Sweepstakes and voting for Best Convention City on KARE 11 Sunrise.

Tourism Awards - 2014
During the annual Explore Minnesota Tourism Conference, several individuals, organizations, and businesses were recognized for their contributions to the state¹s travel industry. Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association, received a Marketing Award of Merit for a campaign to create awareness and draw LGBT weddings to the community. The "I want to marry you in Minneapolis" campaign launched in Chicago on September 5, 2013 and exceeded all expectations, drawing national attention.

January 27, 2014
KARE 11: Melvin Tennant and the Super Bowl Steering Committee talk about what it means for Minnesota to get the 2018 Super Bowl.


Meet Minneapolis In The News - 2013
A recap of Meet Minneapolis's media stories 2013.

January 12, 2014
Melvin Tennant was interviewed on WCCO-AM’s Roshini Rajkumar Show about winter tourism and “Hockeyapolis”:
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November 1, 2013
Demolitiion Building Vikings Stadium 4D Animation.


3rd Quarter Overview
A recap of Meet Minneapolis's media stories from July thru September.


October 10, 2013
Melvin Tennant was interviewed on WCCO's 'Good Question' regarding Minneapolis' 2018 Superbowl bid.

October 09, 2013
Melvin Tennant appeared on the talking about our bid to host the 2018 Super Bowl:

October 08, 2013
Leslie Wright appeared on KARE-TV and KSTP-TV to talk about the bid to host the 2018 Super Bowl the day Minneapolis was announced as finalists:

September 5, 2013

The TODAY Show on NBC gave a shout out to Mayor Rybak’s trip to Chicago to promote same-sex couples coming to Minneapolis to wed with our “I Want to Marry You in Minneapolis” campaign.

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Mayor R.T. Rybak was in Chicago promoting the “I want to marry you in Minneapolis” ad campaign with Meet Minneapolis:

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August 25, 2013
Melvin Tennant was interviewed on GREATER MSP business show with Cyndy Brucato:

August 23, 2013
Travel writer Elaine Labalme did an annual tour of ballparks – this year, covering the Midwest and our Target Field, along with the Walker mini golf and a stay at the Grand Hotel Minneapolis for this Pittsburgh NPR station. 
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August 15, 2013
Melvin Tennant spoke to KSTP’s Tom Hauser about bidding on the 2016 DNC.

August 13, 2013
Melvin Tennant spoke to KSTP’s Tom Hauser about the Minnesota Orchestra lockout and effect on tourism dollars.

August 13, 2013
WCCO-TV covered the Vikings Vacation Getaway with our red London phone booth on the Stone Arch Bridge.

August 2, 2013
Human on a Stick offers the Minneapolis Insider Segway Tour beginning at the MCC; on KARE 11 News.

August 1, 2013
KARE-11 talked to Melvin Tennant about the Vikings Vacation Getaway to London at Vikings Training Camp:

July 31, 2013
Uptown Art Fair celebrates 50 years – Bill Deef talks about economic impact of visitors to the fair in Minneapolis on KSTP-TV.

July 31, 2013
Gay marriage expected to boost economy – Kristen Montag and Adam Johnson on KSTP-TV.

July 21, 2013
Chris Iles from the Minnesota Twins talks about working with Meet Minneapolis to prepare for the 2014 MLB All-Star Game.

July 16, 2013
KSTP: Prepping for the 2014 MLB All-Star Game:

July 16, 2013
WCCO-AM: Kristen Montag talks with Colin Smith on the Dave Lee Show about the All-Star Game one year out.
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July 12, 2013
KARE: Minneapolis looks to build on a busy summer season

2nd Quarter Overview
A recap of Meet Minneapolis's media stories from April thru June.


June 20, 2013
KSTP: MIMMI and Secret City are featured items for the Weekend Wrap:

June 18, 2013
WCCO-TV: MIMMI is being called the emotional gateway to Minneapolis, and this weekend it will be the center piece of one of the city’s most unique festivals: the Secret City.

June 17, 2013
Fox 9 News’ M.A. Rosko gets a first-hand look at MIMMI and gains a whole new appreciation of the city's pulse.

June 14, 2013
KARE 11 News visits The Minneapolis Interactive Macro-Mood Installation, referred to as MIMMI. Installed Thursday night just outside the Minneapolis Convention Center and on display through October, MIMMI hosted a Day of Wellness on the Plaza.

June, 2013|
Interview with Kristen Montag about Minneapolis during baseball season.
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June 04, 2013
KARE 11 News explored the expansion of the wedding industry in Minneapolis and Saint Paul with the passage of the same-sex marriage act in Minnesota recently. Meet Minneapolis’ wedding services expect more demand, such as the American Swedish Institute’s recent surge.

May 14, 2013
Listen to Kristen Montag, Meet Minneapolis, talk to host Jearlyn Steele about “staycations” and what to do in Minneapolis this summer, on WCCO-AM radio.
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May 9, 2013
Listen to Michael Rainville, Meet Minneapolis, and some riverfront-based partners talk about reasons to come down to the Mississippi Riverfront this summer on WCCO-AM radio.
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April 29, 2013

KSTP 5 Eyewitness News' Joe Mazan is exploring Minneapolis patios and rooftops as summer 2013 begins and talks to Kristen Montag from Meet Minneapolis.

1st Quarter Overview
A recap of Meet Minneapolis's media stories from January thru March.


April 7, 2013
Listen to Melvin Tennant on WCCO talking with Roshini Rajkumar on the radio program News & Views.
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March 16, 2013
Congratulations to Paula Olson from Elk River, MN. She is our winner for the 2013 City By Nature Chevy Volt.

February 26, 2013
Fox 9 News' MA Rosko explored the Getaway Sweepstakes with visits to Manny's Steakhouse, Minneapolis Hilton and the Minneapolis Convention Center where the grand prize Chevy Volt is on display. Melvin Tennant and Kristen Montag were interviewed.

February 13, 2013
KARE 11 News' Rena Sarigianopoulos learned about the Minneapolis Convention Center, funding and keeping the building viable in the future. Melvin Tennant, Jeff Johnson and Mayor R.T. Rybak interviewed.

February 9, 2013
Meet Minneapolis President and CEO Melvin Tennant joined KARE Saturday to discuss its new website and the "Go Minneapolis Getaway Sweepstakes."

February 9, 2013
Listen to Melvin Tennant on WCCO AM talking about the Go Minneapolis website and sweepstakes.
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January 4, 2013
Watch as a Travel + Leisure editor names Minneapolis as the only U.S. city on the list of the world's Hottest Destinations in 2013.

December 22, 2012
Travel Thru History did an entire show on how you can learn about a destination’s history while traveling there. It’s a program geared towards teens and families on Me-TV. Their visit to Minneapolis aired first in December 2012. Watch the full episode:

December 2012
Lonely Planet editors named Minneapolis to the Hottest U.S. Destinations for 2013 list. Watch the announcement on CNN:

November 2012
A Japanese program called "Morning Eyes" highlights Minneapolis City By Nature for Summer Travel.

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