Twin Cities Gateway News

Anoka Municipal Utility Gifts Pumpkin Sculpture to Anoka

With guests waiting anxiously, Anoka Municipal Utility (AMU) proudly unveiled and gifted a handmade, 12-foot tall, 8-foot wide giant pumpkin made of repurposed materials to the City of Anoka in…

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Anoka Halloween Festival COVID-19 Safe

Anoka, Minnesota – 100th Anniversary Halloween Festival COVID-19 Safe! – October 2020 “We are excited to announce the 100th Anoka Halloween Festival will happen,” said Liz McFarland, Anoka Halloween President….

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Hotel Group Donating N95’s to healthcare workers

Minneapolis, MN (May 1st, 2020) – In the spirit of Park Nicollet’s Head & Heart philosophy. it is with great honor I am able to present, on behalf of Mr. Amar…

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Phil Mickelson to play in inaugural 3M Open in Blaine

By Jerry Zgoda Star Tribune Congested, homebound and brought down by pneumonia, 3M Open boss Hollis Cavner sounded a shade below his normal, exuberant self Wednesday until someone mentioned the…

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Springbrook’s Enchanted Trails Light Up for Pumpkin Night

FRIDLEY, MN – 1,000 carved pumpkins light up the enchanted trails at Springbrook Nature Center for the popular Pumpkin Night in the Park on October 21. Experience the magic of…

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Tickets on sale for 2018 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Curling Mixed Doubles

(Blaine, Minn.) – Tickets to the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Curling Mixed Doubles are now on sale! The event will take place Dec. 13-17 at Fogerty Arena, 9250…

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Historic early opening date for Bunker Hills Golf Club

(Coon Rapids, MN) – It’s the news golfers have been waiting for! Bunker Hills Golf Club will open this weekend – the earliest opening of all the courses in the…

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Top Men’s and Women’s Teams From China, Japan, Switzerland, Canada and the U.S. Compete This Weekend in Blaine

U.S. Olympic Training Site hosts the U.S. Open, free viewing for the public This weekend the U.S. Olympic Training Site for curling, Fogerty Arena and the Four Seasons Curling club,…

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2016 Schwan’s USA CUP will welcome a record 1,178 teams from 19 states and 19 countries

BLAINE, Minnesota (July 8, 2016) – The final count is in, and the 32nd Schwan’s USA CUP, coming up July 15-23, will be the largest ever. The final team count…

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Springbrook Nature Center Grand Opening Celebration

FRIDLEY, MN – We invite you to experience the whole new Springbrook Nature Center! Saturday, July 30, 2016, we open the doors to Springbrook’s new interpretive center, a place to…

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Schwan’s USA CUP on track to host a record numbers of teams in 2016

BLAINE, Minnesota (June 15, 2016) – After hosting a record number of teams (1,153) in 2015, the 32nd edition of Schwan’s USA CUP, July 15-23, is on track to break last…

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Schwan Super Rink will host U.S. Women’s National Team Goaltending Development Camp May 12-15

Blaine, Minn. (April 26, 2016) – The Schwan Super Rink at the National Sports Center in Blaine will host its second annual USA Hockey Women’s National Team Goaltending Development Camp from…

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18th annual Stick It to Cancer Women’s Hockey Tournament coming April 15-17 at Schwan Super Rink

BLAINE, Minn. (April 12, 2016) – The Schwan Super Rink at the National Sports Center will host the 18th annual Stick It to Cancer Girls and Women’s Hockey Tournament this coming…

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Coon Rapids Ice Fantasy Show – “Skating through Candyland”

27th annual celebration features fantastic skating talent, World Competitors Kim Navarro and Brent Bommentre and U.S. National competitor Jonathan Yang Enjoy an evening of fantastic entertainment at the Coon Rapids…

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Schwan Super Rink at National Sports Center to host U18 Pre-World Championship Training Camp for USA, Denmark and Finland, April 5-10

Blaine, Minn. (March 24, 2016) – USA Hockey and the National Sports Center announced today that the Schwan Super Rink, on the campus of the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minnesota, will…

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Anoka Selected by United States Postal Service to Host First Day of Issue & Postage Stamp Unveiling

ANOKA, Minn. – The City of Anoka is honored to have been selected by the U.S. Postal Service to be the official host city for the First Day of Issue…

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National Sports Center selected to host one of the 2016 Major League Lacrosse semifinal games August 13

Blaine, Minn. (March 9, 2016) – Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced today that the National Sports Center in Blaine has been selected to host one of…

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Minnesota NHL Alumni Hockey Game vs Coon Rapids Guns and Hoses

Third annual game features former North Stars and Wild players Mark your calendars! Your favorite former North Stars and Minnesota Wild hockey players will take the ice on Saturday, February…

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Coon Rapids Performing Arts Series Begins this Week

Dessert and Coffee Concerts kick off Thursday, January 21 The Coon Rapids Arts Commission is proud to host the annual “Dessert and Coffee Concert Series” starting this month! Come out…

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OneHockey holiday weekend tournament generating $3 million for Blaine economy

BLAINE, MN – Not often can a weekend youth hockey tournament boast it’s capable of a $3 million infusion in the local economy. But then again, a OneHockey event is…

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USA Women’s National Hockey Team returns to the National Sports Center for their Winter Training Camp, December 27-January 1

Thirty-seven player roster includes 23 World Champions, 15 Olympians and ten players with Minnesota ties BLAINE, Minn. (December 15, 2015) – USA Hockey announced the schedule and roster for the…

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Banfill-Locke Reading Series Events

The final three reading series events of 2015 are sure to delight and inspire. On the second Friday of the month at 7:30 pm we invite readers and writers and…

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2015 NAHL Showcase comes to National Sports Center Sept. 23-27

The annual event is one of the largest tournaments hosted at the Schwan Super Rink Blaine, Minn. (September 21, 2015) — The North American Hockey League (NAHL) Showcase Tournament, in…

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Experience the Enchanted Trails at Springbrook’s Pumpkin Night in the Park

FRIDLEY, MN – Springbrook Nature Center adds a special glow to the trails on October 17 with Pumpkin Night in the Park. Experience the magic of our most popular event…

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National Sports Center signs facility naming sponsorship agreement with Gradient Financial Group to rename Schwan Center as Gradient Financial Center

Blaine, Minnesota (August 13, 2015) — The National Sports Center (NSC) announced today that it has partnered with the Gradient Financial Group, LLC, to rename the Schwan Center on the NSC…

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Pet Expo at Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts Saturday, August 8, 1 to 4 pm

Fridley, MN- July 27, 2015. In association with the exhibition Pets on View in the galleries, Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts is hosting a Pet Expo celebrating our friends of…

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National Sports Center’s Victory Links hosts 3M Championship final qualifier on Tuesday

Blaine, Minn. (July 27, 2015) – The Victory Links golf course at the National Sports Center in Blaine will host the final qualifier for the 2015 3M Championship on Tuesday,…

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Minnesota teams win seven of 16 “A” flight championships at Schwan’s USA CUP Weekend Tournament Sunday, July 12; tournament resumes Tuesday

BLAINE, Minn. (July 12, 2015) – Minnesota soccer clubs captured seven of the 16 “A” flight championships contested on the final day of the Schwan’s USA CUP Weekend Tournament Sunday….

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The 2015 Schwan’s USA CUP will be the largest ever

1,153 teams will represent 19 states and 17 countries BLAINE, Minnesota (July 1, 2015) – Team registration has now closed for the 31st annual Schwan’s USA CUP at the National Sports…

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Four Seasons Curling Club receives designation as U.S. Olympic Training Site

BLAINE, Minn. – The Four Seasons Curling Club and the United States Olympic Committee announced today an agreement designating the club as a U.S. Olympic Training Site. Located at the…

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Schwan’s Usa Cup on track to a host record numbers of teams in 2015

BLAINE, Minnesota (June 9, 2015) – After hosting 1,060 teams from 21 states and 19 countries last year, the annual Schwan’s USA CUP is running ahead of the registration numbers…

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Fridley Celebrates National Trails Day on the Mighty Mississippi: June 6

Join us for activities along the great Mississippi River Trail on Saturday, June 6. Fridley landmarks include Islands of Peace Park, Manomin County Park, along with Banfill-Locke Center for the…

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Twin Cities Gateway Offers $1,000 in Photo Contest Prizes

Blaine, MN – Twin Cities Gateway, the regional visitors bureau representing nine communities in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, announces its 2015 Photo Contest. The contest provides an opportunity for…

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North Metro “Community” Home and Garden Show

Minneapolis, MN — The Cities of Blaine, Fridley, and Mounds View, Minnesota, are co-sponsors of the Seventeenth Annual North Metro Home & Garden Show. This community event will be held…

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National Training Center to host taping of special curling event

(STEVENS POINT, Wis.) – USA Curling’s National Training Center in Blaine, Minn., will host a made-for-TV international curling event Dec. 4-6. The eight-team competition titled the U.S. Curling Grand Prix…

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