Video Conference & Deposition Suites

Benchmark Court Reporting Agency offers Video Conference and Deposition Suites with state-of-the-art technology.

Benchmark’s deposition suites are convenient, comfortable and equipped with the latest technology available to the legal industry.

Benchmark Reporting Agency provides our clients with the complimentary use of our state-of-the-art deposition suites. Conveniently located in downtown Minneapolis, our suites are confidential and comfortably furnished. The suites offer access to video conference via IP connection, computers, secure wireless internet access; printers, telephones, photocopy machines, and fax machine; as well as Benchmark’s highly qualified support staff. On-site, indoor parking is also conveniently located nearby.

Benefits of Benchmark Deposition Suites:

In addition, Benchmark Reporting Agency has access to the large conference room located in the Campbell Mithum Tower.

Contact Benchmark Reporting Agency to learn more.

Benchmark Reporting Agency is located in downtown Minneapolis and conveniently close to some of the city’s best hotels and restaurants.

Driving Directions to Benchmark Reporting Agency
Parking
Light Rail Transit Directions
Where to Stay
Where to Eat
Driving Directions to Benchmark Reporting Agency

From Airport:
Take 494 West to 35W North to 11th Street Exit to 3rd Avenue.
Turn Right on 3rd Avenue. We are on the corner of 3rd Avenue and 9th Street.

From Airport Riding the Light Rail:
At the airport, proceed toward Baggage Claim, then follow the signs to the Light Rail Station.
A map of stops on the Light Rail line can be found here.
In Downtown Minneapolis get off the train at the Government Plaza Station (in front of City Hall, between 3rd Avenue and 4th Avenue). The train at this point will be traveling down 5th Street.

From Highway 394 West:
Take 394 East to the 12th Street Exit to Hennepin Avenue, turn left. Stay on Hennepin to 10th Street South, turn right. Turn left on 3rd Avenue South. We are on the corner of 3rd Avenue and 9th Street.

Minneapolis and St. Paul
Take 94 West to 11th Street Exit, to 3rd Avenue, turn right.
We are on the corner of 3rd Avenue and 9th Street.

From 694 East (Also referred to as the North):
Take 694 West to Highway 35W South to Washington Avenue South to 3rd Avenue.
Take Right (South) to the corner of 3rd Avenue and 9th Street.

From Highway 55 West (Also referred to as Olson Memorial Highway):
Take Highway 55 East to 7th Street, Turn right. Stay on 7th Street to 3rd Avenue, Turn left.
We are on the corner of 3rd Avenue and 9th Street.

Parking
Energy Center
324 South 9th Street
612-349-6091
Daily Monthly
1ST hour: $3.00 Covered: $175.00
All Day: $12.00 Roof Top: $135.00
TCF Tower
121 South 8th Street
612-333-1053
Daily Monthly
1ST hour: $5.00 Covered: $225.00
All Day: $13.00 Roof Top: $275.00
Marquette Parking Ramp
1111 Marquette Avenue
612-343-7275
Daily Monthly
1ST hour: $3.00 Unassigned: $139.00
All Day: $9.00 Reserved: $205.00
Leamington Ramp
1001 2nd Avenue South
612-343-7275
Daily Monthly
1ST hour: $3.00 Covered: $160.00
All Day: $9.50 Reserved: $215.00
Hilton Hotel Ramp
920 2nd Avenue South
612-343-7275
Daily Monthly
1ST hour: $3.00 Unassigned: $170.00
All Day: $12.00 Reserved: $225.00
Benson Lot
900 3rd Avenue South
612-371-9444
Daily Monthly
1ST hour: $2.50 None
All Day: $9.00
Light Rail Transit Directions

Light rail service to and from the airport is available. Trains stop at both the Lindbergh and Humphrey Terminals and connect travelers to 15 other destinations, including downtown Minneapolis to the north and the Mall of America to the south. At the airport, proceed toward Baggage Claim and follow the signs to the Light Rail Station. You will be traveling to downtown Minneapolis.

In Downtown Minneapolis depart the train at the Government Plaza Station (in front of City Hall, between 3rd Avenue and 4th Avenue). The train at this point will be traveling down 5th Street. Proceed south on 3rd Avenue. Benchmark Reporting is approximately 4 blocks south of the station and located at the corner of 3rd Avenue and 9th Street.

Frequency
Light rail trains run every 7 or 8 minutes during peak hours and every 10 to 15 minutes at other times of the day. From MSP, trains can take you to the Mall of America in about 11 minutes and to the Warehouse District in downtown Minneapolis in about 25 minutes. If you have a layover and plan to take the Light Rail away from the airport, please allow time to travel and return.

Fares
Light rail fares for adults are $2.25 during rush hours (Monday through Friday, 6 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 6:30 p.m.) and $1.75 at other times. Tickets are sold at vending kiosks at the rail station.

Airport Station Locations
The Lindbergh Terminal light rail station is located below the Transit Center, between the Blue and Red Parking ramps.  From the Tram Level (one level below bag claim), take the automated tram to the Transit Center. When you exit the tram, follow the signs to the light rail station, located 70 feet underground.

Where to Stay

Benchmark Reporting Agency is located in downtown Minneapolis and conveniently close to some of the city’s best hotels:

Hyatt Place Minneapolis Downtown
425 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415
612/333-3111
Hyatt Place offers Benchmark Court Reporting Agency clients an affordable rate per night when booking.
Reservations may be made by calling the hotel directly at 612-333-3111 .
Walking distance to Benchmark Court Reporting Agency: 2 blocks

Crowne Plaza Northstar Hotel
618 South 2nd Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612/338-2288
612/338-6194 (fax)
Centrally located in downtown Minneapolis and connected by skyway to all major shopping, dining and entertainment venues. Newly renovated, upscale guest rooms, two restaurants and 10,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.
Walking distance to Benchmark Court Reporting Agency: 4 blocks

Downtown Minneapolis Residence Inn by Marriott
45 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612/677-1000
612/677-0500 (fax)
Minneapolis’ only first-class extended-stay hotel in the heart of downtown. All 124 suites include a full kitchen, separate living room and sleeping area and a daily complimentary breakfast.
Walking distance to Benchmark Court Reporting Agency: 5 blocks

Grand Hotel Minneapolis
615 2nd Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612/288-8888
612/373-0407 (fax)
The Grand Hotel Minneapolis combines casual elegance with world class accommodations in the heart of the city. The hotel has 140 guest rooms and suites, luxurious apartments, award-winning restaurants, an exceptional athletic club and spa, and state-of-the-art conference facilities. It is ranked as one of the best 500 hotels in the world by Travel & Leisure Magazine.
Walking distance to Benchmark Court Reporting Agency: 2 blocks

Hilton Minneapolis
1001 Marquette Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612/376-1000
612/397-4875 (fax)
Featuring 821 deluxe guest rooms and 51 suites connected via skyway to the Minneapolis Convention Center. Health club, pool, whirlpool, sauna and over 56,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.
Walking distance to Benchmark Court Reporting Agency: 5 blocks

Hyatt Place Minneapolis Downtown
425 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415
612/333-3111
Hyatt Place offers Benchmark Court Reporting Agency clients an affordable rate at $139.00 per night when booking.
Reservations may be made by calling the hotel directly at 612-333-3111 and pressing 3, through Hyatt Place’s toll free number at 1-877-HYATT-HP, and requesting the Benchmark Court Reportings’ negotiated rate.
Walking distance to Benchmark Court Reporting Agency: 2 blocks

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612/370-1234
612/370-1233 (fax)
Hyatt is Minneapolis’ premier convention hotel, offering a $7 million guest room renovation. Located one block from the Minneapolis Convention Center on Nicollet Mall.
Walking distance to Benchmark Court Reporting Agency: 8 blocks

Marquette Hotel
710 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55402-2368
612/333-4545
612/288-2188 (fax)
Premier downtown hotel with 277 deluxe, oversized guest rooms and superior service, a favorite amongst travelers. Located in IDS Center. Excellent meeting facilities.
Walking distance to Benchmark Court Reporting Agency: 2 blocks

Marriott Minneapolis Marriott City Center
30 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612/349-4000
612/349-9215 (fax)
Conveniently located in the heart of Minneapolis, our first class, full-service hotel is connected by skyway to downtown offices and shopping centers and the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Walking distance to Benchmark Court Reporting Agency: 4 blocks

Radisson Plaza Hotel Minneapolis
35 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612/339-4900
612/337-9766 (fax)
The flagship of Radisson Hotels, located in the heart of downtown and connected to the skyway system. Deluxe guest rooms and excellent meeting facilities at competitive rates.
Walking distance to Benchmark Court Reporting Agency: 4 blocks

The Westin Minneapolis
88 South 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612/333-4006
612/333-4007 (fax)
Transformed from Minneapolis ‘s historic Farmers & Mechanics Bank building, the Westin Minneapolis was originally built in 1941 and reopened as a luxury hotel in 2007. This beautiful landmark hotel features the original 34-foot vaulted bank lobby, marble staircase, and wood carved emblems signifying the leading industries of the World War II era. Special Condition Dogs are allowed up to 40 pounds.

W Minneapolis – The Foshay
821 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612/215-3700
612/215-3705 (fax)
Amid a contemporary scene crafted with groundbreaking art, independent music, thriving theater, fashionable shopping and acclaimed dining, the historical W Minneapolis – The Foshay inspires innovative style in a soaring icon of art deco splendor.  Stay on top of the surging urban scene in 229 rooms with spectacular views of the skyline and lush landscapes, also featuring the signature W bed, fully wired technology, delightful Munchie Box, Bliss® Spa sinkside six and fabulous entertainment.
Walking distance from Benchmark Court Reporting Agency: 1 block
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Embassy Suites at the MSP Airport
7901 34th Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55425
952/854-1000
952/854-6557 (fax)
The Embassy Suites Minneapolis-Airport is close to the Minneapolis/St Paul International Airport and Hubert H. Humprey Terminal. The hotel is only one mile to the Mall of America, which includes 400 stores and 40 restaurants and bars. Downtown Minneapolis is approximately a 12 mile trip.
Driving distance to MSP Airport: 3.8 miles | Driving distance to Benchmark: 13.5 miles

Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport
3800 American Boulevard East
Bloomington, MN 55425
952/854-2100
952/854-8002 (fax)
The Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport is near the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport and only six blocks from the Mall of America – the nation’s largest shopping mall/entertainment complex. It provides easy access to all major freeways of the Twin Cities.
Driving distance to MSP Airport: 4 miles | Driving distance to Benchmark: 13.8 miles

Marriott Minneapolis Airport Bloomington
2020 American Boulevard East
Bloomington, MN 55425
952/854-7441
952/854-7671 (fax)
The Minneapolis Airport Marriott Bloomington overlooks the Mall of America just five minutes from the airport. Downtown Minneapolis is ten miles north of the hotel via Interstate 35 west and St Paul is fifteen miles north via Interstate 35 east.
Driving distance to MSP Airport: 4.7 miles | Driving distance to Benchmark: 13.1 miles

Benchmark Reporting Agency is located in downtown Minneapolis and conveniently close to some of the city’s best attractions:

Children's Theatre Company
Mall of America
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Historic Orpheum, Pantages and State Theatres
Orchestra Hall
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Science Museum of Minnesota
Walker Art Center
Guthrie Theater
Children's Theatre Company

Children’s Theatre Company
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
612/874-0400

The Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is recognized as North America’s flagship theatre for young people and families as well as a major cultural and artistic resource in Minnesota. Founded in 1965, CTC has set a standard for excellence in theatre for young people, the creation of new work, and arts education. CTC is located on a campus in south Minneapolis along with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Mall of America

Mall of America
952/883-8000
Interstate 494 and State Highway 77
Bloomington, MN 55425

The Mall of America is a world-class tourist destination, with more than 520 retail stores, 20 sit-down restaurants, 30 fast-food restaurants, 36 specialty stores and 14 movie screens. The lower level houses a nationally-recognized aquarium. An Executive Meeting & Event Center is available on the 4th floor. The MOA is conveniently accessible by light rail to the Lindbergh and Humphrey airport terminals, and downtown Minneapolis.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
612/870-3200
612/870-3004 (fax)

Founded in 1883, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts is one of the leading comprehensive fine-art museums in the country. The MIA’s permanent collection includes more than 100,000 objects, including world-famous works spanning 5,000 years and representing the world’s diverse cultures. The MIA has seven curatorial areas: Africa, Oceania and the Americas ; Architecture, Design, Decorative Arts, Craft and Sculpture; Asian Art; Paintings and Modern Sculpture; Photographs; Prints and Drawings; and Textiles.

Historic Orpheum, Pantages and State Theatres

Historic Orpheum, Pantages and State Theatres
800 LaSalle Ave., Suite 120
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612/373-5600
Box Office: 612/373-5665
612/252-0601 (fax)

Orpheum Theatre
910 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
The Orpheum Theatre opened in October of 1921, with the first playbill featuring the Marx Brothers, and later Jack Benny, Burns & Allen and Fanny Brice. Today, the theatre is a thriving venue for individual artists, comics and Broadway touring productions. The first concert performance was by Heart in December 1993. The first Broadway production was Miss Saigon in January of 1994. The Orpheum has seen the origination of a number of productions, including Victor-Victoria, Beauty and the Beast and the pre-Broadway premiere of Disney’s The Lion King, and the national tour of Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA.

State Theatre
805 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55402
When the State Theatre opened in February of 1921, it was the most technologically advanced and elaborate theatre of its time, with a glass floor that allowed direct lighting from underneath. Since the reopening in 1991, the State has hosted live Broadway productions, concerts, and films – including the world premieres of Minnesota-based films such as Grumpy Old Men.

Pantages Theatre
710 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
The Pantages Theatre opened in October of 1916 and was admired for its Art Modérne façade and Beaux arts interior. Considered one of the city’s most beautiful theatres, the Pantages was brought back to its former glory and reopened on November 7, 2002, bringing music, dance, lectures and other performances to the Historic Minneapolis Theatre District.

Orchestra Hall

Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Box Office: 612/371-5656

Orchestra Hall is an architectural landmark in downtown Minneapolis and home to the Minnesota Orchestra, which was founded in 1903 as the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra has been recognized with 13 awards for adventuresome programming from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), including the 2004 Award for American Programming on a Foreign Tour and the 2005 Leonard Bernstein Award for Education Programming. Six Minnesota Orchestra CDs have received Grammy Award nominations since 1966. The Minnesota Orchestra’s music director is Finnish conductor Osmo Vänskä, who recently extended his tenure through 2011.

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
St. Paul, MN 55102
Box Office: 651/224-4222

This vibrant performing arts center has offered “everything from opera to the Russian circus.” Its classic interior is reminiscent of the great concert halls of Europe. The Ordway Center Performance Season brings an exciting array of musicals and other shows to Minnesota, and hosts the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Schubert Club and the Minnesota Opera. The Ordway Center is located in the center of St. Paul’s historic district.

Science Museum of Minnesota

Science Museum of Minnesota
120 West Kellogg Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55102
651/221-9444

The Science Museum of Minnesota, located on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi, is a repository for all things natural. The museum’s Research and Collections Division focuses on archaeology and ethnology; mammalogy, entomology, and ornithology; vertebrate and invertebrate paleontology; and river and stream ecology and watershed biology. The museum houses 1.75 million artifacts and specimens that are worldwide in scope, and range in size from microscopic spores to dinosaurs and whales.

Walker Art Center

Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612/375-7600

Established in 1927, the Walker Art Center’s focus on modern art began in the 1940’s, when a gift from Mrs. Gilbert Walker made possible the acquisition of works by important artists of the day, including sculptures by Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, Alberto Giacometti, and others. Adjacent to the Walker is the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. The garden’s centerpiece and most popular work is Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen’s Spoonbridge and Cherry (1985-1988), which has become a beloved symbol of the Twin Cities.

Guthrie Theater

Guthrie Theater
818 2 nd Street South
Minneapolis, MN 55415
612/377-2224

The country’s premier resident theater anchors the center of the historic Mills District of Minneapolis on the bank of the Mississippi River. The new theater complex, which opened in June of 2006, includes three theaters, public lobbies, fine restaurants, bars, administrative and support facilities. The original Guthrie Theater opened in 1963 and quickly gained international recognition. It was founded by Sir Tyrone Guthrie, who also served as the theater’s artistic director. In 1982, the Guthrie Theater received a Tony Award for its outstanding contribution to American theater. Joe Dowling has served as the Guthrie’s artistic director since 1995, bringing both classic and contemporary performances to the heartland.

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