According to the Pioneer Press some 818 people were arrested in both St. Paul and Minneapolis during the convention for RNC related incidents. There were 396 arrests on Thursday with 90% of them being misdemeanors.
Many bars and restaurants were disappointed with the turn out. They were expecting a huge bump in traffic but were dismayed to see busloads of delegates leave the quarantine zone and go to places outside of St. Paul. Many had hired extra staff who ended up doing nothing but calling friends to come on down.
More people watch the Republican National Convention than watched the Democratic National Convention from Denver. 34.5 million viewers tuned into the Republican National Convention compared to 30.2 million who watched the Democratic National Convention.