The NFL announced yesterday that Minneapolis beat out Indianapolis and New Orleans to host one of the world's biggest sporting spectacles, the Super Bowl, for the second time.
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The first Super Bowl was played there in the now-demolished Metrodome in 1992. The person in charge of coordinating all the logistics surrounding that game was Paul Ridgeway, a prominent Twin Cities event organizer at the time. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Ridgeway about the big game then, and the impact it had on Minnesota.
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