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Photos: Super Bowl draws kids, grandmas and everyone else to the party

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Bernice Cole, 94, was determined to come to the Super Bowl activities.
With the assistance of her granddaughter, 94-year-old Bernice Cole of Richfield was determined to come to the Super Bowl activities on the Nicollet Mall Wednesday evening, in spite of needing a wheelchair to get around. "I'm a Minnesotan," she declared. "I just had to be a part of it."
Judy Griesedieck for MPR News

Minnesotans are welcoming thousands of people to the state for the big game, and coming out to join the party. Despite our icy reputation, we're showing we're anything but cold.

Our photographers went out to check out who's joining in the fun.