ST. PAUL—As the financial impact of Super Bowl LII on the Twin Cities is still being tallied, the organizers released a slew of numbers Wednesday, Feb. 7, touting the big event's success. According to the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee, 1,055,000 people attended the Super Bowl Live events on Nicollet Mall that ran from Jan. 26 through Feb. 4. That exceeds the projected 1 million visitors from near and far who would take in the scores of events around Sunday's game at U.S. Bank Stadium.
ST. PAUL — At least 24 people died from domestic violence in Minnesota last year, according to a report released Tuesday, Jan. 30, by the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women. The number includes 19 women who died by homicide at the hands of a current or former intimate partner and five friends, family or bystanders involved in violent situations, according to the 2017 Femicide Report.