Updated: 02/03/2014 10:22 PM
Created: 02/03/2014 5:40 PM WDIO.com
By: Maarja Anderson
The Vikings and the Packers didn't make it to the Super Bowl, but Northlanders still tuned in to watch the big game.
We went out on the streets and asked Northlanders, what did you think? Many were hoping for a little more action. The Seahawks beat the Broncos 43-8.
Others were shocked Sunday to see a two-minute spot starring Bob Dylan. Some people called him a sell-out, but fans such as Nelson French call him a business man.
"Bob was very poised in the ad. In fact, he kind of spoke of the heartland from which he comes, from Duluth, an industrial port," he said.
Most people we asked didn't remember the commercial, but that doesn't mean many others caught their attention.
"They were definitely not as good as they usually are. I really liked the Budweiser one with the puppies. I mean,...who doesn't like puppies," said Dana Williams.
Among those we talked to, the Budweiser spot was a hit, as was the Cheerios ad, the one for Radio Shack, and the Audi ad.
"The only commercial I liked was the Doritos one. They were all the same over and over, it was boring," said Nadhi Woliye at UMD.
The halftime show seemed to get mixed reviews, but the game itself? No rave reviews.
"I thought it was pretty boring," said Matt Fioritto.
Schroeder's Iditarod Run Inspires Learning in the Northland
Northlander Nathan Schroeder and his sled dog team continued their grueling journey across the Iditarod course in Alaska this weekend. The race leader was expected to finish on Monday, but Schroeder was running in 25th place. Still, students in his home town are learning a lot by cheering him on.
Northland Teens Dance Against Cancer
Northland teens participated in the Eighth Annual Dancing Against Cancer Dance Showcase on Sunday. The event has raised over $15,000 for St. Jude's in the last seven years.
Shamrock Shufflers Pub Hop Along 2.8-Mile Run
The Duluth Running Company Shamrock Shuffle covered 2.8 miles and four pubs on Sunday. Participants weren't racing for a title, but for pints. The run ended at Dubh Linn Irish Pub with live outdoor music.
Angels for a Cause
A crowd gathered in Duluth on Sunday to make snow angels for a good cause. Profits from the event went to Lutheran Social Services to help them build the Center for Changing Lives, a new center for homeless youth in Duluth.
New York Folk Artist Visits Sacred Heart
New York-based folk singer-songwriter Lucy Kaplansky performed at Sacred Heart Music Center in Duluth on Sunday.