Kare 11: Thousands descend on Minneapolis for faith gathering
More than 20,000 kids are expected in the city for the LCMS Youth Gathering, which is held every three years.
By Ellery McCardle
MINNEAPOLIS — If you see lots of young people wearing purple backpacks in downtown Minneapolis this weekend, here's why: they're in town for the Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod Gathering, which lasts for the next five days.
The event draws high schoolers from nearly every U.S. state and 10 countries. This year, there are about 23,000 attendees.