Sarah McKenzie

All-Star Week one of many big downtown events this summer


While the All-Star Game has been the most hyped downtown event in some time, it’s not the only one this summer to bring a big influx of cash and visitors to Minneapolis.

The All-Star festivities followed two other major events — the 2014 USA Volleyball Girl’s Junior National Championship and the Shriners International 2014 Imperial Session — that combined had an estimated $94 million economic impact on the city and drew about 57,000 visitors, according to Meet Minneapolis.


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