Students, pop stars gather Tuesday for We Day Minnesota


Prominent pop star politicians and speakers will be part of the First We Day Minnesota Tuesday at the Xcel Energy Center, the Pioneer Press reports.

Some 18,000 students, teachers and other guests are expected at the event, which is meant to inspire youth to create change in their communities and around the world.

WCCO-TV reports that performers at the event include Demi Lovato, Carly Rae Jepsen and the Jonas Brothers; and that Martin Luther King III, Queen Noor of Jordan and actress Mia Farrow are among the speakers.

Among the local politicians attending the event are Gov. Mark Dayton and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman.

The station says tickets couldn't be bought to attend We Day Minnesota. Instead, students had to earn their way through volunteerism.

St. Paul is hosting the second We Day in the nation, following a successful event in Seattle.

Streets near Xcel will be closed or reduced to one lane until 9 a.m. Tuesday morning, and again this afternoon from 1:30 to 4 p.m. because of the event.


Next Up

Ben Simmons

Simmons' reunion with 76ers lasts mere days, chance for Wolves?

Woj says the Sixers remain "steadfast" in their plans for Simmons.

mitchell ottinger

Sub teacher involved in 'sextortion' of more than 10 minors pleads guilty

Some of the minors he knew from the school district where he worked.

flickr ice castles new brighton 2020 - Greg Gjerdingen

The Ice Castles, a winter favorite, are coming back to the Twin Cities

The popular attraction was canceled last winter due to COVID.

joey meatballs

4 new vendors coming to Rosedale's POTLUCK food hall

Three restaurants and a VR company are opening soon.

flickr - Lorie Shaull - Line 3 pipeline Palisade July 2021

Enbridge misses deadline to fix its groundwater blunder

The company had 30 days to stop the leak it caused by not following its submitted plans.

wikimedia commons - the beach boys 2019 - joergens.mi

Beach Boys bringing 2021 holiday tour to Minnesota

The iconic band's "Holiday Harmonies" tour stops at Treasure Island just before the new year.

pixabay - us supreme court

MN, WI attorney generals push SCOTUS to block to Texas abortion law

They say the law is in "direct contravention of nearly a half century of binding precedent."

Piper Cherokee

UND student killed in plane crash near Minnesota border

The crash happened Monday night just west of the Minnesota border.


WE Day celebrates Minnesota students trying to change the world

Ann Curry, Margaret Trudeau, and other celebrities are attending the event.