October 9, 2015; 9:43 PM ET
Though Minneapolis will flirt with potentially record-challenging heat on Sunday, temperatures will fall back to normal levels early in the week. more >
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Nearly 20,000 athletes and 25,000 spectators are expected to flood Minneapolis in 2017 for two of USA Volleyball's major events; the Girls' Junior National Championships and the Open National Championships.
The events are expected to bring in an estimated $65 million to the area, according to a news release. 1,300 teams and 13,500 athletes will attend the Girls' Junior National Championships with an estimated 500 teams and 6,000 players attending the Open National Championships.
Sports Minneapolis lobbied for the events to be held in Minneapolis following a successful Girls' Junior National Championships held there in 2014.
2017 Girls' Junior National Championships: June 25-July 4
2017 Open National Championships: May 20-21
One of the most intense and long-lasting rainstorms in recorded history slammed the Carolinas this week, bringing widespread and dangerous flooding.Read Story >