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St. Paul promoters this week announced the launch of "31 Days of Giveaways!" to tout a busy month in the Saintly City.

"March is so big in St. Paul that the festivities start in February," Mayor Chris Coleman said.

Beginning with the state girls' hockey tournament, the city will host dozens of games, events, concerts and the St. Patrick's Day parade. To entice even more interest, Visit St. Paul is offering prizes, including Wild hockey tickets, concert passes, restaurant gift cards and free lodging. A complete list can be found at

Terry Mattson, president and CEO of Visit St. Paul, said about 1 million visitors could descend on the city over the next six weeks.