Showcasing the Minnesota Sound and music across many genres, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis have created a musical lineup with something for everyone that is sure to heat up the Bold North with free concerts at the Verizon Up Stage at Ice Mountain on Nicollet Mall.
As it always is, security surrounding the Super Bowl and its associated events is a massive undertaking.
New England enjoyed the upper hand when the two teams last met in the Super Bowl in 2005, beat Philadelphia 24-21. A major function is the ability to live stream what they're looking at, the video goes straight to people in charge.
The State of Minnesota last hosted Super Bowl XXVI, twenty-six years ago on January 26, 1992 at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.
7News also ran into former Minnesota Vikings player Ezra Tuaolo, whose uncle played for the Patriots.
"So many of us across the country are recognizing the phrase 'if you see something, say something, '" said volunteer Kimberley Hansen.
Sting will be joined on stage by Shaggy for the broadcast debut of their new, Caribbean-flavored single, "Don't Make Me Wait", now available on all digital platforms.
Liz Paetow, another volunteer, said it's just a reality of the era we live in and said she doesn't plan to let the warnings about security affect her enjoyment of the week's festivities. "Hopefully we can stop something from happening".