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Super Bowl crowd expected to displace 2,000 homeless kids

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ST. PAUL, MN -

Thousands of fans are heading to Minneapolis for Super Bowl 52, but their visit may leave a lot of kids out in the cold.

About 2,000 students are experiencing homelessness in the St. Paul Public School District.

The county has a contract with motels that allows students to take shelter, but motels and hotels are now making rooms available for the influx of visitors who are headed to the big game.

Homeless families have been told they have to vacate their motels before kickoff.

"Because the Super Bowl is coming into town, the Motels Ramsey County has been using are not available, and so then the families ended up being displaced from that," St. Paul Public Schools Supervisor Anne McInerney said. 

The school district considered opening up a vacant school to provide temporary shelter to families, but the county was able to find alternative spaces for those affected.

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