It’s one thing to hear about intense security at the Super Bowl. It’s another to wait in traffic while a military vehicle moves back and forth, directing cars through intermittently. Or to pet one of the more than 100 explosive-detecting dogs. Or to see, and hear, helicopters watching from above.
That was the scene Twin Cities residents saw Wednesday at Super Bowl Live on Nicollet Mall as Minneapolis prepares to host Super Bowl LII on Sunday. While many noted the need for security at such a big event, not all the Minneapolitans were convinced the high security was a good look for the city.