In The News

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

August 2015

CNN’s Holly Firfer visited Minneapolis this summer and found some of the most unique places to eat and have fun in the city, along with learning a bit more about us from Melvin Tennant.

August 24, 2015

Minneapolis & St. Paul won the USA Today/ Best Local Food Scene contest and WCCO-TV talked about it with chefs from both cities, including Marin’s Chef Mike Rakun.

August 9, 2015

Roshini Rajkumar helped get the WCCO AM listeners out to vote for Minneapolis St. Paul bid for Best Food Scene on for USA Today.

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 June 19, 2015

Fox 9 visited Sister Cities Day at the Nicollet Island Pavilion. The annual event celebrates Minneapolis’ 12 Sister City connections around the world. The piece includes an interview with Bill Deef, Vice President of International Relations at Meet Minneapolis.

June 12, 2015

Fox 9’s MA Rosko visited 2015 Creative City Challenge winner mini_polis as a preview to the Northern Spark launch of the project the next day. She interviewed Niko Kubota, project leader, and Northern Spark Exec Director Steve Dietz.

July 10, 2015

Melvin Tennant talked about Sister Cities International coming to Minneapolis along with some other Minneapolis stories on Almanac on TPT. Hosts Cathy Wurzer and Eric Eskola interviewed Tennant.

 July 2, 2015

Around the World radio featured Minneapolis as the best place to spend the Fourth of July and heard more about the city from PR manager Kristen Montag:

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July 2, 2015

Minneapolis July 4th tips with Kristen Montag, PR manager, Todd About Town podcast with Todd Walker on iHeartRadio:

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June 24, 2015

Minnesota was named CNBC’s Best State for Business 2015 right on the Guthrie’s Endless Bridge on the riverfront. (Site coordination by Meet Minneapolis!)

May 24, 2015

Patio Week and Meet Minneapolis partners Brit’s Pub, Freehouse and Ling & Louie’s got great mentions on Twin Cities Live with Mike Marcotte and host Elizabeth Reis.


May 04, 2015

The record year of hospitality in 2014 resulted in increased numbers of visitors, as noted on KSTP-TV:


April 2015

Quarter 1 Sales & Marketing Fusion is Meet Minneapolis’ quick look at a busy first quarter of 2015 showcasing all the things we did across the organization.


March 07, 2015

Melvin Tennant appeared with the Go Minneapolis Getaway Sweepstakes Finalists on both Fox 9 Saturday and KARE 11 Saturday as Doug Barnett won the grand prize three-year lease on a Chevy Volt from Select Heartland Chevy Dealers.

February 26, 2015

Craft Bar & Lounge & Kelber Catering at the Minneapolis Convention Center provided food samples to the live studio audience for Twin Cities Live on KSTP-TV at the Home & Garden Show.

February 25, 2015

Melvin Tennant spoke with Kevyn Burger about Meet Minneapolis on Comcast Newsmakers.

February 03, 2015

Melvin Tennant talked to Diana Pierce about the latest Go Minneapolis sweepstakes and winter promotion on KARE News @4:

February 01, 2015

WCCO-TV reported on Minneapolis plans for the future 2018 Super Bowl in Minneapolis on the eve of the 2015 game.

January 29, 2015

Melvin Tennant shared the good news of a record year of hospitality in 2014 with WCCO-AM’s Laura Oakes:

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January 15, 2015

Winter tourism is explored in this piece with KARE-11 News’ Melissa Colorado and Meet Minneapolis Director of Marketing Amanda DePhillips:

January 10, 2015

Meet Minneapolis launched a Go Minneapolis Winter Getaway and Chevy Volt sweepstakes and encourages tourism in the winter to people within 400 miles of the city.

January 08, 2015

While winter weather is happening, Minneapolis still attracts visitors and WCCO-TV talked to some while checking in with Meet Minneapolis.

December 26, 2014

Travel writer Max Grinnell loves the Minneapolis area in the winter and tells WGN Chicago listeners all about it:

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November 16, 2014

Sports Minneapolis Executive Director Scott Romane talked with Roshini Rajkumar on WCCO-AM’s News & Views about the 2019 NCAA Final Four win:

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November 15, 2014

In this video from, members of the Minnesota bid committee addressed the media at a press conference on Nov. 14, 2014, at TCF Bank Stadium.

October 27, 2014

A recap of Meet Minneapolis's media stories from July through September.

September 28, 2014

Melvin Tennant was the guest of Curtis Beckmann on Minnesota This Week, KQRS-FM, where he talked about Meet Minneapolis and booking large sporting events like the MLB All-Star Game, NFL Super Bowl and NCAA Final Four.

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August 31, 2014

Melvin Tennant joined host Pete Rhodes, as well as Minneapolis Downtown Council President Steve Cramer and owners of Seven Sushi & Steakhouse, on “Urban Perspectives” on WCCO-TV. Watch the entire episode here. 

August 25, 2014

Dawn Stevens told Fox9 morning viewers that @MeetMinneapolis is her favorite Twitter account. Consider this retweeted.

August 16, 2014
Creative City Challenge Discovery Day was featured on Fox 9 Saturday with Todd Walker. 

August 05, 2014

A recap of Meet Minneapolis's media stories from April through June.

July 23, 2014
Scott Romane spoke with John Williams at WCCO AM radio about the All-Star Game success and Sports Minneapolis.

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July 18, 2014

Creative City Challenge Play Day at Balancing Ground was featured on Fox 9 morning news.

July 16, 2014

Melvin Tennant sat down with Steve Patterson at KSTP to talk about the economic impact of the All-Star Game.

July 16, 2014

Fox 9’s Karen Scullin talked to Amanda DePhillips about the success of #askMPLS during the All-Star Week.

July 13, 2014

WCCO-TV’s Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield visited the #askMPLS social media command center for All-Star week.

July 13, 2014

KSTP’s Brandi Powell told viewers about #askMPLS and visitor spending in Minneapolis, and talked with Marketing Director Amanda DePhillips & Mayor Betsy Hodges.

July 12-15, 2014

Melvin Tennant and Cavan Reagan-Reichmann from Spong PR talked about #askMPLS and the All-Star Game on WCCO-AM, KMSP Fox 9 and WCCO-TV:

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July 10, 2014

KARE’s Adrienne Broaddus asked Melvin Tennant about the benefits of the ASG in Minneapolis. 

July 10, 2014

WCCO-TV’s Kate Raddatz interviewed Melvin Tennant at the #askMPLS social media command center about All-Star week in Minneapolis.

July 07, 2014

WCCO-TV’s Angela Davis talked with Melvin Tennant about the Shriners convention and All-Star Game and what the impact on Minneapolis is. 

June 29, 2014

KARE 11 News interviewed Kristy Cox, USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championship director, about the event at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

June 14, 2014

Creative City Challenge winner Balancing Ground was featured on WCCO AM radio including an interview with the artists and Jeff Johnson, MCC executive director. 

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June 17, 2014

Balancing Ground, winner of the Creative City Challenge, was introduced by MCC Executive Director Jeff Johnson with Edward Moody on WCCO TV.

June 17, 2014
Creative City Challenge winning project Balancing Ground was featured on WCCO-TV when artist Amanda Lovelee spoke with Edward Moody.

May 20, 2014
Minnesota wins Super Bowl LII bid...

May 7, 2014
Rob Moor (Meet Minneapolis board chairman) and co-chairs of the Minnesota Super Bowl LII Bid Committee talk about submitting the final bid for the big game.

May 04, 2014
An interview with Meet Minneapolis’ Bill Deef on KFAI’s Somali radio program, discussing Minneapolis’ busy summer ahead as well as the upcoming
taxi wash.

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April 23, 2014
A recap of Meet Minneapolis's media stories from January thru March.

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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