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Minneapolis security is spot on during All Star week

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The MLB All Star game has taken over Downtown Minneapolis. Baseball fans are filling the streets.

"Last year we went to the all star game in New York City. The weather is much better here. Better than 100 degrees in New York City," Jolee Thurn, Sioux Falls, said. 

With all these people from out of town, high security is needed to make sure things run smoothly, and officers have done their job.

"It's been phenomenal. We've got so many folks in town, but there's a lot of planning and preparation, and we've crossed all the 't's' and dotted all the 'i's' and people have just been having a good time. They're having good experiences. The weather is pretty much cooperating, and so it's been really successful so far," Minneapolis Chief of Police Janee Harteau said. 

"You feel very safe," Thurn said.

Twenty different local police regiments are in Minneapolis for All Star week, but they've had to take little disciplinary action.

"A few minor things that you always have when you have a lot of people, but our focus has been on really public relations and customer service. Just so people know that cops are out here just to ensure that they're safe. Otherwise there really hasn't been a need for cops to be out here, other than to meet and greet people from out of town," Harteau said.

"Everybody has been wonderful. Customer service has been exceptionally good," Thurn said.

Officers are just excited that people are here taking in all that the Twins Cities have to offer.

"We have a lot to offer and people don't always know that until there is an event that brings them to town. We have arts and music, and so many things here, and now I hope they will all come back," Harteau said.

The All Star game is Tuesday night at 6:30. It is the last of the events for All Star weekend.

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