100% agree. Minneapolis has more hotel options therefore you can usually find decent rates. I paid under $100 a night the past two years in Minneapolis. In St. Paul, you were almost certainly paying $200/night but I would make that trade any day for the tourney to be back at the X. Huge difference between Minneapolis and St. Paul. St. Paul is a hockey town and Minneapolis simply is not.
Not during tourney time, at least in my experience. During the real Final Five days, it seemed you couldn't get a downtown St Paul hotel for under $300 per night. Hotels in downtown Minneapolis are plentiful enough the tourney doesn't make a huge difference in rates.
Hope this isn't true.
For now, I'll put my faith in the coaches that put him back on the roster. Can't imagine they would do that if there wasn't some sort of understanding in place, and if Grady were to flake out after being given a second chance, then it truly would be time to move on. Hope that is not that case though.