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Super Bowl LII: Dateline Minnesota

Rochelle Olson updates you on Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4, 2018, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

Super Bowl Host Committee hits $1 million giving mark

The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee hit the $1 million mark.

That's the total the committee's Legacy Fund will have given out after the $90,000 donation Tuesday to the Brooklyn Bridge Alliance for Youth.

Every week, the committeee announces a donation to a youth sports or health program. From breakfasts for school kids to a van to ferry athletes in an urban American Indian Lacrosse program, the grants have gone to communities from International Falls to St. Paul and beyond.

The grants are funded with $1 million from the NFL and at least $1 million from private fund-raising by the host committee.

The big football game next February at U.S. Bank Stadium will be the 52nd Super Bowl. The Minnesota Legacy Fund mapped out  52 weeks of giving as a leadup to the game.

The latest grant goes to the Brooklyn youth alliance's "Rec On The Go" program. The alliance will use the grant money to focus on helping teens in underserved areas of the two northern suburbs. The group will use to the money to purchase a "mobile recreation vehicle."

The announcement was planned at the Zanewood Recreational Facility with representaties from the NFL and the Minnesota Vikings in attendance.

Get paid to attend Coldplay, Bieber, Vikings and the 2018 Super Bowl

Free entry awaits 1,000 Minnesotans for summer's biggest concerts, the X Games, the Minnesota Vikings' season, Super Bowl 52 in February.

These aren't big buck front row seats, but winners will still get in the door and be part of the lively crowd at some of the world's most exciting events. The catch is they'll be working. But take it from a newspaper reporter: It's still fun to be in there even when you're on a tight deadline, running laps around the concourse for quotes, not tracking the score of the game and can't see the concert stage.

The companies that run U.S. Bank Stadium are seeking up to 1,000 part-time service workers for events from the Guns 'N Roses concert to Justin Bieber and the Super Bowl.

The hiring fair, which the organizers call "SKOL Service Draft Day," will be Tuesday and Wednesday at the stadium. Background checks and job offers occur on the spot so bring that A game. (Best place to enter the building is the Polaris Gate in the northwest corner by the light-rail stop.)

SMG general manager Patrick Talty says operators want *outgoing* employees to "create memorable experiences for guests through excellence."

Stadium operator SMG, the Minnesota Vikings, M Hospitality, Main Gate Retail and Monterrey Security are all looking for workers. Jobs are available in just about every aspect of stadium work from guest services, cleaning, security, retail, concessions, food service and the money room - whatever that entails.

A full list of available postions is available at www.usbankstadium.com. Prospects are strongly encouraged to apply in advance online to make sure they get interviews. Requirements: Must be at least 18, have a high school diploma or GED and pass a background check. Bring a government-issued photo ID.

Major events require 4,500 employees. Upcoming biggies including the Summer X Games, Coldplay and the Biebs. Smaller events require several hundred employees. The stadium also has daily needs from general operations to tour leaders.