Minneapolis wins the Super Bowl (sort of): Top tweets

It's official!
You could feel the tension through your computer monitor as the NFL owners convened in Atlanta today to decide which city gets Super Bowl 52.

The smart money coming into today was that New Orleans was the front runner. After all, the city was 10 for 10 in Super Bowl bids, and 2018 represents the 300th anniversary of N'awlins's founding. But in a refreshing change of pace, a Minnesota sports entity actually pulled off an upset, and in the second round of voting, Minneapolis was awarded the big game.

As you'd imagine, Twitter was blowing up before, during, and after each of the three cities in the mix made its pitch (Indianapolis was the third) and the owners voted. So in tried-and-true fashion, below are the 20 most entertaining tweets we saw.

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Bud Grant selling "loads of Vikings stuff" during Bloomington garage sale

Categories: Events, Vikings
@Vikings on Twitter
Today, Bud Grant turns 87. Tomorrow, the winningest coach in Vikings history is holding what organizers are calling his "biggest, best, and last" garage sale.

The sale, to be held at 8134 Oakmere Drive in Bloomington, will feature a ton of hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling gear; wildlife art prints by Les Kouba; and, perhaps most intriguingly, "loads of Vikings stuff." (Read a rife-with-typos post with more information about the sale here.)

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Sid Hartman's still alive, but nonetheless, he's holding an estate sale [PHOTOS]

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Minneapolis's Super Bowl drive could bring in more than $300 million, officials say

Meet Minneapolis
A rendering of what a Minneapolis Super Bowl would look like.
State, city, business, and Vikings officials want Minneapolis to host the Super Bowl in 2018, and it's not because of the goodness of their hearts.

:::: UPDATE :::: Mark Dayton blasted for publicly financed trip to Super Bowl

Kristen Montag, communications director for Meet Minneapolis -- the nonprofit tasked with putting together hospitality arrangements for the city's bid -- said hosting the big game could bring in well upward of $300 million.

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Mayor wants Stillwater Log Jam to change name because of Urban Dictionary connotation

A literal log jam. An image of the figurative meaning would be NSFW.
The name of the event that will follow in the footsteps of the defunct Stillwater Lumberjack Days was officially announced on Tuesday. The festival, to be held July 18-20, will be called the Stillwater Log Jam.

RELATED: What should replace Stillwater's Lumberjack Days?

But yesterday, Stillwater officials contacted the festival organizers and asked them to change the name. The reason? A resident contacted them to let them know how "log jam" is defined in the Urban Dictionary.

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Sid Hartman's still alive, but nonetheless, he's holding an estate sale this weekend [PHOTOS]

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Alex Conover
Always wanted to dress like Sid? Here's your big chance!
Sid Hartman is 93 years young and still going strong as a Star Tribune columnist, but he's taking the unusual step of holding a pre-death estate sale.

SEE ALSO: Sid Hartman interviews Tyus Jones with recorder that might've been Fred Flinstone's [PHOTO]

The sale, organized by a company called Estate Sales Minnesota, is taking place in a commercial building at 6900 Oxford Street in St. Louis Park between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Twin Cities Business reports.

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Gophers bowl game tickets cost about as much as gas station donuts

The 8-4 Minnesota Gophers versus the 6-6 Syracuse Orange... in Houston! Feel the excitement!
Judging by ticket prices, tonight's Gophers vs. Syracuse Texas Bowl matchup will be a bit like the moon landing -- the only people watching it will be thousands of miles away.

RELATED: Associated Press disses Gophers football team

That's because tickets to the game are selling for less than 50 cents, or roughly the price of one of those crappy glazed donuts you snap up at your local gas station only to regret it immediately thereafter.

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Holidazzle parade is going way of the dinosaur after this year

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Metro Transit
The Holidazzle's downsized 22nd season will be its last, Minneapolis Downtown Council officials say.

The parades will be held only on Friday and Saturday nights this year -- down from four nights a week in recent seasons -- and next year, "there won't be a Holidazzle as it is today," Leah Wong, the Downtown Council's VP of events and marketing, told the Star Tribune.

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Super Bowl in Minneapolis? Zygi-land one of three finalists for 2018 game

Playoff football could be coming to Minneapolis!
If history is any indication, the Vikings probably won't be playing in it (sorry, cheap shot), but the 2018 Super Bowl might be coming to Minneapolis.

SEE ALSO: VW's Super Bowl ad featuring 'Minnesotan' criticized for being "like blackface with voices" [VIDEO]

Yesterday, the City of Lakes was named as one of three finalists to host the game, along with Indianapolis and New Orleans.

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Public access TV legends Viva and Jerry holding huge Lyn-Lake-area garage sale

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Viva and Jerry
We'll go out on a limb and say this is the one garage sale in Minneapolis you won't want to miss this decade.

From 9 a.m. to roughly 4 p.m. today and tomorrow, Minneapolis public access TV legends Viva and Jerry are holding a huge garage sale at 38th Street and Lyndale Avenue South.

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Bull breaks loose from rodeo event at Dakota County Fair, injures eight [PHOTOS] [VIDEO]

Categories: Animals, Events
The bull (top left) runs free through a parking lot just moments before it was finally lassoed.
Last night, there was a running of the bulls at the Dakota County Fair. But unfortunately, the event wasn't on the fair's calendar.

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Around 8:15 p.m., a bull broke loose from a rodeo event and made a mad dash through a parking lot and the main fairgrounds. Eight people ended up injured, including a woman who suffered a head wound (among other injuries) and was transferred by helicopter to HCMC.

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