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Minneapolis
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City of Minneapolis
Downtown visible from Lake Calhoun

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Nickname(s): City of Lakes, Mill City, Twin Cities (with St. Paul)
Motto: En Avant (French: 'Forward')
Location in Hennepin County and the state of Minnesota
Minneapolis is located in the USA
Minneapolis
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 44°58′48.36″N 93°15′6.72″W / 44.9801°N 93.2518667°W / 44.9801; -93.2518667Coordinates: 44°58′48.36″N 93°15′6.72″W / 44.9801°N 93.2518667°W / 44.9801; -93.2518667
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Hennepin
Incorporated 1867
Founder John H. Stevens and Franklin Steele
Named for Dakota word "mni" meaning water with Greek word "polis" for city
Government
 - Mayor R. T. Rybak (DFL)
Area
 - City 58.4 sq mi (151.3 km2)
 - Land 54.9 sq mi (142.2 km2)
 - Water 3.5 sq mi (9.1 km2)
Elevation 830 ft (264 m)
Population (2009)[1][2]
 - City 390,131 (US: 47th)
 Density 6,722/sq mi (2,595/km2)
 Metro 3,502,891
 - Demonym Minneapolitan
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 55401 – 55487
Area code(s) 612
FIPS code 27-43000[3]
GNIS feature ID 0655030[4]
Website www.minneapolismn.gov
Minneapolis (pronounced /ˌmɪniˈæpəlɪs/ ( listen)), nicknamed "City of Lakes" and the "Mill City," is the county seat of Hennepin County, [5] the largest city in the U.S. state of Minnesota, and the 47th largest in the United States. Its name is attributed to the city's first schoolteacher, who combined mni, the Dakota word for water, and polis, the Greek word for city.[6]
.Minneapolis lies on both banks of the Mississippi River, just north of the river's confluence with the Minnesota River, and adjoins Saint Paul, the state's capital.^ SuperShuttle of Minneapolis/Saint Paul .
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Known as the "Twin Cities," Minneapolis-St. Paul is the 13th-largest metropolitan area in the U.S., with 3.5 million residents.[2] The Metropolitan Council estimated the city's population in 2009 as 390,131.[7]
The city is abundantly rich in water with over twenty lakes and wetlands, the Mississippi river, creeks and waterfalls, many connected by parkways in the Chain of Lakes and the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway. It was once the world's flour milling capital and a hub for timber, and today is the primary business center between Chicago and Seattle.[8] Named America's most literate city,[9] it has cultural organizations that draw creative people and audiences to the city for theater, visual art, writing, and music. The community's diverse population has a long tradition of charitable support through progressive public social programs, as well as private and corporate philanthropy.[10]

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History

Little Crow in three quarter height view wearing a headress with three feathers and carrying a spear
Taoyateduta was among the 121 Sioux leaders who from 1837 to 1851 ceded what is now Minneapolis.[11]
Two men who loaded flour and a bag of flour that says Monahan's Minneapolis and a Pillsbury truck
Loading flour, Pillsbury, 1939
Dakota Sioux were the region's sole residents until French explorers arrived around 1680. Nearby Fort Snelling, built in 1819 by the United States Army, spurred growth in the area. The United States Government pressed the Mdewakanton band of the Dakota to sell their land, allowing people arriving from the east to settle there. .The Minnesota Territorial Legislature authorized present day Minneapolis as a town on the Mississippi's west bank in 1856. Minneapolis incorporated as a city in 1867, the year rail service began between Minneapolis and Chicago.^ Days 340 West 84th street, Minneapolis, Mn Post date: 09/06 10:01 PM Sale date: 09/11/09 .
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It later joined with the east bank city of St. Anthony in 1872.[12]
Minneapolis grew up around Saint Anthony Falls, the highest waterfall on the Mississippi. Millers have used hydropower since the 1st century B.C.,[13] but the results in Minneapolis between 1880 and 1930 were so remarkable the city has been described as "the greatest direct-drive waterpower center the world has ever seen."[14] In early years, forests in northern Minnesota were the source of a lumber industry that operated seventeen sawmills on power from the waterfall. By 1871, the west river bank had twenty-three businesses including flour mills, woolen mills, iron works, a railroad machine shop, and mills for cotton, paper, sashes, and planing wood.[15] The farmers of the Great Plains grew grain that was shipped by rail to the city's thirty-four flour mills where Pillsbury and General Mills became processors. By 1905, Minneapolis delivered almost 10% of the country's flour and grist.[16] At peak production, a single mill at Washburn-Crosby made enough flour for twelve million loaves of bread each day.[17]
Minneapolis made dramatic changes to rectify discrimination as early as 1886 when Martha Ripley founded Maternity Hospital for both married and unmarried mothers.[18] When the country's fortunes turned during the Great Depression, the violent Teamsters Strike of 1934 resulted in laws acknowledging workers' rights.[19] A lifelong civil rights activist and union supporter, mayor Hubert Humphrey helped the city establish fair employment practices and a human relations council that interceded on behalf of minorities by 1946.[20] Minneapolis contended with white supremacy, participated in desegregation and the African-American civil rights movement, and in 1968 was the birthplace of the American Indian Movement.[21]
During the 1950s and 1960s as part of urban renewal, the city razed about two hundred buildings across twenty-five city blocks—roughly 40% of downtown, destroying the Gateway District and many buildings with notable architecture including the Metropolitan Building. Efforts to save the building failed but are credited with jumpstarting interest in historic preservation in the state.[22]
panoramic view of Saint Anthony Falls and the Mississippi riverfront in 1915
Mississippi riverfront and Saint Anthony Falls in 1915. At left, Pillsbury, power plants and the Stone Arch Bridge. Today the Minnesota Historical Society's Mill City Museum is in the Washburn "A" Mill, across the river just to the left of the falls. At center left are Northwestern Consolidated mills. The tall building is Minneapolis City Hall. In the foreground to the right are Nicollet Island and the Hennepin Avenue Bridge.

Geography and climate

People flying kites on Lake Harriet frozen and covered with snow
Lake Harriet frozen in winter. Ice blocks deposited in valleys by retreating glaciers created the lakes of Minneapolis.[23]
The history and economic growth of Minneapolis history are tied to water, the city's defining physical characteristic, which was sent to the region during the last ice age. Fed by receding glaciers and Lake Agassiz ten thousand years ago, torrents of water from a glacial river undercut the Mississippi and Minnehaha riverbeds, creating waterfalls important to modern Minneapolis.[24] Lying on an artesian aquifer[8] and otherwise flat terrain, Minneapolis has a total area of 58.4 square miles (151.3 km2) and of this 6% is water.[25] Water is managed by watershed districts that correspond to the Mississippi and the city's three creeks.[26] Twelve lakes, three large ponds, and five unnamed wetlands are within Minneapolis.[27]
The city center is located just south of 45° N latitude.[28] The city's lowest elevation of 686 feet (209 m) is near where Minnehaha Creek meets the Mississippi River. The site of the Prospect Park Water Tower is often cited as the city's highest point[29] and a placard in Deming Heights Park denotes the highest elevation, but a spot at 974 feet (297 m) in or near Waite Park in Northeast Minneapolis is corroborated by Google Earth as the highest ground.
Downtown skyline in view over Lake Calhoun and its dock
Lake Calhoun
Minneapolis has a continental climate typical of the Upper Midwest. Winters can be cold and dry, while summer is comfortably warm although at times it can be hot and humid. On the Köppen climate classification, Minneapolis falls in the warm summer humid continental climate zone (Dfa); and has a USDA plant hardiness of zone 5. The city experiences a full range of precipitation and related weather events, including snow, sleet, ice, rain, thunderstorms, tornadoes, heatwaves, and fog. The warmest temperature ever recorded in Minneapolis was 108 °F (42 °C) in July 1936, and the coldest temperature ever recorded was −41 °F (−40.6 °C), in January 1888. The snowiest winter of record was 1983–84, when 98.4 inches (250 cm) of snow fell.[30]
Because of its northerly location in the United States and lack of large enough bodies of water in close proximity to moderate the air, Minneapolis is sometimes subjected to cold Arctic air masses, especially during the months of January and February. The average annual temperature of 45.4 °F (7.4 °C) gives the Minneapolis–St. Paul metropolitan area the coldest annual mean temperature of any major metropolitan area in the continental United States.[31]

Demographics

Person entering the front of the American Swedish Institute
American Swedish Institute. Immigrants from Scandinavia arrived beginning in the 1860s.
As of the 2005-2007 American Community Survey, the city's population was 70.2% White, 17.4% Black or African American, 1.7% American Indian and Alaska Native, 4.9% Asian, 0.0% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, 4.7% from Some other race and 3.0% from Two or more races. 9.2% of the total population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[34]
Dakota tribes, mostly the Mdewakanton, as early as the 16th century were known as permanent settlers near their sacred site of St. Anthony Falls.[12] New settlers arrived during the 1850s and 1860s in Minneapolis from New England, New York, and Canada, and during the mid-1860s, Scandinavians from Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark began to call the city home. Migrant workers from Mexico and Latin America also interspersed.[35] Later, immigrants came from Germany, Italy, Greece, Poland, and Southern and Eastern Europe. These immigrants tended to settle in the Northeast neighborhood, which still retains an ethnic flavor and is particularly known for its Polish community. Jews from Russia and Eastern Europe settled primarily on the north side of the city before moving in large numbers to the western suburbs in the 1950s and 1960s.[36] Asians came from China, the Philippines, Japan, and Korea. Two groups came for a short while during U.S. government relocations: Japanese during the 1940s, and Native Americans during the 1950s. From 1970 onward, Asians arrived from Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand. Beginning in the 1990s, a large Latino population arrived, along with immigrants from the Horn of Africa, especially Somalia (40,000 people).[37] The metropolitan area is an immigrant gateway which had a 127% increase in foreign-born residents between 1990 and 2000.[38]
U.S. Census Bureau estimates in the year 2007 show the population of Minneapolis to be 377,392, a 1.4% drop since the 2000 census.[39] The population grew until 1950 when the census peaked at 521,718, and then declined as people moved to the suburbs until about 1990. Among U.S. cities as of 2006, Minneapolis has the fourth-highest percentage of gay, lesbian, or bisexual people in the adult population, with 12.5% (behind San Francisco, and slightly behind both Seattle and Atlanta).[40][41]
Racial and ethnic minorities lag behind Caucasian counterparts in education, with 15.0% of African American and 13.0% of Hispanics holding bachelor's degrees compared to 42.0% of the Caucasian population. The standard of living is on the rise, with incomes among the highest in the Midwest, but median household income among minorities is below that of whites by over $17,000. Regionally, home ownership among minority residents is half that of whites though Asian home ownership has doubled. In 2000, the poverty rates included Caucasians at 4.2%, African Americans at 26.2%, Asians at 19.1%, American Indians at 23.2%, and Hispanics at 18.1%.[38][42][43]
U.S. Census Population Estimates
Year 1860 1870 1880 1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2005 2008
Population 3,000 13,000 46,887 164,738 202,718 301,408 380,582 464,356 492,370 521,718 482,872 434,400 370,951 368,383 382,618 372,811 382,605
U.S. Rank[44] 38 18 19 18 18 15 16 17 25 32 34 42 45 48 47

Economy

Large Capella tower and U.S. Bancorp towers reflection
White U.S. Bancorp towers reflected in the Capella Tower
The economy of Minneapolis today is based in commerce, finance, rail and trucking services, health care, and industry. Smaller components are in publishing, milling, food processing, graphic arts, insurance, education, and high technology. Industry produces metal and automotive products, chemical and agricultural products, electronics, computers, precision medical instruments and devices, plastics, and machinery.[45]
Five Fortune 500 headquarters are in Minneapolis proper: Target Corporation, U.S. Bancorp, Xcel Energy, Ameriprise Financial, and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Fortune 1000 companies in Minneapolis include PepsiAmericas, Valspar, Graco,[citation needed] and Donaldson Company.[46] Apart from government, the city's largest employers are Target, Wells Fargo, Ameriprise, Star Tribune, U.S. Bancorp, Xcel Energy, IBM, Piper Jaffray, RBC Dain Rauscher, ING Group, and Qwest.[47]
Target's tower seen behind its flagship store on the Nicollet Mall
Target Corporation's 351,000 employees operate 1,719 retail stores in all U.S. states except Vermont.[48]
Foreign companies with U.S. offices in Minneapolis include Coloplast,[49] RBC[50] and ING Group.[51]
Availability of Wi-Fi, transportation solutions, medical trials, university research and development expenditures, advanced degrees held by the work force, and energy conservation are so far above the national average that in 2005, Popular Science named Minneapolis the "Top Tech City" in the U.S.[52] The Twin Cities ranked the country's second best city in a 2006 Kiplinger's poll of Smart Places to Live and Minneapolis was one of the Seven Cool Cities for young professionals.[53]
The Twin Cities contribute 63.8% of the gross state product of Minnesota. The area's $145.8 billion gross metropolitan product and its per capita personal income rank fourteenth in the U.S. Recovering from the nation's recession in 2000, personal income grew 3.8% in 2005, though it was behind the national average of 5%. The city returned to peak employment during the fourth quarter of that year.[54]
The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, with one branch in Helena, Montana, serves Minnesota, Montana, North and South Dakota, and parts of Wisconsin and Michigan. The smallest of the twelve regional banks in the Federal Reserve System, it operates a nationwide payments system, oversees member banks and bank holding companies, and serves as a banker for the U.S. Treasury.[55] The Minneapolis Grain Exchange founded in 1881 is still located near the riverfront and is the only exchange for hard red spring wheat futures and options.[56]

Arts

The Walker Art Center houses one of the nation's "big five" modern art collections.[57] Google-Vanity Fair party at the 2008 Republican National Convention.
The region is second only to New York City in live theater per capita[58] and is the third-largest theater market in the U.S. after New York and Chicago, supporting the Illusion, Jungle, Mixed Blood, Penumbra, Mu Performing Arts, Bedlam Theatre, the Brave New Workshop, the Minnesota Dance Theatre, Red Eye, Skewed Visions, Theater Latté Da, In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, Lundstrum Center for the Performing Arts, and the Children's Theatre Company.[59] The city is home to Minnesota Fringe Festival, the United States' largest nonjuried performing arts festival.[60] French architect Jean Nouvel designed a new three stage complex[61] for the Guthrie Theater, a prototype alternative to Broadway founded in Minneapolis in 1963.[62] Minneapolis purchased and renovated the Orpheum, State, and Pantages Theatres vaudeville and film houses on Hennepin Avenue now used for concerts and plays.[63] Eventually, a fourth renovated theater joined the Hennepin Center for the Arts to become the Minnesota Shubert Performing Arts and Education Center, a home to twenty performing arts groups and a provider of Web-based art education.[64]
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, built in 1915 in south central Minneapolis is the largest art museum in the city with 100,000 pieces in its permanent collection. A new wing designed by Michael Graves was completed in 2006 for contemporary and modern works and more gallery space.[61] .The Walker Art Center sits atop Lowry Hill, near downtown, and doubled its size with an addition in 2005 by Herzog & de Meuron and is continuing its expansion to 15 acres (6.1 ha) with a park designed by Michel Desvigne across the street from the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.^ Walker Art Center .
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[65] The Weisman Art Museum, designed by Frank Gehry for the University of Minnesota, opened in 1993. An addition, also designed by Gehry, is expected to open in 2009.[66]
The son of a jazz musician and a singer, Prince is Minneapolis' most famous musical progeny.[68] With fellow local musicians, many of whom recorded at Twin/Tone Records,[69] he helped make First Avenue and the 7th Street Entry venues of choice for both artists and audiences.[70] Other prominent artists from Minneapolis include Soul Asylum and The Replacements, whose frontman Paul Westerberg went on to a successful solo career, and whose bassist Tommy Stinson plays in Guns N' Roses.[71][72]
The Minnesota Orchestra plays classical and popular music at Orchestra Hall under music director Osmo Vänskä who has set about making it the best in the country.[73] In 2008, the century-old MacPhail Center for Music opened a new facility designed by James Dayton.[74]
Tom Waits released two songs about the city, Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis (Blue Valentine 1978) and 9th & Hennepin (Rain Dogs 1985) and Lucinda Williams recorded Minneapolis (World Without Tears 2003). Home to the MN Spoken Word Association and independent hip-hop label Rhymesayers Entertainment, the city has garnered notice for rap and hip hop and its spoken word community.[75] The underground hip-hop group Atmosphere (natives of Minnesota) frequently comments in song lyrics on the city and Minnesota.[76]
Minneapolis and Seattle are tied as America's most literate city.[77] A center for printing and publishing,[78] Minneapolis was a natural place for artists to build Open Book, the largest literary and book arts center in the U.S., made up of the Loft Literary Center, the Minnesota Center for Book Arts and Milkweed Editions, sometimes called the country's largest independent nonprofit literary publisher.[79] The center exhibits and teaches both contemporary art and traditional crafts of writing, papermaking, letterpress printing and bookbinding.[79]

Sports

Professional sports are well-established in Minneapolis. First playing in 1884, the Minneapolis Millers baseball team produced the best won-lost record in their league at the time and contributed fifteen players to the Baseball Hall of Fame. During the 1940s and 1950s the Minneapolis Lakers basketball team, the city's first in the major leagues in any sport, won six basketball championships in three leagues before moving to Los Angeles.[81] The American Wrestling Association, formerly the NWA Minneapolis Boxing & Wrestling Club, operated in Minneapolis from 1960 until the 1990s.[82]
The Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Twins arrived in the state in 1961. The Vikings were an NFL expansion team and the Twins were formed when the Washington Senators relocated to Minnesota. Both teams played outdoors in the open air Metropolitan Stadium in the suburb of Bloomington for twenty years before moving to the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, where the Twins won the World Series in 1987 and 1991. The Twins will move to Target Field in 2010. The Minnesota Timberwolves brought NBA basketball back to Minneapolis in 1989, followed by the Minnesota Lynx WNBA team in 1999. They play in the Target Center. .The NHL ice hockey team Minnesota Wild and the National Lacrosse League team Minnesota Swarm play at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul.^ Saint Croix National Golf & Event Center .
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The USL-1 soccer team Minnesota Thunder plays in Blaine, a suburb of Minneapolis.
Fans in the stands behind then team-captain and others discussing a dispute
Golden Gophers basketball
The downtown Metrodome, opened in 1982, is the largest sports stadium in Minnesota. The two major tenants are the Vikings and the university's Golden Gophers baseball team. The Metrodome is the only stadium to have hosted a Major League Baseball All-Star Game, the Super Bowl, the World Series, and NCAA Basketball Men's Final Four. Runners, walkers, inline skaters, coed volleyball teams, and touch football teams all have access to "The Dome". Events from sports to concerts, community activities, religious activities, and trade shows are held more than three hundred days per year, making the facility one of the most versatile stadiums in the world.[83]
The state of Minnesota authorized replacement of the Metrodome with three separate stadiums that estimates in 2007 totaled at about $1.7 billion. Six spectator sport stadiums will be in a 1.2-mile (2 km) radius centered downtown, counting the existing facilities at Target Center and the university's Williams Arena and Mariucci Arena. The new Target Field is funded by the Twins and 75% by Hennepin County sales tax, about $25 per year by each taxpayer.[84] The Gopher football program's new TCF Bank Stadium was built by the university and the state's general fund.[84] The Vikings Stadium plan for Blaine, Minnesota changed and as of 2007 was estimated at $954 million[85] for rebuilding on the Metrodome site. Feasibility studies for Dallas, Texas-based design and local construction (Mortenson Construction of Minneapolis) of a new stadium are expected in early 2009.[86]
Gifted amateur athletes have played in Minneapolis schools, notably starting in the 1920s and 1930s at Central, De La Salle, and Marshall high schools. Since the 1930s, the Golden Gophers have won national championships in baseball, boxing, football, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, indoor and outdoor track, swimming, and wrestling.[81][90]
Professional Sports in Minneapolis
Club Sport League Venue Championships
Minnesota Lynx Basketball Women's National Basketball Association, Western Conference Target Center
Minnesota Timberwolves Basketball National Basketball Association, Western Conference, Northwest Division Target Center
Minnesota Twins Baseball Major League Baseball, American League, Central Division Target Field World Series 1987 and 1991
Minnesota Vikings American Football National Football League, National Football Conference, North Division Metrodome NFL Championship 1969

Parks and recreation

Minnehaha Falls surrounded by dark green summer foilage
Minnehaha Falls is part of a 193 acres (78 ha) city park rather than an urban area, because its waterpower was overshadowed by that of St. Anthony Falls a few miles further north.[91][92]
The Minneapolis park system has been called the best-designed, best-financed, and best-maintained in America.[93] Foresight, donations and effort by community leaders enabled Horace Cleveland to create his finest landscape architecture, preserving geographical landmarks and linking them with boulevards and parkways.[94] The city's Chain of Lakes is connected by bike, running, and walking paths and used for swimming, fishing, picnics, boating, and ice skating. A parkway for cars, a bikeway for riders, and a walkway for pedestrians runs parallel along the 52 miles (84 km) route of the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway.[95] Residents brave the cold weather in December to watch the nightly Holidazzle Parade.[96]
Theodore Wirth is credited with the development of the parks system.[97] Today, 16.6% of the city is parks and there are 770 square feet (72 m2) of parkland for each resident, ranked in 2008 as the most parkland per resident within cities of similar population densities.[98][99]
Three women, two smiling, and a man with his hand pointing into the air leading a large group of runners past Lake Calhoun and some observers
The 2006 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon.
Parks are interlinked in many places and the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area connects regional parks and visitor centers. The country's oldest public wildflower garden, the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary located within Theodore Wirth Park which is shared with Golden Valley and is about 60% the size of Central Park in New York City.[100] Site of the 53-foot (16 m) Minnehaha Falls, Minnehaha Park is one of the city's oldest and most popular parks, receiving over 500,000 visitors each year.[92] Henry Wadsworth Longfellow named Hiawatha's wife Minnehaha for the Minneapolis waterfall in The Song of Hiawatha, a bestselling and often-parodied 19th century poem.[101]
Runner's World ranks the Twin Cities as America's sixth best city for runners.[102] Team Ortho sponsors the Minneapolis Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K which began in May 2009 with more than 1,500 starters.[103][104] The Twin Cities Marathon run in Minneapolis and St. Paul every October draws 250,000 spectators. The 26.2-mile (42.2 km) race is a Boston and USA Olympic Trials qualifier. The organizers sponsor three more races: a Kids Marathon, a 1 mile (1.6 km), and a 10 miles (16 km).[105] Minneapolis is home to more golfers per capita than any other major U.S. city.[106]
In other sports, five golf courses are located within the city, with nationally ranked Hazeltine National Golf Club, and Interlachen Country Club in nearby suburbs.[107] The state of Minnesota has the nation's highest number of bicyclists, sport fishermen, and snow skiers per capita. Hennepin County has the second-highest number of horses per capita in the U.S.[58] While living in Minneapolis, Scott and Brennan Olson founded (and later sold) Rollerblade, the company that popularized the sport of inline skating.[108]

Government

Two young persons seated on the ground watching two women dancing with fire
Spring art party, North Commons Park, Willard-Hay, one of the eighty one neighborhoods of Minneapolis
Minneapolis is a stronghold for the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL), an affiliate of the Democratic Party. The Minneapolis City Council holds the most power and represents the city's thirteen districts called wards. The council has twelve DFL members and one from the Green Party. R. T. Rybak also of the DFL is the current mayor of Minneapolis. The office of mayor is relatively weak but has some power to appoint individuals such as the chief of police. Parks, taxation, and public housing are semi-independent boards and levy their own taxes and fees subject to Board of Estimate and Taxation limits.[109]
Citizens have a unique and powerful influence in neighborhood government. Neighborhoods coordinate activities under the Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP), funded in the 1990s by the city and state who appropriated $400 million for it over twenty years.[110] Minneapolis is divided into communities, each containing neighborhoods. In some cases two or more neighborhoods act together under one organization. Some areas are commonly known by nicknames of business associations.[111]
The organizers of Earth Day scored Minneapolis ninth best overall and second among mid-sized cities in their 2007 Urban Environment Report, a study based on indicators of environmental health and their effect on people.[112]
Early Minneapolis experienced a period of corruption in local government and crime was common until an economic downturn in the mid 1900s. Since 1950 the population decreased and much of downtown was lost to urban renewal and highway construction. The result was a "moribund and peaceful" environment until the 1990s.[113] Along with economic recovery the murder rate climbed. The Minneapolis Police Department imported a computer system from New York City that sent officers to high crime areas despite accusations of racial profiling; the result was a drop in major crime. Since 1999 the number of homicides increased during four years, and to its highest in recent history in 2006,[114] and then as of 2008, went down 22% from 2007 and down 39% from 2006.[115] Politicians debate the causes and solutions, including increasing the number of police officers, providing youths with alternatives to gangs and drugs, and helping families in poverty. For 2007, the city invested in public safety infrastructure, hired over forty new officers, and has a new police chief, Tim Dolan.[116]

Education

Minneapolis Public Schools enroll 36,370 students in public primary and secondary schools. The district administers about one hundred public schools including forty-five elementary schools, seven middle schools, seven high schools, eight special education schools, eight alternative schools, nineteen contract alternative schools, and five charter schools. With authority granted by the state legislature, the school board makes policy, selects the superintendent, and oversees the district's budget, curriculum, personnel, and facilities. Students speak ninety different languages at home and most school communications are printed in English, Hmong, Spanish, and Somali.[117] About 44% of students in the Minneapolis Public School system graduate, which ranks the city the 6th worst out of the nation's 50 largest cities.[118] Besides public schools, the city is home to more than twenty private schools and academies and about twenty additional charter schools.[119]
Minneapolis' collegiate scene is dominated by the main campus of the University of Minnesota where more than 50,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students attend twenty colleges, schools, and institutes.[120] The graduate school programs ranked highest in 2007 were counseling and personnel services, chemical engineering, psychology, macroeconomics, applied mathematics and non-profit management.[121] A Big Ten school and home of the Golden Gophers, the U of M is the sixth largest campus in the U.S. in terms of enrollment.[122]
The Hennepin County Library system began to operate the city's public libraries in 2008.[124] The Minneapolis Public Library, founded by T. B. Walker in 1885,[125] faced a severe budget shortfall for 2007, and was forced to close three of its neighborhood libraries.[126] The new downtown Central Library designed by César Pelli opened in 2006.[127] Ten special collections hold over 25,000 books and resources for researchers, including the Minneapolis Collection and the Minneapolis Photo Collection.[128] At recent count 1,696,453 items in the system are used annually and the library answers over 500,000 research and fact-finding questions each year.[129]
In 2007, Minneapolis was named America's most literate city. The study, conducted by Live Science, surveyed 69 U.S. cities with a population over 250,000. They focused on six key factors: Number of book stores, newspaper circulation, library resources, periodical publishing resources, educational attainment and Internet resources. In second place was Seattle, Washington and third was Minneapolis' neighbor, St. Paul, followed by Denver, Colorado and Washington, D.C.[130]

Transportation

Yellow light rail near Cedar/Riverside
Hiawatha Line LRV near Cedar/Riverside station.
.Half of Minneapolis-Saint Paul residents work in the city where they live.^ SuperShuttle of Minneapolis/Saint Paul .
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[131] Most residents drive cars but 60% of the 160,000 people working downtown commute by means other than a single person per auto.[132] Alternative transportation is encouraged. The Metropolitan Council's Metro Transit, which operates the light rail system and most of the city's buses, provides free travel vouchers through the Guaranteed Ride Home program to allay fears that commuters might otherwise be occasionally stranded if, for example, they work late hours.[133]
The Minneapolis metro system consists of two lines. The Hiawatha Line LRT serves 34,000 riders daily and connects the Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport and Mall of America to downtown. Most of the line runs at surface level, although parts of the line run on elevated tracks (including the Franklin Ave. and Lake St./Midtown stations) and approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) of the line runs underground, including the Lindbergh terminal subway station at the airport. The 40-mile Northstar Commuter rail, which runs from Big Lake through the northern suburbs and terminates at the multi-modal transit station at Target Field, opened on November 16, 2009.[134] It utilizes existing railroad tracks and will serve a projected 5,000 daily commuters.[135]
The planned third line, the Central Corridor, will share stations with the Hiawatha line in downtown Minneapolis, and then at the Downtown East/Metrodome station, travel east through the University of Minnesota, and then along University Ave. into downtown St. Paul. Construction will begin in 2010 and expected completion is in 2014. The fourth line, the Southwest line, will connect downtown Minneapolis with the southwestern suburb of Eden Prairie. Completion is expected in 2015.
Seven miles (11 km) of enclosed pedestrian bridges called skyways, the Minneapolis Skyway System, link eighty city blocks downtown. Second floor restaurants and retailers connected to these passageways are open on weekdays.[136]
The taxicab ordinance requires 10% wheelchair accessibility by 2009 and some use of alternative fuel or fuel efficient vehicles. Starting in 2011 the city's limit of 343 taxis will be lifted.[137]
Trees and lawns covered in smow, cyclist stopped at a street light
Bicyclist in winter
Minneapolis ranks second in the nation for the highest percentage of commuters by bicycle.[138] Ten thousand cyclists use the bike lanes in the city each day, and many ride in the winter. The Public Works Department expanded the bicycle trail system from the Grand Rounds to 56 miles (90 km) of off-street commuter trails including the Midtown Greenway, the Light Rail Trail, Kenilworth Trail, Cedar Lake Trail and the West River Parkway Trail along the Mississippi. Minneapolis also has 34 miles (54 km) of dedicated bike lanes on city streets and encourages cycling by equipping transit buses with bike racks and by providing online bicycle maps.[139] Many of these trails and bridges, such as the Stone Arch Bridge, were former railroad lines that have now been converted for bicycles and pedestrians.[140] In 2007 citing the city's bicycle lanes, buses and LRT, Forbes identified Minneapolis the world's fifth cleanest city.[141]
Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) sits on 3,400 acres (1,400 ha)[142] on the southeast border of the city between Minnesota State Highway 5, Interstate 494, Minnesota State Highway 77, and Minnesota State Highway 62. .The airport serves three international, twelve domestic, seven charter and four regional carriers[143] and is a hub and home base for Delta Air Lines, Mesaba Airlines, and Sun Country Airlines.^ Sun Country Airlines .
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Amtrak's Empire Builder between Chicago and Seattle stops once daily in each direction at nearby Midway Station in St. Paul.[145]

Media

Five major newspapers are published in Minneapolis: Star Tribune, Finance and Commerce, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, the university's The Minnesota Daily and MinnPost.com. Other publications are the City Pages weekly, the Mpls.St.Paul and Minnesota Monthly monthlies, and Utne magazine.[78] In 2008 readers of online news also used Minnesota Independent, Twin Cities Daily Planet, Downtown Journal, Cursor, MNSpeak and about fifteen other sites.[146] The New York Times said in 1996, "Now there are T-shirts that read, 'Murderapolis,'" a name for the city that members of the local media have mistakenly attributed to the paper.[147]
Minneapolis has a mix of radio stations and healthy listener support for public radio but in the commercial market, a single organization Clear Channel Communications operates seven stations. Listeners support three Minnesota Public Radio non-profit stations, the Minneapolis Public Schools and the University of Minnesota each operate a station, the networks broadcast on affiliate stations, and religious organizations run two stations.[148]
KFAI and the back entrance to old buildings with brightly colored woodwork
KFAI radio in Cedar-Riverside is a public access station.
The city's first television was broadcast by the St. Paul station and ABC affiliate KSTP-TV. The first to broadcast in color was WCCO-TV, the CBS affiliate which is located in downtown Minneapolis.[78] The city also receives FOX, NBC, PBS, MyNetworkTV, and The CW through their affiliates and one independent station.[149] Twins Brandon and Brenda Walsh were from Minneapolis on the TV series Beverly Hills, 90210.[150] American Idol held auditions for its sixth season in Minneapolis in 2006[151] and Last Comic Standing held auditions for its fifth season in Minneapolis in 2007.[152]
A statue of Mary Tyler Moore downtown on the Nicollet Mall commemorates the legendary 1970s CBS television situation comedy fictionally based in Minneapolis, The Mary Tyler Moore Show. It marks the site where producers filmed the series' iconic opening sequence in which character Mary Richards, played by Moore, throws her hat up in the air.
The show was awarded three Golden Globes and thirty-one Emmy Awards.[153]

Religion and charity

The Dakota people, the original inhabitants of the area where Minneapolis now stands, believed in the Great Spirit and were surprised that not all European settlers were religious.[154] Over fifty denominations and religions and some well known churches have since been established in Minneapolis. Those who arrived from New England were for the most part Christian Protestants, Quakers, and Universalists.[154] The oldest continuously used church in the city, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in the Nicollet Island/East Bank neighborhood was built in 1856 by Universalists and soon afterward was acquired by a French Catholic congregation.[155] Formed in 1878 as Shaarai Tov, in 1902 the first Jewish congregation in Minneapolis built the synagogue in East Isles known since 1920 as Temple Israel.[36] St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral was founded in 1887, opened a missionary school in 1897 and in 1905 created the first Russian Orthodox seminary in the U.S.[156] The first basilica in the U.S., the Roman Catholic Basilica of Saint Mary near Loring Park was named by Pope Pius XI.[154] In 1972, a relief agency resettled the first Shi'a Muslim family from Uganda, and by 2004 between 20,000 and 30,000 Somali Muslims made the city their home.[157]
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Decision magazine, and World Wide Pictures film and television distribution were headquartered in Minneapolis for about forty of the years between the late 1940s into the 2000s.[158] Jim Bakker and Tammy Faye met while attending the Pentecostal North Central University and began a television ministry that by the 1980s reached 13.5 million households.[159] Today, Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in southwest Minneapolis has 6,000 active members and is the world's largest Lutheran congregation.[160] Christ Church Lutheran in the Longfellow neighborhood is among the finest work by architect Eliel Saarinen. The congregation later added an education building designed by his son Eero Saarinen.[161]
Philanthropy and charitable giving are part of the community.[162] More than 40% of adults in Minneapolis-St. Paul give time to volunteer work, the highest percent in the U.S.[163] Catholic Charities is one of the largest providers of social services locally.[164] The American Refugee Committee helps one million refugees and displaced persons in ten countries in Africa, the Balkans and Asia each year.[165] Although no Minneapolis businesses are top corporate citizens, Business Ethics was based in Minneapolis and was the predecessor of CRO magazine for corporate responsibility officers.[166] The oldest foundation in Minnesota, the Minneapolis Foundation invests and administers over nine hundred charitable funds and connects donors to nonprofit organizations.[167] The metropolitan area gives 13% of its total charitable donations to the arts and culture. The majority of the estimated $1 billion recent expansion of arts facilities was contributed privately.[168]

Health and utilities

Minneapolis has seven hospitals, four ranked among America's best by U.S. News & World ReportAbbott Northwestern Hospital (part of Allina), Children's Hospitals and Clinics, Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) and the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview.[169] Minneapolis VA Medical Center, Shriners Hospitals for Children and Allina's Phillips Eye Institute also serve the city.[170] The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota is a 75-minute drive away.[171]
Cardiac surgery was developed at the university's Variety Club Hospital, where by 1957, more than two hundred patients had survived open-heart operations, many of them children. Working with surgeon C. Walton Lillehei, Medtronic began to build portable and implantable cardiac pacemakers about this time.[172]
HCMC opened in 1887 as City Hospital and was also known as General Hospital.[173] A public teaching hospital and Level I trauma center, the HCMC safety net sees 325,000 clinic visits and 100,000 emergency room visits each year and in 2008 provided about 18% of the uncompensated care given in Minnesota.[174] Governor Tim Pawlenty balanced the state's budget with a line-item veto of the General Assistance Medical Care program,[175] and as a result HCMC budgets will close two clinics, reduce its staff, and reduce access to non-emergency services—the largest loss of any institution in the state.[176]
Utility providers are regulated monopolies: Xcel Energy supplies electricity, CenterPoint Energy supplies gas, Qwest is the landline telephone provider, and Comcast is the cable service.[177] In 2007 city-wide wireless internet coverage began, provided for 10 years by US Internet of Minnetonka to residents for about $20 per month and to businesses for $30.[178] Minneapolis is one of the first cities to implement city-wide, public Wi-Fi, and as of December 2008, 85% to 90%[179] of the city was covered, although spots lacking coveage persisted on the East- and West-Central sections of the city.[178][180] The city treats and distributes water and requires payment of a monthly solid waste fee for trash removal, recycling, and drop off for large items. Residents who recycle receive a credit. Hazardous waste is handled by Hennepin County drop off sites.[177] After each significant snowfall, called a snow emergency, the Minneapolis Public Works Street Division plows over one thousand miles (1609 km) of streets and four hundred miles (643.7 km) of alleys—counting both sides, the distance between Minneapolis and Seattle and back. Ordinances govern parking on the plowing routes during these emergencies as well as snow shoveling throughout the city.[181]

Sister cities

As shown below Minneapolis has 10 sister cities:[182][183]
And informal connections with:
Minneapolis used to be sister cities with Canada Winnipeg (Canada).[184]

See also

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Minneapolis [1] is part of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-Saint Paul. .At approximately 380,000 people, it is the largest city in Minnesota.^ Minneapolis is the largest city in the state of Minnesota with an estimated population of over 387,000 people.
  • Minneapolis & St. Paul Area Information, Buying real estate in the Twin Cities 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.minnesotaloftsandcondos.com [Source type: General]

^ The Twin Cities area encompasses a thirteen-county metropolitan region of approximately 2.6 million people.
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^ Paul City Guide Minnesota’s Twin Cities – Minneapolis and St. Paul – are separated by the Mississippi River, but together the area is home to 2.5 million people.

Minneapolis Daytime Skyline
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Minneapolis Daytime Skyline
  • Downtown.
  • South Minneapolis.^ Getting there: From downtown Minneapolis, take Washington Avenue south to Portland Avenue and turn left.
    • Inline Skating in Minneapolis-St. Paul 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.visi.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Minneapolis boasts a contemporary skyline, bustling economy, and easy-to-navigate downtown with its modern infrastructure.
    • Minneapolis & St. Paul Area Information, Buying real estate in the Twin Cities 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.minnesotaloftsandcondos.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Paul International Airport (MSP) is approximately 16 miles south of downtown Minneapolis.
    • Minneapolis Hotels - Minneapolis Hotel Deals, Vacation Packages 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.countryinns.com [Source type: General]

    West Bank, Midtown, and Seward neighborhoods.
  • Southwest Minneapolis. .Uptown, Lyn-Lake, Eat Street, Chain of Lakes, Linden Hills, and more.
  • North Minneapolis.
  • Northeast Minneapolis.
  • Southeast Minneapolis.^ For a Minneapolis food alternative that is economical, ethnic, and diversified, go to the so-called Eat Street district, a 17-block stretch of Hennepin south of the downtown.
    • Minnesota’s Minneapolis-Saint Paul for “Quality of Life” : Foster Travel Publishing, Award Winning Travel Writing, Travel Photography, and Travel Guides 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.fostertravel.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Get more information on Crowne Plaza Hotel MINNEAPOLIS NORTH .
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    ^ Lofts 730 4th Street North Minneapolis, MN 55401 View Details .
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    The Dinkytown area and the University of Minnesota campus.

Understand

Minneapolis was destined to be a center of commerce due to its location at the Falls of St. Anthony, which was named by the French explorer Fr. Louis Hennepin in 1680. St. Anthony Falls is by far the largest source of water power on the Mississippi River. .The falls were harnessed to power lumber mills in the 1840s and later for flour milling.^ This is a historic area, because the flour mills (the big growth industry in Minneapolis in the 1800's) got their power from the falls.
  • Inline Skating in Minneapolis-St. Paul 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.visi.com [Source type: General]

^ You rise eight floors to the top of the mill and learn how the water power from St. Anthony Falls propelled all the intricate milling machinery.
  • Minnesota’s Minneapolis-Saint Paul for “Quality of Life” : Foster Travel Publishing, Award Winning Travel Writing, Travel Photography, and Travel Guides 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.fostertravel.com [Source type: General]

By 1870, Minneapolis on the west bank and St. Anthony on the east bank formed the largest flour producing center in the world. In 1872, Minneapolis absorbed its older neighbor. .Most of the old St Anthony township is now known as Northeast Minneapolis.^ Village at St. Anthony Falls 600,000's-1M 100 2nd Street NE Minneapolis, MN 55413 View Details .
  • Minneapolis Condo Guide - Search Minneapolis Condos, Lofts & Real Estate 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.minneapoliscondoguide.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Minneapolis and St. Paul are known as the "Twin Cities."
  • Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport - Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, airport, travel , transportation, limo, car for hire 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC articles.directorym.com [Source type: News]

^ Falls of St. Anthony Minneapolis Central Library Loft Literary Center Stone Arch Bridge Universities & Colleges .
  • Minneapolis Minnesota MN hotels 20 September 2009 10:46 UTC hotel.uscity.net [Source type: General]

A small part of the old township comprises most of the current suburb of St. Anthony.
.The name "Minneapolis", meaning "The City of Lakes" in a mash-up of the Dakota word minne and the Ancient Greek word polis, refers to the city's 22 natural lakes.^ Its name was derived from the Sioux word minne , meaning “water,” and the Greek polis , for “city.” St. Anthony was chartered as a city in 1860 and Minneapolis in 1867; the two cities merged as Minneapolis in 1872.
  • Minneapolis (Minnesota, United States) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Northwest Airlines airplane is pulled up to a Delta gate at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport in Minneapolis , Minn.
  • Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport News - Airline Industry Today 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC airlines.einnews.com [Source type: News]

^ Minneapolis city, Minnesota View a Fact Sheet for a race, ethnic, or ancestry group Reference Map Census 2000 Demographic Profile Highlights: .
  • Minneapolis city, Minnesota - Fact Sheet - American FactFinder 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC factfinder.census.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The local jewels are the "Chain of Lakes": Cedar, Isles, Calhoun, Harriet, Nokomis, each 3-4 miles around.^ Cedar Lake has a two-way biking/skating trail on the west side, but the trail doesn't go around the east side of the lake.
  • Inline Skating in Minneapolis-St. Paul 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.visi.com [Source type: General]

^ Lake Harriet: Follow the directions to Lake Calhoun, and follow Calhoun Parkway south around the lake.
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^ Lake Nokomis: Take Highway 62 to Cedar Avenue, then follow Cedar Avenue north about 3/4 mile.
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.The city's excellent parks department maintains walking and biking paths around the lakes, offering residents a place to exercise or stroll.^ Shop at the Mall of America , find artistic beauty at the world-famous Minneapolis Institute of Arts , or enjoy a walk around one of the many lakes!

^ Cedar Lake has a two-way biking/skating trail on the west side, but the trail doesn't go around the east side of the lake.
  • Inline Skating in Minneapolis-St. Paul 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.visi.com [Source type: General]

^ The Linden Hills district has many parks and walking trails and is situated near a lake.
  • Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport - Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, airport, travel , transportation, limo, car for hire 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC articles.directorym.com [Source type: News]

The Lake Harriet Bandshell is a popular summertime event host often featuring the renowned Minnesota Orchestra. .Don't miss a ride on the restored trolley between Lakes Calhoun and Harriet operated by the Minnesota Streetcar Museum.^ Lake Harriet: Follow the directions to Lake Calhoun, and follow Calhoun Parkway south around the lake.
  • Inline Skating in Minneapolis-St. Paul 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.visi.com [Source type: General]

^ In the city, you can scoot around Lake Harriet, Lake Calhoun, and Lake of the Isles — they’re situated within blocks of each other .
  • Geek Weekend: Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.crunchgear.com [Source type: General]

^ You can even rent canoes at Lakes Calhoun and Harriet.
  • Minnesota’s Minneapolis-Saint Paul for “Quality of Life” : Foster Travel Publishing, Award Winning Travel Writing, Travel Photography, and Travel Guides 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.fostertravel.com [Source type: General]

Couple enjoying Minneapolis trail system.
Couple enjoying Minneapolis trail system.
The city has done an excellent job fostering developed neighborhoods, each with a distinctive feel. .Downtown is the visual anchor featuring the high-rise suites, sporting events (Timberwolves, Vikings, and Twins all play downtown), and nightclub scene.^ People would better comprehend the area if our teams were called: Minneapolis Twins, Viking, Timberwolves or Twin City Twins, Twin City Vikings, Twin City Timberwolves Minnesota Wild is probably ok as is as hockey is a minor sport and doesn't impact PR nationally that much.
  • MinnPost - Cityscape: Check out this brand: 'Minneapolis Saint Paul -- More to life' 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.minnpost.com [Source type: General]

^ For those who enjoy watching sports games, Minneapolis is home to athletic teams including the Minnesota Twins (NLB) and the Minnesota Vikings (NFL), both of which play in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.
  • Minneapolis Real Estate, Minneapolis Homes For Sale, Minneapolis REALTORS - HomeGain 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.homegain.com [Source type: News]

^ Remember, call 825-DOME to make sure they're open -- you won't be able to skate if the Vikings or the Twins are playing.
  • Inline Skating in Minneapolis-St. Paul 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.visi.com [Source type: General]

.Northeast is the oldest part of the city, showing off its working-class and immigrant roots in great ethnic food, neighborhood bars, and social clubs, and more recently home to an arts and riverfront redevelopment movement.^ Minneapolis, MN 55455 612-625-9494 This striking stainless steel building by architect Frank Gehry is a Twin Cities landmark and offers views of more than 16,000 works of art.

^ More good news on Twin Cities new-home front .
  • StarTribune.com: News, weather, sports from Minneapolis, St. Paul and Minnesota 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.startribune.com [Source type: General]

^ The 3100 block of Clinton is an example of everything that's happening with foreclosures in our city, the residents are diverse, longtime homeowners, renters and new homeowners working to restore their homes.
  • All posts in The struggle against foreclosure: Minneapolis Issues Forum: E-Democracy.Org Forums 15 September 2009 9:09 UTC forums.e-democracy.org [Source type: Original source]

.Uptown historically has been one of the city's youth centers featuring funky food, drink, theater, and plenty of tattoos and mohawks, but is orienting more towards yuppies and young families as real estate anywhere near the lakes becomes an ever more prized commodity.^ As mentioned, the wisdom of the early city fathers, who set aside all the lake-edge real estate as public parks for all of the people, creates a feeling of wellbeing and cohesiveness among the citizens.
  • Minnesota’s Minneapolis-Saint Paul for “Quality of Life” : Foster Travel Publishing, Award Winning Travel Writing, Travel Photography, and Travel Guides 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.fostertravel.com [Source type: General]

^ To find more available Minneapolis Commercial Real Estate, try these other CityfeetLocal sites: .
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^ Get more information on Marriott Minneapolis City Center .
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.Uptown and the Lakes area dissolves into quiet, tucked-away Linden Hills (a one-time bedroom community) to the south and Lyn-Lake, home to many indie stages, music-oriented cafes and boozers, and alternative lifestyles and hangouts of all sorts, to the east.^ After 11 years in Social Services/Community Corrections, I have made a career change and turned my part time job into my new career.
  • MySpace - Daniel Sjerven - 36 - Male - Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota - myspace.com/danielsjerven 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Shop at the Mall of America , find artistic beauty at the world-famous Minneapolis Institute of Arts , or enjoy a walk around one of the many lakes!

^ I love pets and I will always have at least one pet in my house at all times.
  • Minneapolis babysitters, nannies, pet sitters, senior care, housekeepers, tutors in Minneapolis, Minnesota 55405 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.sittercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The University of Minnesota's main campus straddles the Mississippi River in the southeast surrounded by the usual college campus environs.^ Minneapolis is positioned in the southeast portion of the state and sits along the Mississippi River.
  • Minneapolis Real Estate, Minneapolis Homes For Sale, Minneapolis REALTORS - HomeGain 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.homegain.com [Source type: News]

^ Minneapolis' colleges and universities include the main campus of the University of Minnesota, 4 th largest campus in the country with over 50,000 students; Minneapolis Community and Technical College; private Dunwoody College of Technology; Globe University/Minnesota School of Business; Augsburg College; Capella University; Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and Walden University.
  • Minneapolis Real Estate, Minneapolis Homes For Sale, Minneapolis REALTORS - HomeGain 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.homegain.com [Source type: News]

^ The parkway picks up again near the University of Minnesota and continues south for several miles along the river, connecting with Minnehaha Park (home of Minnehaha Falls) on the south end.
  • Inline Skating in Minneapolis-St. Paul 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.visi.com [Source type: General]

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Reaching for the sky
.In 2010, Minneapolis/Saint Paul International Airport will experience a significant transformation.^ As we landed at the Minneapolis/Saint Paul International Airport, it was in the midst of a terrible storm.
  • Around the Campfire: Ralph the Mutant Archives 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC blog.lib.umn.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Minneapolis/St.Paul, Minnesota Below is a list of flights to or from Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport .
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^ Paul International Airport and minutes from the Minneapolis Conventio ...
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.Northwest Airlines - the airport's largest carrier - and Delta Airlines will merge into the world's largest airline, that will keep the Delta name and remain part of SkyTeam.^ The co-pilot of a Northwest Airlines flight that overshot the Minneapolis, Minnesota, airport by 150 miles says he and the pilot weren't asleep and they weren't arguing.
  • Minneapolis: News & Videos about Minneapolis - CNN.com 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]
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^ Airline related links: AirTran , Alaska Airlines , American Airlines , Continental Airlines , Delta Air Lines , Frontier Airlines , JetBlue Airways , Northwest Airlines , Southwest Airlines , United Airlines , US Airways .
  • Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, Minneapolis/St.Paul, Minnesota: Airlines and Flights 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.faremeasure.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Future plans also call for SkyTeam airlines to use the Lindbergh Terminal and for non-SkyTeam airlines to use the Humphrey Terminal.^ Hence, my fellow airline passengers and I were stranded at the Lindbergh terminal on Christmas eve.
  • Around the Campfire: Ralph the Mutant Archives 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC blog.lib.umn.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport has two terminals: Hubert H Humphrey Terminal and Lindbergh Terminal.
  • Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport Guide - Minneapolis MSP International airport hotels, airport car parking, car rental, flights, and more 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.worldairportguides.com [Source type: News]

  • Minneapolis/Saint Paul International Airport, (IATA: MSP) (ICAO: KMSP), [2].^ Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN .
    • Radio Stations in Minneapolis MN 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.ontheradio.net [Source type: General]

    ^ HILTON Minneapolis/St.Paul Airport Mall of America .
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    ^ Minneapolis/St.Paul, Minnesota Below is a list of flights to or from Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport .
    • Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, Minneapolis/St.Paul, Minnesota: Airlines and Flights 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.faremeasure.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The airport is divided into the Lindbergh and Humphrey terminals with most flights arriving at the former.^ Airport Hotel Park and Fly Package Description Shuttle service is complimentary to both the Lindbergh and HHH terminals from the hours of 5am-10pm daily!
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    ^ Boise, Idaho Boise Air Terminal (BOI)       Flight Details       View BOI Airport .
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    Savvy travelers should check to make sure they know which terminal they are arriving at/departing from.
The new light rail train is convenient to get downtown from the airport. Fare is $1.75-$2.25 depending on time of day. The trains are fast and clean. .They also serve the Mall of America and parts of South Minneapolis.^ Learn more about Hilton Minneapolis Saint Paul Airport Mall of America at Priceline Travel Guides » .
  • Hilton Minneapolis Saint Paul Airport Mall of America [Bloomington, MN]- Hotel Reviews - MyTravelGuide.com 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.mytravelguide.com [Source type: General]

^ Paul Airport Mall of America is the nearest full service hotel to the Minneapolis/St.
  • Hilton Minneapolis Saint Paul Airport Mall of America [Bloomington, MN]- Hotel Reviews - MyTravelGuide.com 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.mytravelguide.com [Source type: General]

^ Amerisuites Minneapolis Mall of America: This hotel is approximately located at a distance of 1.5 miles from the Minneapolis Saint Paul International Airport .
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.The light rail station serves both the Lindbergh and Humphrey terminal.^ Chicago-Twin Cities high speed rail: Should a line serve both downtowns or just St. Paul?
  • MinnPost - Cityscape: Check out this brand: 'Minneapolis Saint Paul -- More to life' 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.minnpost.com [Source type: General]

^ Airport Hotel Park and Fly Package Description Shuttle service is complimentary to both the Lindbergh and HHH terminals from the hours of 5am-10pm daily!
  • Minneapolis Park and Fly Airport Hotels, Minneapolis Park Sleep Fly 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC minneapolis.parksleepfly.com [Source type: General]

.Northwest Airlines, a member of the SkyTeam alliance, maintains its primary hub at MSP and dominates the airport by nearly 90%.^ The co-pilot of a Northwest Airlines flight that overshot the Minneapolis, Minnesota, airport by 150 miles says he and the pilot weren't asleep and they weren't arguing.
  • Minneapolis: News & Videos about Minneapolis - CNN.com 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]
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Northwest offers non-stop overseas service from MSP to Tokyo-Narita, Amsterdam, and London (Heathrow), among others. .Sun Country also calls MSP home, making it easier to find discount fares within the continental United States.^ Trulia is a real estate search engine that helps you find homes for sale and make smarter real estate decisions in the process.
  • Minneapolis Real Estate & Minneapolis Homes For Sale — Trulia.com 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.trulia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ FM N. America Media SportMinnesota USA Sun USA Biz Week USA Cable Busines USA Economist USA Hello USA Political USA Telemedia WN America WN United States Food Americas .

^ Home > Hotels > United States > Minnesota > Bloomington Hotels > Hilton Minneapolis Saint Paul Airport Mall of America .
  • Hilton Minneapolis Saint Paul Airport Mall of America [Bloomington, MN]- Hotel Reviews - MyTravelGuide.com 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.mytravelguide.com [Source type: General]

Icelandair, the only foreign intercontinental carrier, offers seasonal service to Keflavik with Boeing 757-200s. Air Canada Jazz is the only other foreign carrier, offering service to Toronto.
Airlines serving the Lindbergh Terminal:
  • Air Canada Jazz
  • Alaska Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Continental Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Frontier Airlines
  • Northwest Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • US Airways
Airlines serving the Humphrey Terminal:
  • Casino Express
  • Champion Air
  • Icelandair
  • Miami Air International
  • Midwest Airlines
  • Omni Air International
  • Ryan International
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Sun Country Airlines

By car

.Interstate Highways 35W and 94 are the main arteries into town.^ Take the Highway 48 exit, turn left (west) onto 48 and continue into town.
  • Inline Skating in Minneapolis-St. Paul 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.visi.com [Source type: General]

^ Take 52 south to Highway 19, the Cannon Falls exit, and head east into town.
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^ Take a right onto Old Highway 61 (the main street in town), then take a left onto Second Street.
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.Both will take you to the edges of downtown.^ Getting there: In downtown Minneapolis, take 4th Street east until you find the Dome.
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.I-35W runs north and south (for the most part) and I-94 east and west; both interstates will connect you to the I-494/694 beltway around the metro area.^ The Chain of Lakes, both a part of the Grand Rounds and one of Minneapolis' most highly visited locations, is comprised of a number of parks along a chain of connecting lakes.
  • Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board - Parks & Lakes 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.minneapolisparks.org [Source type: General]

^ Miles Away Date Recurring Time Recurring Rate $10/Hour - $12/Hour children 3 children We are looking for a part-time Nanny to help with our children in the South Minneapolis area.
  • Minneapolis babysitters, nannies, pet sitters, senior care, housekeepers, tutors in Minneapolis, Minnesota 55405 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.sittercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Cedar Lake has a two-way biking/skating trail on the west side, but the trail doesn't go around the east side of the lake.
  • Inline Skating in Minneapolis-St. Paul 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.visi.com [Source type: General]

.I-394 runs west from downtown to I-494, where it becomes US Hwy 12. Be sure to keep an eye on which lane you're in, as freeway interchanges come up fast, and traffic back-ups will occur at any time, day or night; the morning (7-9AM) and evening (3-7PM) rush hours are predictably congested.^ You can spend all day and night at this extravagant location!

^ The best deals may be limited to travel on certain days of the week (often Tuesday through Thursday, or Friday night through Sunday morning) or particular hours of the day (e.g., late-night departures).
  • Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, Minneapolis/St.Paul, Minnesota: Airlines and Flights 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.faremeasure.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Remember, call 825-DOME to make sure they're open -- you won't be able to skate if the Vikings or the Twins are playing.
  • Inline Skating in Minneapolis-St. Paul 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.visi.com [Source type: General]

.The I-35W bridge which collapsed in August 2007 over the Mississippi River is now rebuilt and open to traffic ahead of schedule.^ The locks at this dam were closed from August 1, 2007 to October 5, 2007, following the collapse of the I-35W bridge.
  • Lock & Dam #1, Minneapolis/Saint Paul, MN 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.johnweeks.com [Source type: General]

^ Federal investigators questioned construction crews that were working on the Interstate 35W bridge over the Mississippi River when it collapsed last week, while divers Sunday continued their search for victims of the disaster.
  • Minneapolis: News & Videos about Minneapolis - CNN.com 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]
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^ Divers found another body in the Mississippi River on Sunday, 11 days after a highway bridge collapsed into the fast-flowing water .
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  • Minneapolis: News & Videos about Minneapolis - CNN.com 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

By train

Amtrak, [3]. .Daily service to Midway station, located just off University Avenue near the border between Saint Paul and Minneapolis.^ Abu Nader – St. Anthony Park – Falafel The Holy Land – North Minneapolis – Great Hummus Swede Hollow – Saint Paul – great coffee and morning goodies Nina’s – Saint Paul – great coffee, located above Garrison Keillor’s bookstore .
  • Geek Weekend: Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.crunchgear.com [Source type: General]

^ Minneapolis-St Paul Airport (MSP) is located just south of Minneapolis and St Paul, serving both cities and the surrounding suburbs.
  • Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport - MSP Airport Guide 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.worldairportguides.com [Source type: General]

^ Learn more about Hilton Minneapolis Saint Paul Airport Mall of America at Priceline Travel Guides » .
  • Hilton Minneapolis Saint Paul Airport Mall of America [Bloomington, MN]- Hotel Reviews - MyTravelGuide.com 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.mytravelguide.com [Source type: General]

.The Empire Builder, Amtrak trains 7/27 and 8/28, serves the Twin Cities area, terminating at Chicago and Seattle or Portland (the train splits in Spokane, Washington).^ Programs, classes and special events are offered to residents of the entire Twin Cities metropolitan area.
  • Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board - Parks & Lakes 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.minneapolisparks.org [Source type: General]

^ Brett's Skate Page contains aggressive skating information for the Twin Cities area.
  • Inline Skating in Minneapolis-St. Paul 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.visi.com [Source type: General]

^ Paul City Guide Minnesota’s Twin Cities – Minneapolis and St. Paul – are separated by the Mississippi River, but together the area is home to 2.5 million people.

This train covers a route similar to the historic "Empire Builder" of the James J. Hill Great Northern Railway.
.Taxi is probably your best bet for getting to your final destination from the train station, particularly if you're coming from Chicago or other points east.^ We come to you for training.
  • Minneapolis coupons for pizza, grocery shopping, restaurants and more. 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.merchantcircle.com [Source type: General]

^ Though we certainly do our best , we understand that sometimes you're going to find yourself in places where we've yet to scout out clean toilets.
  • Minneapolis – full coverage on Gridskipper 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC gridskipper.com [Source type: General]

^ That's why we have provided the following checklist to help you find the best DJ for your Minneapolis Minnesota event!
  • DJ's in Minneapolis, Disc Jockeys - Minneapolis Minnesota (MN) 20 September 2009 10:46 UTC www.wedj.com [Source type: General]

The train arrives at 10:30PM or later, when the heavily reduced night shift bus schedules have gone into effect. .If a wait doesn't worry you the #16 bus runs along University Avenue, a block south of the station, and it will take you to downtown Minneapolis or Saint Paul.^ Nicollet Mall Downtown Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-370-9100 This 12-block pedestrian avenue is lined with several unique boutiques, department stores, restaurants and entertainment.

^ After you get a fare quote for Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, investigate whether you could save even more by flying a day earlier or later, or by taking a different flight on the same day.
  • Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, Minneapolis/St.Paul, Minnesota: Airlines and Flights 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.faremeasure.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Pritchard Law Webs, 900 Flour Exchange Building, 310 Fourth Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415.
  • LawMoose! - The One Hundred Largest Law Firms in Minnesota 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.lawmoose.com [Source type: General]

Consider fueling up at The Dubliner on University Ave across from the station. It's a great, friendly little pub and the #16 heading into Minneapolis stops on its doorstep.

By bus

Greyhound Bus Lines, [4] and Jefferson Lines [5]. .Buses arrive at the Hawthorne Transportation Center, located at 950 Hawthorne Ave (at 10th St, one block west of Hennepin) in downtown Minneapolis.^ This location is also one mile from Fort Snelling State Park eight miles from Minnesota Zoo nine miles from downtown Saint Paul 10 miles from downtown Minneapolis and the Metrodome 18 miles from ValleyFair Amusement Park and 23 miles from Mystic Lake Casino.

^ The Best Western Minneapolis Hotel in Downtown is centrally located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis and provides easy and convenient access to the Government Center, convention center, Metrodome Stadium, Target Center, Nicollet Shopping Mall, Orchestra Hall and the Skyway System.

^ Loop Calhoun 3104 West Lake St Minneapolis, MN 55416 View Details .
  • Minneapolis Condo Guide - Search Minneapolis Condos, Lofts & Real Estate 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.minneapoliscondoguide.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

It's just a few minute's taxi ride away from most of the downtown hotels. It's 4-5 blocks away from a few major bus routes and the light rail. Check the web site above for schedule details. .The depot is near a homeless shelter, so it's not uncommon to see a few homeless people hanging out nearby.^ Post gas prices that you see while you are out, to help yourself and other people save money ...
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The area is well-patrolled and quite safe.
Megabus, [6]. .Low-cost bus company that offers service from Minneapolis to Madison (twice daily), Milwaukee (twice daily), and Chicago (four times daily); from Chicago, you can connect to buses heading to Normal, St Louis, Columbia, Kansas City, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Toledo, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Indianapolis, Champaign, and Memphis.^ Composed of seven districts, it creates a loop over 50 miles long around the City, offering an unsurpassed view of Minneapolis by bike, 'blades, foot or vehicle.
  • Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board - Parks & Lakes 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.minneapolisparks.org [Source type: General]

^ MINNEAPOLIS -- Team names like the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Indians have no more place in sports than would the San Diego Caucasians or Kansas City Jews, says a group fighting Indian refer...
  • Minneapolis: News & Videos about Minneapolis - CNN.com 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]
  • Minneapolis: News & Videos about Minneapolis - CNN.com 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Many of the hotels near the airport, as well as some in the Twin Cities, have courtesy shuttle buses that can be requested to pick you up when you arrive.
  • Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport - Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, airport, travel , transportation, limo, car for hire 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC articles.directorym.com [Source type: News]

Fares can be as little as $1 each way if ordered far enough in advance. There are two marked stops in Minneapolis. .The first stop is in downtown Minneapolis on the north side of South 3rd Street east of Chicago Avenue (about one block from the Metrodome and the Downtown East/Metrodome light rail station).^ South 6th Street Minneapolis, MN .
  • Graves 601 Hotel, Minneapolis, MN - Graves 601 Hotel, restaurant - Graves 601 Hotel Minneapolis Minnesota : Like Me 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.likeme.net [Source type: General]
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^ Nicollet Mall Downtown Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-370-9100 This 12-block pedestrian avenue is lined with several unique boutiques, department stores, restaurants and entertainment.

^ Pritchard Law Webs, 900 Flour Exchange Building, 310 Fourth Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415.
  • LawMoose! - The One Hundred Largest Law Firms in Minnesota 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.lawmoose.com [Source type: General]

.The second stop is near the University of Minnesota on the south side of University Ave next to the University Ave Parking Ramp, across the street from Williams Arena and behind the McNamara Alumni Center.^ Auriga is located at 1930 Hennepin Ave South, next to Burch's pharmacy on the Northwest corner of Franklin and Hennepin Avenues in Minneapolis.
  • Minneapolis Restaurants, Minneapolis New Years Eve, Coupons, Minneapolis Restaurant Reviews 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC minneapolis.menupalace.com [Source type: News]

^ Welcome to Minnesota Volksmarching: A new kind of Walk The park entrance is off Minnesota State Highway 5 at Post Road, near the ...
  • 08.17.05 - Post Card News & Iknformation 15 September 2009 9:09 UTC newsticker.iespana.es [Source type: General]

^ You wrote: “The gigantic University of Minnesota (50,000+ students) sprawls across both Minneapolis and St. Paul.
  • Geek Weekend: Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.crunchgear.com [Source type: General]

Get around

.The city streets have a grid system that's helpful if you learn it.^ Wellfest was designed to help adults and families learn more about the health and wellness resources available in the Twin Cities metro area.

^ Enter any two cities in the continental U.S. We'll tell you what airports and airlines will help you make the trip, and what cost to expect.
  • Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, Minneapolis/St.Paul, Minnesota: Airlines and Flights 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.faremeasure.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Weather permitting, you may see street entertainers and vendors which help to create a festive atmosphere.
  • Nicollet Mall- Minneapolis, MN - VirtualTourist.com 20 September 2009 10:46 UTC www.virtualtourist.com [Source type: General]

Minneapolis is divided into quadrants: North, South, Northeast and Southeast. .Hennepin Avenue forms the divider between streets labeled N and S near downtown.^ Getting there: (Lake Calhoun, Lake of the Isles, and Cedar Lake) Take Hennepin Avenue south out of downtown, then turn right (west) onto Lagoon Ave., which parallels Lake Street.
  • Inline Skating in Minneapolis-St. Paul 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.visi.com [Source type: General]

This division continues through the smaller portion of Minneapolis east of the Mississippi, dividing it into Northeast (NE) and Southeast (SE). Further west of downtown, this division lies along Linden Avenue, just north of the I-394 freeway. .In North, Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis, all roads carry N, NE, or SE prefixes on street signs.^ Village Lofts 100 2nd Street NE Minneapolis, MN 55414 View Details .
  • Minneapolis Condo Guide - Search Minneapolis Condos, Lofts & Real Estate 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.minneapoliscondoguide.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Days 1700 2nd Street NE, Minneapolis, Mn Post date: 09/07 02:13 PM Sale date: 09/11/09 .
  • Minneapolis Garage Sales, Yard & Estate Sales by Map | Minneapolis, Minnesota | gsalr.com 20 September 2009 10:46 UTC gsalr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Minneapolis Movers for all of your moving needs.
  • Minneapolis coupons for pizza, grocery shopping, restaurants and more. 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.merchantcircle.com [Source type: General]

n .South Minneapolis, the north-south avenues are marked S. The east-west streets are marked with W or E, depending if you are west or east of Nicollet Avenue.^ South 6th Street Minneapolis, MN .
  • Graves 601 Hotel, Minneapolis, MN - Graves 601 Hotel, restaurant - Graves 601 Hotel Minneapolis Minnesota : Like Me 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.likeme.net [Source type: General]
  • Imperial, Minneapolis, MN - Imperial, restaurant - Imperial Minneapolis Minnesota : Like Me 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.likeme.net [Source type: General]

^ Auriga is located at 1930 Hennepin Ave South, next to Burch's pharmacy on the Northwest corner of Franklin and Hennepin Avenues in Minneapolis.
  • Minneapolis Restaurants, Minneapolis New Years Eve, Coupons, Minneapolis Restaurant Reviews 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC minneapolis.menupalace.com [Source type: News]

^ Pritchard Law Webs, 900 Flour Exchange Building, 310 Fourth Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415.
  • LawMoose! - The One Hundred Largest Law Firms in Minnesota 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.lawmoose.com [Source type: General]

.Even though street signs show these directions before the names, most locals read the addresses with them at the end.^ Parking is free in the lot behind the Dome, even though the signs say it's for buses only.
  • Inline Skating in Minneapolis-St. Paul 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.visi.com [Source type: General]

^ Wall Street speculators had devised a new scheme to sell derivatives: a bundle of mortgages that were classified as prime even though many of the individual mortgages were subprime.
  • All posts in The struggle against foreclosure: Minneapolis Issues Forum: E-Democracy.Org Forums 15 September 2009 9:09 UTC forums.e-democracy.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Thomas J. Bernier Real Estate Broker First Name: Last Name: Email: Day Phone: Evening Phone: Street Address: City: State: Zip: Best time to call: Morning .
  • Home Buyers Scouting Report (HBSR) Express. 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.greatrealestate.com [Source type: General]

Thus "York Avenue South" appears on signs as "S York Ave" and "N 33rd Ave" is pronounced "33rd Avenue North".
.Minneapolis is one of few cities to use multi-colored street signs.^ Nightlife: Acme Comedy Company 708 N First Street Minneapolis, MN 55401 612-338-6393 One of the top five comedy clubs in the nation!

^ After Hours Professional DJ Svc Minneapolis, MN We are the finest DJ company in the Twin Cities, and are the only company to use ONLY DJ's with over 10 years experience.
  • DJ's in Minneapolis, Disc Jockeys - Minneapolis Minnesota (MN) 20 September 2009 10:46 UTC www.wedj.com [Source type: General]

^ Use our interactive Minneapolis home price map to view real estate activity across Minneapolis ZIP codes and in other cities nearby Minneapolis.
  • Minneapolis Real Estate & Minneapolis Homes For Sale — Trulia.com 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.trulia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The colors o indicate the priority of plowing during winter storms. Although plowing has since changed, they still indicate what sort of street. Blue signs indicate major roads which are "Snow Emergency Routes". These are still the first to be plowed. Rust-colored signs indicate roads that run primarily east-west. .Light green signs indicate roads primarily north-south.^ Turn right at the first light (84th St. The road turns into East Bush Lake Road and turns south.
  • Inline Skating in Minneapolis-St. Paul 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.visi.com [Source type: General]

Dark green signs indicate scenic parkways that ring the city and the lakes.
  • Metro Transit, [7].
    • Light rail. Also known as LRT for Light Rail Transit, or Hiawatha Line. .Serving downtown Minneapolis, the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis/Saint Paul International, the Mall of America, and points in between.^ Ballroom Dance Instruction in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota: Ballroom Dance Lessons in 12 dance disciplines .

      ^ Days 4031 Diamond Point, Saint Paul, Mn Post date: 09/06 03:22 PM Sale date: 09/09/09 .
      • Minneapolis Garage Sales, Yard & Estate Sales by Map | Minneapolis, Minnesota | gsalr.com 20 September 2009 10:46 UTC gsalr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Business First Class Air Travel Minneapolis-Saint Paul .
      • First Class Airfare - Minneapolis-Saint Paul Business Class Airline Travel - Airline Tickets at Firstclassairtravel 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.firstclassairtravel.com [Source type: News]

      This is the easiest, fastest, and safest bet for first-time visitors. .There's a lot to do along the route, and since there only is one route, the odds of getting lost are reduced.^ Minuses: I think there's only one water fountain, which is at one of the pavilions on the west side of the lake.
      • Inline Skating in Minneapolis-St. Paul 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.visi.com [Source type: General]

      ^ A year after the event, there was only one birth.
      • Around the Campfire: Ralph the Mutant Archives 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC blog.lib.umn.edu [Source type: Original source]

      ^ I am sure there were plenty of people trying, but only one woman successfully gave birth to a healthy baby boy.
      • Around the Campfire: Ralph the Mutant Archives 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC blog.lib.umn.edu [Source type: Original source]

      .The next phase of construction is to connect to downtown Saint Paul via the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus, opening in 2014. Also, a commuter rail line is expected to open by 2009. The commuter rail line will extend to the north metro with stops in Fridley, Coon Rapids, Anoka, Elk River and Big Lake, Minnesota.^ This should be a nice option for anyone who wants to commute downtown via bike or skates, as opposed to a gas-guzzling car or the smelly old bus.
      • Inline Skating in Minneapolis-St. Paul 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.visi.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Abu Nader – St. Anthony Park – Falafel The Holy Land – North Minneapolis – Great Hummus Swede Hollow – Saint Paul – great coffee and morning goodies Nina’s – Saint Paul – great coffee, located above Garrison Keillor’s bookstore .
      • Geek Weekend: Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.crunchgear.com [Source type: General]

      ^ University of Minnesota student returns to classes after being shot on Minneapolis campus .
      • Minneapolis-Saint Paul International, Minnesota (55450) Conditions & Forecast : Weather Underground 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.wunderground.com [Source type: Academic]
      • Minneapolis-Saint Paul International, Minnesota (55450) Conditions & Forecast : Weather Underground 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.wunderground.com [Source type: Academic]

      The Northstar Corridor Line will add capacity to the heavily traveled Highway 10 and I-94 corridors. The Northstar Corridor will help connect the north metro suburbs of the Twin Cities, and may extend to St. Cloud and its suburbs.
Important Buses
Route # Serving...
5 Northside, Downtown, Chicago Ave, Midtown Exchange, and Mall of America.
6 Uptown/Chain of Lakes, Downtown, Target Center, Dinkytown, U of MN.
10 Downtown, Northeast Minneapolis, Central Avenue
16/50 (Limited Stop) Downtown, Metrodome, U of MN, Amtrak Depot, Saint Paul
18 Downtown, Nicollet Avenue, Eat Street, Art Institute/MCAD
21/53 (Limited Stop) Uptown/Lakes, Lyn-Lake, Midtown, Saint Paul
  • Bus. .Knowing your Route 5 from your Route 55 is considered one mark of a true-blue Twin Citian.^ Paul Blues Festival 866-55-BLUES Bring your lawn chair and settle in as many live blues bands entertain you.

    The routes and fares are confusing to non-natives. The Metro Transit [8] web site, however, is user-friendly. .The Trip Planner lets you provide your beginning and ending points and times, and suggests the best route.^ That's why we have provided the following checklist to help you find the best DJ for your Minneapolis Minnesota event!
    • DJ's in Minneapolis, Disc Jockeys - Minneapolis Minnesota (MN) 20 September 2009 10:46 UTC www.wedj.com [Source type: General]

    ^ When you are done adding sales, click the "View Route & Directions" button for your detailed driving directions ready for printing.
    • Minneapolis Garage Sales, Yard & Estate Sales by Map | Minneapolis, Minnesota | gsalr.com 20 September 2009 10:46 UTC gsalr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Add another sale to your trip planner to start building your route.
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    .You can customize this on walking distances, number of transfers, and the like.^ If you like walking, running or biking, look for River Road and Summit Ave.
    • Geek Weekend: Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.crunchgear.com [Source type: General]

    .As routes are anything but linear, carry a schedule and map for any bus route you are riding; these are available on buses (above you and to your left after you pay) as well as at many city government buildings, libraries, and the like.^ Better you than me, but I’m glad so many of you like it back there.
    • Geek Weekend: Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.crunchgear.com [Source type: General]

    ^ When you are done adding sales, click the "View Route & Directions" button for your detailed driving directions ready for printing.
    • Minneapolis Garage Sales, Yard & Estate Sales by Map | Minneapolis, Minnesota | gsalr.com 20 September 2009 10:46 UTC gsalr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Would you like to share your weather data with the rest of the world?
    • Minneapolis, Minnesota (55401) Conditions & Forecast : Weather Underground 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.wunderground.com [Source type: Reference]

    .Bus stops are nearly everywhere throughout the city, but some are served infrequently, and most are not labeled as to which routes serve them at which times.^ July 31st, 2009 at 3:39 pm GMT+5 YES! It’s about time our fair Cities have garnered some attention.
    • Geek Weekend: Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.crunchgear.com [Source type: General]

    Be aware of the white Metro Transit notices sometimes posted at stops; routes often change due to construction or local events and parades.
Buying a pass via Metro Transit's website in advance of your trip can be smart preparation. It saves money, but more important it keeps from having to worry about exact change. .Stored Value cards would be the best choice for most visitors except they are only good for bus travel, not the LRT. 31-Day SuperSaver Passes cover both and are ideal for the extended stay in that they are good for unlimited rides and so you never have to worry about buying another or recharging.^ For some reason they always scheduled her by herself so your stay extended past your liking, but she was a doll.
  • Imperial, Minneapolis, MN - Imperial, restaurant - Imperial Minneapolis Minnesota : Like Me 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.likeme.net [Source type: General]

^ ASK A BUNCH OF CEOs about their favorite cities and you'll probably hear them evaluate urban life the same way anyone else would.
  • Minneapolis: News & Videos about Minneapolis - CNN.com 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Nothing geeky about this place, but it has the best, most consistently-delicious breakfast in the history of eating.
  • Geek Weekend: Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.crunchgear.com [Source type: General]

.However, as of Fall 2006 these begin at $76 for access to all trains and buses (other than commuter express buses between downtown and suburbs) and so are likely overkill for a shorter stay.^ It like other "trots" had a slightly faster tempo than we do today.

An Introduction to Minneapolis via Public Transit

.The northern head of the LRT is downtown on Hennepin Avenue and South 5th Street, near the Warehouse District and the Target Center.^ Graves near Target Center .
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^ My food recommendations in downtown Minneapolis: Torby’s Pizza The Burger Place Greek gyro shop in the Lumber Exchange Building near 5th & Hennepin (cannot remember the name).
  • Geek Weekend: Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.crunchgear.com [Source type: General]

^ Hennepin Avenue South Minneapolis, MN .
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Along Hennepin next to the LRT station are bus stops for Route 6, connecting Uptown, Downtown, Dinkytown/University of Minnesota. .This Route 6/LRT nexus is a good start for first-time visitors, as most hotels (provided you're staying in the city and not some airport/suburban business traveler hovel) are within a few minutes' walk.^ A number of airlines send e-mail messages every week that include details on last-minute fare specials for departures within the next few days.
  • Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, Minneapolis/St.Paul, Minnesota: Airlines and Flights 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.faremeasure.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Enter any two cities in the continental U.S. We'll tell you what airports and airlines will help you make the trip, and what cost to expect.
  • Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, Minneapolis/St.Paul, Minnesota: Airlines and Flights 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.faremeasure.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For as little as $108.00 (plus tax), you can play the music you love and stay within your budget.
  • DJ's in Minneapolis, Disc Jockeys - Minneapolis Minnesota (MN) 20 September 2009 10:46 UTC www.wedj.com [Source type: General]

.If you stay at the airport you can get here via the LRT. Other suburban accommodations are likely to be located near express buses, which largely terminate one block over at Hennepin and South 4th Street.^ No other card rewards you like the Discover® Platinum Card.
  • 08.17.05 - Post Card News & Iknformation 15 September 2009 9:09 UTC newsticker.iespana.es [Source type: General]

^ In the city, you can scoot around Lake Harriet, Lake Calhoun, and Lake of the Isles — they’re situated within blocks of each other .
  • Geek Weekend: Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.crunchgear.com [Source type: General]

^ Here you can build a list of garage sales you would like to visit, and plan your route for getting to them.
  • Minneapolis Garage Sales, Yard & Estate Sales by Map | Minneapolis, Minnesota | gsalr.com 20 September 2009 10:46 UTC gsalr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Ask your concierge.
Taking the LRT south from downtown, the first stop you might be interested in is The Metrodome. .Home to the Minnesota Vikings (football), The Minnesota Twins (baseball), University of Minnesota football and the occasional rock concert, it's a landmark.^ University of Minnesota - Twin Cities .
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^ PARKTAVERN.NET Minnesota Vikings Football Clb .
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Alternately known as the Dome, the Homer Dome, and the Humper Dome, among others, it's roof is instantly recognizable.
What's In a Name?
Locals distinguish two sections of the West Bank: Seven Corners and Cedar-Riverside. The two are separated by the University of Minnesota's West Bank [9]campus. To the north is the collegiate Seven Corners, home to campus-flavored bars and student apartments which bleed into downtown. Cedar-Riverside on the south is a combination of young artists, musicians, and the accompanying scenesters, substances, and subculture. Many locals refer to "their" West Bank as simply The West Bank, and call the other half by its specific name. The two are divided not only by the university but by the sunken freeway, which connects Washington Ave with Interstate 35W and serves as a traffic bypass. Cedar-Riverside sits on the doorstep of some of the city's most neglected and victimized (but not particularly unsafe) ghettos and largely East African immigrant settlements. .For more on Minneapolis' sordid history of urban "renewal" and demarcation via freeway building, see Larry Millet's excellent Lost Twin Cities.^ Background Info: The Twin Cities denotes the capital city of St. Paul, MN and the larger, more cosmopolitan city of Minneapolis, MN. Together the two cities are home to roughly 2.5 million people.
  • Geek Weekend: Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.crunchgear.com [Source type: General]

^ Introduction Here is a cheat-sheet that details information on the various Twin Cities (Minneapolis and Saint Paul area) DTV stations (Digital TV).
  • Minneapolis/Saint Paul Area Digital TV And HDTV Cheat Sheet 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.johnweeks.com [Source type: General]

^ Tune Tyme Karaoke Minneapolis, MN A Twin Cities most highly respected DJ & Karaoke service providing DJ & Karaoke for ALL occasions!
  • DJ's in Minneapolis, Disc Jockeys - Minneapolis Minnesota (MN) 20 September 2009 10:46 UTC www.wedj.com [Source type: General]

Next stop, Cedar/Riverside. .If you walk a few blocks east to Cedar Avenue, there's a vibrant, diverse and sometimes dangerous neighborhood known, coincidentally, as Cedar-Riverside or the West Bank.^ If you’re looking for some exercise, there are plenty of lakes with excellent walking, running, and bike paths.
  • Geek Weekend: Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.crunchgear.com [Source type: General]

^ You can spend thousands and only walk a few feet.
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.When I say dangerous, I'm not talking about Cabrini Green level crime, but a neighborhood where you should stay in well-lit areas and cab home if you have a few too many or stay a little too late.^ What banking practices of Wells Fargo are you talking about, Ed?
  • All posts in The struggle against foreclosure: Minneapolis Issues Forum: E-Democracy.Org Forums 15 September 2009 9:09 UTC forums.e-democracy.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If so, how many have you talked with?
  • All posts in The struggle against foreclosure: Minneapolis Issues Forum: E-Democracy.Org Forums 15 September 2009 9:09 UTC forums.e-democracy.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Mark Anderson: What human misery are you talking about, Ed?
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(Bars are open until 2 a.m.) Before you are frightened away, there's much this neighborhood has to offer that shouldn't be missed. .The 400 Bar [10], on the corner of Cedar and Riverside Avenues, is one of the top clubs in town.^ "THE BIG ONE" - 1246 Prosperity Avenue - corner of Maryland and prosperity We're...
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It used to be where local bands played on pool tables. Now it offers touring acts from all over the country. .Locals bitch about the prices but they're about the same as all the music venues in town.^ When they do > lend, they're condemned forpredatory lending and for trying to get > their money back when stiffed," makes it sound like the company was > utilizing the same product for all its markets.
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^ When they do lend, they're condemned forpredatory lending and for trying to get their money back when stiffed," makes it sound like the company was utilizing the same product for all its markets.
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East on Riverside Avenue is the Hard Times Cafe. Hard Times is only closed for two hours every day, from 4AM to 6AM. The food can vary widely depending on who is on duty. They offer good coffee, (often) loud music, games, etc. The Nomad [11] is a little further south on Cedar Ave. It has a nice outdoor patio for smoking and inside a stage where you can see a variety of local rock or jazz shows. Across the street from The Nomad, is Palmers. .Palmers gets a little rough if you don't know how to behave yourself while drinking.^ Ed Felien wrote: > Don't you think Wells Fargo should be a little patient and try to work something out with Mr. Blair?
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^ Don't you think Wells Fargo should be a little patient and try to work something out with Mr. Blair?
  • All posts in The struggle against foreclosure: Minneapolis Issues Forum: E-Democracy.Org Forums 15 September 2009 9:09 UTC forums.e-democracy.org [Source type: Original source]

Not for the weak of heart or mind. .Mind your own business if you go there.^ After you’ve had your fill of retro gaming and beer, head over to Northeast Minneapolis and go low-tech at Nye’s Polonaise Room .
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^ They’ve got some strong coffee there and many locations have morning coffee on the honor system — pour your own and pay a buck.
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^ You can’t go to the “store” to buy anything, but you can order your cables online and pick it up there, or they’ll ship it for you.
  • Geek Weekend: Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.crunchgear.com [Source type: General]

.Keep heading back south down Cedar Avenue and you'll come to the Triple Rock Social Club [12], one of a number of Twin Cities music venues which seem to have arisen out of someone's dream of parking a bar in their basement rec-room.^ Metrodome (home of the Twins, the Vikings, and monster truck rallies) — soon to be replaced by the new outdoor Target Field, and First Avenue , a little music club that’s seen a fair amount of pretty big acts.
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^ Enter any two cities in the continental U.S. We'll tell you what airports and airlines will help you make the trip, and what cost to expect.
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^ We'll tell you what airports are nearby, how far you'll have to drive to get there and popular flights in and out.
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The bar side has great food with a lot of vegetarian options. The club side has a big stage and fantastic sound system. Check their web site above for listings.
Still further down Cedar Avenue are the Whiskey Junction and The Cabooze. Whiskey Junction is a favorite hang out for bikers, but a good number of those are the suburban type with expensive Harley Davidsons. .The crowd and atmosphere at the Cabooze varies widely, depending at least in part on who is doing their best interpretation of blues that night - from all those people who disappeared from campus freshman year to long-haired exurbans with Polaris ballcaps.^ There are "thousands" of people who had the figures changed you would think that at least one of them kept the docs that they signed that would be different than the ones the bank has.
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^ Lending to poor people and to those who are on the edge when it comes to credit rating?
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^ For those who know the laws pertaining to mortgages, it is clear that the people paying the mortgages were hornswaggled by dishonest brokers and others.
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Both venues offer live music most nights. .If you make it to the Cabooze, you're already near the Franklin Avenue Light Rail stop.^ Make sure to hit the Holy Land while you’re there and stock up on their AMAZING hummus.
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Get back on and head down to Lake Street.
Lake Street/Midtown has a lot to offer on weekend days in the spring and summer. Namely an outdoor market with lots of good food and locally made goodies. The neighborhood has become a center for Mexican and Central American immigrants, and hence the food of those regions, in Minneapolis. See the Eat section for more information. Worth a stop for sure. .You can also catch a 21 bus from here to Uptown (make sure the bus is going west).^ Not sure what you mean here.
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^ Finally, make sure to check out the Brave New Workshop on Hennepin Avenue in Uptown Minneapolis.
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^ Make sure to hit the Holy Land while you’re there and stock up on their AMAZING hummus.
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The next few stops take you to mostly residential neighborhoods. .While there are things to do along them, they're not easily accessible on foot, so we'll skip ahead to 50th Street/Minnehaha Park.^ With over 30,000 listings throughout the USA and Canada, we're confident you'll easily find a qualified DJ entertainer in Minneapolis and throughout Minnesota .
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^ You can’t go to the “store” to buy anything, but you can order your cables online and pick it up there, or they’ll ship it for you.
  • Geek Weekend: Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.crunchgear.com [Source type: General]

The Minnehaha Park station is adjacent to a park and Minnehaha Falls. You can see the 53 foot falls and walk along the creek on its way to the Mississippi River.
The Fort Snelling station is located after the VA Medical Center station. .Fort Snelling makes a great day trip.^ The St. Paul Curling Club is the largest curling club in the country and makes for a great way to kill a few hours on a hot day.
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It's the original settlement in Minnesota and an early wilderness outpost.
Next is the Airport and then the Mall of America, the gargantuan monument to advanced capitalism. The MOA is not quite as sparkling as it was on its opening over a decade ago, but it is still the largest mall around and by some accounts the leading tourist destination in the United States. .Tour operators from as far away as Japan organize charter flights and hotel bookings for the single purpose of experiencing "The Mall". It offers an indoor amusement park, movies, restaurants and more shopping than is comprehensible.^ Minneapolis coupons for pizza, grocery shopping, restaurants and more.
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It's a day trip in itself, but not for the thrifty. Food, shopping and the Camp Formerly Known as Snoopy (now Nickelodeon Universe) can burn through your wallet fast. Not for those with poor impulse control. .For the tourist in you, check out local kitsch such as the Lake Wobegon Store.^ Do figure out why you want an MBA. And above all, check .
  • Minneapolis: News & Videos about Minneapolis - CNN.com 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Check out which Twin Cities stores have deals and steals this week.
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^ Something worth checking out if you are in town is the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and Walker Art Center.
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.The return trip: by disembarking at the Lake Street Station and catching a #21 Bus going west, or by returning to the LRT headwaters at Hennepin Avenue and catching a #6 Bus bearing south, one can end up at Uptown and the jewel of Minneapolis, the gorgeous Chain of Lakes.^ Finally, make sure to check out the Brave New Workshop on Hennepin Avenue in Uptown Minneapolis.
  • Geek Weekend: Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.crunchgear.com [Source type: General]

^ Located right on Hennepin Avenue in the middle of trendy Uptown Minneapolis, it’s not a huge store by any means but they’ve got it all and they know their stuff.
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^ Hennepin Avenue South Minneapolis, MN .
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.If you're here between Memorial Day and Labor Day, rent a canoe [13] at Lake Calhoun (stop at the nearby Lunds grocery on Lake Street for picnic materials) and see four lakes, three enchanting sheltered canals, two islands, and one classic creosote-tastic railroad trestle from a duck's eye view.^ Days 150 Railway Street, Loretto, Mn Post date: 09/06 12:13 PM Sale date: 09/09/09 .
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^ Reply to: see below One-day sale: Saturday September 12.
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^ Days 1700 2nd Street NE, Minneapolis, Mn Post date: 09/07 02:13 PM Sale date: 09/11/09 .
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The 21 brings you past the Midtown Market and Lyn-Lake on the way, while the 6 takes you through downtown and past the gleaming Loring Park area, featuring the spectacular Basilica of St. Mary [14], the infamous Spoon and Cherry [15], and the shiny metal Rock 'Em-Sock 'Em Robot head that is the new Walker Art Center [16] expansion. .Heading north on the 6 will take you across Nicollet Island, another of Minneapolis' abundant urban havens, and through the original Minneapolis/St.^ After you’ve had your fill of retro gaming and beer, head over to Northeast Minneapolis and go low-tech at Nye’s Polonaise Room .
  • Geek Weekend: Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.crunchgear.com [Source type: General]

^ You wrote: “The gigantic University of Minnesota (50,000+ students) sprawls across both Minneapolis and St. Paul.
  • Geek Weekend: Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.crunchgear.com [Source type: General]

^ Glad that you mentioned the local chains, but if you want an amazing coffee experience, head to Kopplin’s in St. Paul.
  • Geek Weekend: Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.crunchgear.com [Source type: General]

.Anthony milling district and a touch of the ethnic food and drink haven that is Northeast Minneapolis on the way to Dinkytown and the University of Minnesota (including an old campus district which is on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as some of the top libraries in the world).^ The look and feel of the place hasn’t changed in… well, ever, and the drinks are cheap and strong.
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^ Just when I was getting to know where all the best food was in the Minneapolis sky way system (arguably the world’s largest indoor inter-connected food court).
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^ You wrote: “The gigantic University of Minnesota (50,000+ students) sprawls across both Minneapolis and St. Paul.
  • Geek Weekend: Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.crunchgear.com [Source type: General]

- Plan a trip on the light rail and bus or find out about fares online at: [17] or call 612-373-3333

By bike

Since 2000 the Twin Cities have invested heavily in the development of paved bike trails and traffic bike lanes and according to some estimates, have more paved bike lanes than any other metropolitan area in the USA. The Twin Cities also offer a good mix of off-road bike trails; for example one can bike from Chaska to St. Paul using only bike trails, some thirty miles. .A variety of maps [18] show the web of on and off-road routes that span the greater metropolitan area.^ After you add at least two sales in the Trip Planner, your route will show up on the map.
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During the winter, major bike trails such as the Midtown Greenway are plowed at the same time as major streets. In some neighborhoods like Downtown, Dinkytown, Uptown, and near the University of Minnesota campus, bikes are seen almost as often as cars.
The Twin Cities also offer a big variety of cycling shops from very race oriented ones (e.g Grand Performance [19] in St. Paul and Flanders Bros [20] in Minneapolis) to more consumer oriented shops (e.g. Penn Cycle [21], Erik's [22], Boehm's [23], etc.)
A very useful cycling shop for visitors and tourists is Calhoun Cycle [24], which offers, among other services, offers bike rental (both regular and tandem bikes).
.For additional cycling information in the Twin Cities area please visit the Twin Cities Bicycling Club [25].^ Jared Mehle - July 31st, 2009 at 4:25 pm GMT+5 I am a 5 year Twin Cities resident and a lifelong Minnesotan.
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^ When I lived in the Twin Cities I never really appreciated all there was to see/do/eat…now that I’m not there I love to visit.
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^ I also reccomend when visiting the Twin Cities the Walker Art Center and a visit to the Saint Paul Cathedral.
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Skyway

Although not unique, no discussion of getting around Minneapolis would be complete without discussing the Skyway. Covering most of an approximate 7x7 block region of central downtown, the Skyway is a series of public pedestrian spaces on the 2nd floor of downtown buildings connected by covered bridges between buildings. It is possible to walk through most of downtown and never go outdoors, a real advantage during winter. Additionally, the Skyway allows you to bypass stoplights and quickly move through the city. Beyond the core region, the Skyway reaches about 12 blocks in the north/south direction and 8 blocks east/west. .The Skyway is home to multiple restaurants, stores, shops and malls.^ Why not shop from the comforts of home use our mall directory accessories to women’s clothing.
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If visiting downtown Minneapolis during the winter, using a parking deck or staying at a hotel on or very near the Skyway is well worth the investment. .Hours vary slightly, but most buildings are open 12-6PM Sunday, 6:30AM-9/10PM M-F and 9:30-8PM on Saturday.^ Reply to: see below Moving sale 9/4-9/6 Friday 9/4 noon-6pm Saturday 9/5 9am-6pm Sunday 9/6 9am-6pm Snowmobile John Deere...
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^ Offices 12 in one building, BEAUTIFUL DESKS 500.00 and 650.00 LEATHER CHAIRS price varies...
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^ Reply to: see below ANTIQUE AUCTION Sunday, September 13 9:00 AM Inspection Saturday, September 12, 10:00 to 2:00 – The building is full again!
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See

.The museums, natural parks and waterfronts, malls, shopping districts, and dining zones should give you several options no matter what your age.^ If you get no picture, then you have little choice other than upgrade your antenna, move your antenna outside, move it higher, or give up on receiving a particular channel.
  • Minneapolis/Saint Paul Area Digital TV And HDTV Cheat Sheet 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.johnweeks.com [Source type: General]

^ No matter how good you are at customer service, let's face it: Periodically you are going to screw up.
  • Minneapolis: News & Videos about Minneapolis - CNN.com 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

  • Holidazzle Parade, [26]. This impressive nighttime parade is held downtown Minneapolis several times a week between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Costumes--which have lights on them--often have themes including: Peter Pan, Wizard of Oz, zoo animals, nursery rhymes, walking light bulbs (a crowd favorite!), Santa Claus and others.  edit
  • Museum listings are on the district pages.

Theater

Theaters are clustered in Downtown, the West Bank, and Uptown

Do

Minneapolis on the surface seems like a pretty but rather quiet tourist destination. .If you properly do your research though, there is plenty to do.^ Drop your recommendations in the comments — there’s plenty to see and do in the Twin Cities.
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^ If you’re looking for some exercise, there are plenty of lakes with excellent walking, running, and bike paths.
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^ Daytime Activities: Aside from eating your way through the Twin Cities, there’s plenty of other fun stuff to do throughout the day.
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  • As mentioned earlier above, Minneapolis has beautiful lakes and riverfronts that the local residents work hard to keep clean.^ Miles Away JOHNA P. ( See full profile ) A Housekeeper and Housesitter in Minneapolis, MN 55414 I have worked as a hotel housekeeper for 6 years, and have been employed cleaning homes in the Minneapolis area for 2 years.
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    It is also easy with a car, the proper permits, and necessary equipment to go camping as close as twenty miles east on the St. Croix River, or as far as seven hours north on the Canadian border. And it can be delightfully cheap.
  • Biking. .An old freight train railway has been converted into the Midtown Greenway, [27], which cuts through the middle of South Minneapolis beginning on the West Bank and crossing west all the way to the Lake Calhoun area and meeting up with the Kenworth Trail, [28] which in turn connects with the Cedar Lake Trail, [29].
  • Walk, bike, drive, swim or paddle around the chain of lakes running north to south along the western side of Minneapolis proper.^ Once banks and insurance companies deinvest in an area (insurance rates in those areas are much higher), then the city begins to neglect the area as well.
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    ^ Miles Away MELANIE H. ( See full profile ) A tutor in Minneapolis, MN 55414 I'm a 22 year old finishing up my last year of college at the University of Minnesota with a major in Elementary Education and middle school specialty area of Social Studies and Math.
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    ^ The investigation into the failure of the Minneapolis bridge is just beginning, but there are clues behind the collapse .
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    Some are connected by lagoons and creeks which eventually spill into the Mississippi River at the famed Minnehaha Falls, inspiration of Longfellow's "Song of Hiawatha". These are all part of the Minneapolis Grand Rounds [30], a 40-mile loop around the city begun over a century ago during the nation's first grand movement to toss the "Keep Off the Grass!" signs into the dustbin of history.
    Walking path in Minneapolis
    Walking path in Minneapolis
  • Only beer in cans are allowed in Minneapolis Parks.
  • Shower soon after swimming to avoid swimmer's itch.
  • Cedar Lake. Cedar Lake has a shady public swimming beach.
  • Lake of the Isles. Lake of the Isles has bird sanctuaries on its (officially off-limits) islands, and a public skating rink (with warming house) are groomed in the winter months. Check the newspaper; you may get lucky and catch a world-class speed-skating competition here. .Its shores also feature some of the best climbing trees in the city, particularly for those who carry a short rope ladder in their pack.
  • Lake Calhoun.^ Sample some of the finest culinary offerings from some of the best Twin Cities restaurants without breaking your budget!
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    Lake Calhoun has a large public beach and boat rentals [31] (and lessons), and a snack bar that resembles a real restaurant more every summer.
    Stately home along Calhoun Parkway
    Stately home along Calhoun Parkway
  • Lake Harriet. Lake Harriet also has boat rentals near its bandshell [32].
  • Lake Nokomis. Lake Nokomis has several beaches including a swimming beach with life guards on duty. It also has public boat access for canoes, kayaks and sail boats. The swimming beach also has public rest rooms and vends food (hot dogs, ice cream, etc.). .Several convenience stores and a grocery store are nearby on Cedar Avenue if you need to make a run for that item you forgot on your picnic.
  • Minnehaha Creek.^ Your items are weighted and tested right in front of you.
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    ^ I'd really like to know what your philosophy in this area is, because it makes no sense as you've expressed it so far.
    • All posts in The struggle against foreclosure: Minneapolis Issues Forum: E-Democracy.Org Forums 15 September 2009 9:09 UTC forums.e-democracy.org [Source type: Original source]

    Minnehaha Creek connects Lake Minnetonka in the far west suburbs (a yuppie drinking and jet-skiing nightmare) with the Mississippi river, running through Lake Nokomis and other small lakes along the way. A short tributary connects it to the southeast corner of Lake Harriet.
Fluid Landscapes
The face of Minneapolis' lakes and creeks has been ever-changing since the Industrial Age began. Each of the chain of lakes has been dredged repeatedly, shifting the shores and in the case of Isles accidentally submerging a long-lost third island. Basset Creek [33] once connected the northwest section of the Grand Rounds—including Wirth Lake and points north and west—with the Mississippi before being diverted and buried to serve as storm drainage. Large stretches of swampy wetlands once made for a makable, if buggy, passage from the north and west suburbs through all of the Lakes to the river. Now this is possible only for those willing to brave manholes, raccoons, and the law in a descent below the city.
    • For those who rent a boat at Lake Calhoun: Calhoun links to Isles via a small pond and stream known as The Lagoon. Bearing west (left) down the shore of Isles will reveal a brick-lined canal with a canopy of trees like something from a Victorian period piece that opens up Cedar Lake to the adventurous paddler. Watch out for windy days, as this is a surprisingly large and exposed lake where the waves can catch a person off guard! On the far northern end of Cedar you'll find a tiny outlet beneath an old railroad trestle that leads to a semi-secluded pond called Brownie Lake. .It's relatively quiet but for the sound of I-394 on the other side of the trees, and is often a good place to spot Blue Herons, hawks, and occasionally a Bald Eagle.
    • Sadly, Lake Harriet has no connection with Lake Calhoun, so a complete traversal of the lakes and Minnehaha Creek isn't possible without using your own canoe and portaging over about 3/4 of a mile of hilly bike path.^ The drawback is that you often have to tell your DVD player to use this format, and each DVD often requires you to select this format.
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      .Also, most of Minnehaha Creek isn't exactly navigable except during the height of the spring melt when you may be able to paddle between Harriet and Nokomis if you don't mind find the current in one direction.^ You may also find the following connector types in use.
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      Normally many stretches of the creek are no more than two inches of water bubbling over a rough, rocky bed, terminating in a 53-foot fall into the Mississippi River just above the Ford Dam. .Tempting, but probably a bad idea!
  • Moving away from the lakes, Minneapolis features many other parks with recreational, natural, and historical merit in various degrees.^ Miles Away JANINE B. ( See full profile ) A Housesitter in Minneapolis, MN 55418 I babysat and nannyed for many years throughout high school and college.
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    ^ APRSWXNET St. Louis Park MN , Minneapolis, MN Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System , Set as Default Current Conditions , Historical Data & Charts .
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    .Boom Island Park, just North of Nicollet Island and most easily accessible from the Stone Arch Bridge [34], features nice fishing on side channels and some of the most unique skyline views in the United States, as well as a look at the century-old remains of massive brickworks and water-power tailrace tunnels of the Pillsbury A Mill.^ Some of this problem will clear up after the cut-over as these channels move to their permanent channel and go full power.
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    ^ This is partly due to some stations running on temporary channels with temporary antennas and lower transmitter powers.
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    ^ Description: Sophisticated City Condo at Nicollet Flats on Eat Street with skyline views from every window.
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    The Mill was the last functioning reminder of Minneapolis' boomtown heyday to shut down in 2005, and is slated to become yet another retail/restaurant/condo building lining the redbrick St. Anthony Main.
  • Directly across the river is the Mill Ruins Park and Mill City Museum [35], next to the St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam—the final lock on the journey up the Mississippi. The Mill Ruins was the site of the Washburn A Mill among others, host of an infamous explosion and fire in the 19th century. And the 20th. And the 20th again. Oh, and there were two more in the 19th. Eventually, the burnt shells were given up on and left standing, and much of the canal and tunnel system which provided water power was covered with earth and paved over to form West River Road. .The park features excavations of quite a bit of these early stoneworks from an age when very rich men prided themselves on the quality of even the most mundane, invisible, underground works; as well as the outfall of Basset Creek, buried for the last 1.5 miles of its run beneath downtown.
  • Tower Hill Park in Southeast Minneapolis is home to the venerable Witch's Hat [36], the Prospect Park neighborhood's 1914 water tower.^ Miles Away BRIANNA S. ( See full profile ) A Certified Nursing Assistant CNA in Minneapolis, MN 55414 I am currently a senior at the U of M. I worked as a CNA in a nursing home for 3 1/2 years back in my hometown and I loved it.
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    ^ View full details on 5202 96th Ln N Compare similar homes to 5202 96th Ln N From $192,990 5202 96th Ln N, Minneapolis MN FEATURED 2 photos NEW CONSTRUCTION .
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    ^ By analyzing real estate information on millions of homes in Minnesota and nationwide as well as helping you understand hyper-local Minneapolis real estate trends .
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    .It is on the National Register of Historic Places, and offers maybe the best (if not the broadest) view in the city on the one day per year that its observation deck is open.
  • University of Minnesota, [37].
  • Augsburg College, [38].
  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design, [39].
  • Minneapolis Community and Technical College, [40].
  • Normandale Community College, [41].
  • Uptown area, centered on Hennepin Avenue and Lake Street, south of Downtown Minneapolis and extending East to the Lake/Lyndale avant-garde theatre district.^ To learn more about the programs we offer, select one of the links below: If you have comments on how we can improve our service to you, please contact: Jack Tamble, Director of Minneapolis Community Education 1006 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408 612-668-3939 .

    ^ One thing that I found interesting is that KPXM (analog channel 41, DTV channel 40) is very easy to pick up in the Twin Cities despite being listed as being from Saint Cloud.
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    ^ Days 1700 2nd Street NE, Minneapolis, Mn Post date: 09/07 02:13 PM Sale date: 09/11/09 .
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    .In this area you'll find all kinds of retailers.
  • Nicollet Mall is a pedestrian mall right in the heart of downtown.
  • Robot Love, 2648 Lyndale Ave S (at 27th St), +1 612 871-9393 (), [42].^ That makes it hard to hook up all the devices that you find today with fiber optic connectors.
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    ^ Check out or Minneapolis Real Estate real estate guide where you can find comprehensive information and resources for all real estate professionals in the Minneapolis, MN area.
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    M-Sa 11AM-7PM, Su 12PM-6PM. A design store featuring limited edition designer toys, clothing, books, print, and magazines.  edit
  • Lava Lounge, 3037 Lyndale Ave S (south of Lake St), +1 612 824-5631, [43]. The clothes are fitted and range from hip hop to techno-industrial wear.  edit
  • Ragstock, 1433 W Lake St (west of Hennepin), +1 612 823-6690, [44]. A local chain of used clothing stores. Clothing is shipped in from thrift stores across the country and sorted through and either torn to rags for commercial use, or pulled aside to be sold in one of the stores. .There are stores around the Twin Cities area in addition to the Uptown Minneapolis location listed above.  edit
  • Design Collective, 1311 W 26th St (at Hennepin), +1 612 377-1000, [45].^ Digital To Analog Channel Map Here is the list of Twin Cities area digital TV stations, with their analog TV station equivalents, sorted by the digital TV station channel number.
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    ^ It turns out that many older TV antennas are optimized to receive TV channels 2 to 13, while many digital TV stations are running on higher channel numbers in the Twin Cities area.
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    ^ Introduction Here is a cheat-sheet that details information on the various Twin Cities (Minneapolis and Saint Paul area) DTV stations (Digital TV).
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    A local boutique featuring handmade clothing and accessories from local designers.  edit

Bookstores

The Twin Cities are a hotbed of independent presses and bookstores.
  • Uncle Hugo's Science Fiction and Uncle Edgar's Mystery, 2864 Chicago Ave (at Lake St), Uncle Hugo's: +1 612 824-6347, Uncle Edgar's: +1 612 824-9984 (, fax: +1 612 827-6394), [46]. M-F 10AM-8PM, Sa 10AM-6PM, Su noon-5PM. .Uncle Hugo's dates back to 1974 while Uncle Edgar's dates back to 1980. Originally separate businesses, they have shared the same storefront since 1984. A treasure trove of used and new science fiction, fantasy, and mystery books.^ When they do > lend, they're condemned forpredatory lending and for trying to get > their money back when stiffed," makes it sound like the company was > utilizing the same product for all its markets.
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    ^ If > anyone is relishing misfortune, it's the protesters who are using the > mortgagees' misfortune to agitate because they like to think all > problems originate from corporate America.
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    ^ If anyone is relishing misfortune, it's the protesters who are using the mortgagees' misfortune to agitate because they like to think all problems originate from corporate America.
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    It is the oldest SF/fantasy book store in North America, and has a well-earned national reputation for its vast selection. .The prices are reasonable and you can get an extra 10% off all purchases by buying a $4 discount card.^ You claim that the problem is that banks made these bad loans because they could then sell them off to some suckers willing to buy the bad loans.
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    .If you're buying more than $40 worth of books, it pays for itself with the first purchase.^ If you tell me that Edina is equal or more risky than Phillips, then I'll be sure not to invest money where you do.
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    ^ I know that we are far apart ideologically, but I know you're not stupid, so you must have thought this through further than you've written here.
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    ^ When a bank forecloses on a mortgage it loses more than $120,000 in the re-sale of the house.
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    It is in a shady part of town, so it's best to arrive with plenty of daylight left.
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  • Big Brain Comics, 1027 Washington Ave S, +1 612 228-4390, [47]. A great comic/underground book store, very neatly and intelligently laid out. Named Best Comic Book Shop by City Pages two years running [48], the only mark against it is the slight air of pretension that casual buyers may encounter.  edit
  • Dreamhaven Books and Comics, 2301 E 38th St (at 23rd Ave), +1 612 823-6161 (fax: +1 612 823-6062), [49]. Tu-Sa 12PM-7PM. New and used science fiction, fantasy, horror, film and art books, comics, an adults-only room. Mail order and in-store readings.  edit
  • College of Comic Book Knowledge, 3151 Hennepin Ave (at 32nd St), +1 612 822-2309, [50]. Shares the building with Nostalgia Zone. Great for newer and more mainstream comics.  edit
  • Nostalgia Zone, 3151 Hennepin Ave (at 32nd St), +1 612 822-2806, [51]. Shares the building with College of Comic Book Knowledge. Best for hard to find old comics and independents. You can also sell comics here, and the dealers are great. The establishment is over 30 years old.  edit
  • Amazon Bookstore, 4755 Chicago Ave (at 48th St), +1 612 821-9630, [52]. Founded in 1970, well before the online book retailer of the same name. Boasts the title of the oldest independent feminist book store in North America. The store is practically a Minneapolis institution.  edit
  • Arise! Bookstore, 2441 Lyndale Ave S, +1 612 871-7110, [53]. Collectively-run all-volunteer radical & progressive bookstore and infoshop in the heart of south Minneapolis.  edit
  • Roadrunner Records, 4304 Nicollet Ave, +1 612 822-0613, [54]. Has a great selection of independent LP's, CD's and DVD's. Known for their international music section. Punk and alt-country genres don't suffer. A great independent record store with lots of local and independently produced product.  edit
  • Extreme Noise Records, 407 W Lake St (at Grand Ave), +1 612 842-0100, [55]. Specializes in all punk and subgenres therein. A cooperative run for over ten years by local punks. Amazing selection of punk 'zines, CD's, LP's and 7-inches. The place in town for finding hard-to-find punk records, trading punk records, finding other punks, seeking out that basement show, etc. Don't let the punk rock moniker scare the less-than punk away. .If you want to see what a truly independent local scene can produce and meet some of the most earnest members of said scene, you must check out Extreme Noise.  edit
  • Electric Fetus, 2000 4th Ave S (on the corner of Franklin Ave and 4th Ave, near I-35W), +1 612 870-9300, [56].^ Popular Members See who has the most members in their network.
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    .Possibly the most complete selection of CD's in town across all genres.^ All Area Movies New Movies Title: Genre: Select Genre .

    .Hold on tight to your wallet when you walk in here.^ Here you can build a list of garage sales you would like to visit, and plan your route for getting to them.
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    .If there's an obscure CD you've been looking for, this place is likely to have it.^ I'd really like to know what your philosophy in this area is, because it makes no sense as you've expressed it so far.
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    .Listening stations are posted throughout the store enticing all who enter to try out some new music.^ Mark Anderson: Why don't you guys raise money to help these folks instead of blaming it all on bankers who are also losing out?
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    It's the place you would go if you had unlimited resources for buying new music. Be prepared to pay full price, although new releases are frequently on sale. Buy four CD's and get a discount. Tickets for local venues are on sale here too.
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  • Treehouse Records, 2557 Lyndale Ave S (northeast corner of 26th and Lyndale), +1 612 872-7400. A somewhat small but cozy record shop. New and used CDs and vinyl. Selection isn't large but leans towards the non-mainstream; you can find stuff here that isn't easily found at other Twin Cites record stores.  edit
  • Cheapo, 1300 W Lake St (at Fremont), +1 612 827-8238, [57]. A huge location in the Uptown area. Specializing in all areas of music as well as DVDs and vinyl records. .If you are looking for something that's hard to find, it's a good bet that they will have it.^ Can you tell me what Wells Fargo would have to do to satisfy you that they have reformed and are now a good bank?
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    If not, they can order it for you. They also have a large collection of used CDs with huge inventories coming in everyday.
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Eat

Minneapolis is renowned for its restaurants, ethnic or American. It could take weeks to sample just a part of what it has to offer.
  • Don't miss Nicollet Avenue's Eat Street centered around East 27th Street for a variety of ethnic fare. Azia, the Caterpillar Lounge and Anemoni Sushi & Oyster Bar (2550 Nicollet Avenue), are upscale Asian restaurants complete with lounges. .Other highly recommended restaurants are Quang Restaurant (2719 Nicollet Avenue) and Jasmine Deli (8 East 26th Street) for Vietnamese,Seafood Palace (2523 Nicollet Avenue) for Chinese, and the so-called Black Forest Inn (1 East 26th Street) for German cuisine.^ Michael's Restaurant at Holiday Inn Saint Paul East .
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    Little Tijuana (17 East 26th Street) is a nice stop for alluring punk/goth waitresses and Mexican plates. The Vietnamese restaurants are incredibly cheap ($5-$10 per person) and have received consistently exuberant reviews since their openings (Quang was even positively reviewed in the New York Times). The latter four are standard $8-$20 dollars per person except during lunch.
  • The Dinkytown and Stadium Village areas near the University of Minnesota have great offerings.
    • Dinkytown
      • The Steak Knife [58] (1327 4th Street Southeast), features gyros—stuffed with french fries like they do in Greece—and baklava mixed in with excellent burgers and hot sandwiches and hoagies.
      • Loring Pasta Bar (327 14th Avenue Southeast) is an outpost of a former Loring Park legend. It is comfy, cozy, and features an excellent bar (plus beautiful marble and stone bathrooms), but it's better for wine dates than dinner. Food is nothing special and quite expensive. Salsa on Saturday nights is a must. Bring your dancing shoes and a few bucks for the cover.
      • Shuang Cheng (1320 4th Street Southeast) is a perennially popular Chinese restuarant. Often raved about in reviews due to its dishes' abundances of vegetables and unique offerings (such as Walleye with Black Beans Sauce), it also offers standard fare. Entrees are around $7-$12.
    • Stadium Village
      • The daily dining specials at Sally's Saloon (712 Washington Avenue Southeast) [59] help make it a popular afternoon and evening destination among University students. At night, this is the place on the East Bank to see drunk college kids tripping over each other.
      • Stub and Herb's Washington Ave SE and Oak St. If you're not up for a perpetual Ladies' Night and preening Greeks, Stub and Herb's has fresh soft pretzels with sweet'n'hot mustard and excellent beer served by friendly staff, helping to make it a local institution. Better than your average college bar, but still best avoided on weekend evenings and game days (especially Gopher's hockey). .It's allegedly not what it once was, but as they say, nostalgia aren't what it used to be.
      • Big Ten - Right next to Village Wok on Washington Ave SE, [60] Big Ten is a sports bar (lots of TVs for those games!^ A lot of computer items, laptops, monitor, wireless, video games, toys, tv, dvd players, receivers, car...
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        ) that is also family-friendly. They have two locations in the Twin Cities (the other one is in Hopkins, with an outlying location in Owatonna). The delicious subs have generous helpings of meat, piles of lettuce, garlic mayonnaise, and the Italian salad dressing.
  • The Midtown Global Market [61] on 920 East Lake Street opened recently in what used to be a large Sears store, and is now home to a variety of cafes and restaurants from all around the world. .Favorites like Holy Land Deli and Bakery, Andy's Garage in Saint Paul, and several restaurants in Mercado Central have opened satellite locations here.
  • Northeast
    • Saint Anthony Main
      • The Saint Anthony Main district is the oldest part of Minneapolis.^ Unbiased reviews and advice for Minneapolis-Saint Paul International .
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        ^ Read their travel tips for Minneapolis-Saint Paul International hotels !
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        ^ Minneapolis-Saint Paul International, MN -14 °C Mostly Cloudy at 2:53 AM CST (Click for forecast) .
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        Recently a fairly run-down neighborhood, it is currently undergoing a phase of urban renewal, as are all areas on both sides of the river throughout downtown. Immediately along the river are a few restaurants, notably Pracna (117 Main Street Southeast). The food is moderately expensive and is of moderate quality, though the restaurant does offer a stunning view of downtown and an outdoor patio.
      • A block away, Nye's Polonaise (112 East Hennepin Avenue) is a popular restaurant/bar. The restaurant is mainy heavy Polish comfort food, and the bar offers strong drinks. The main draw however is the polka lounge (21+), which in combination with copious amounts of alcohol promises a lovely time.
      • Continuing on the Eastern European cuisine, Kramarczuk's (215 East Hennepin Avenue) is a combined European-style deli with attached sausage counter/cheese shop. The deli offers delicious and traditional Polish and Ukrainian foods.
      • Pizza Nea (306 East Hennepin Avenue) is a charming and small space that produces excellent Italian-style thin-crust pizzas. It also has a good wine list and a small selection of choice beers. Pizzas run around $11-$16.
    • Central Avenue
      • Chiapas Restaurant (2416 Central Avenue Northeast) is a family-owned Mexican restaurant near the corner of Central and Lowry Avenue Northeast. The food is cheap and delicious, with excellent Enchiladas Mole.
      • Diamond's Coffee Shoppe (1816 Central Avenue Northeast), located in a former warehouse, has good coffee and moderately priced deli-style food. The grilled cheese and tuna melt are especially delicious, however the place doesn't take credit cards, so bring cash.
    • Northeast Arts District
      • The Modern Cafe (337 13th Avenue Northeast) is an airy 60's-style diner with excellent comfort food and a decently sized beer/wine selection. The pot roast itself is worth the trip, however the hours are at times erratic and phoning ahead is not a bad idea.
    • For more see Northeast

African

Unique among most American cities is it's highly established African population, primarily from Ethiopia, Somalia, and West Africa. The respective communities each have left their mark on Minneapolis cuisine, with cuisines uncommon in most major Metro areas.
  • Blue Nile Restaurant, 2027 E Franklin Ave, +1 612 338-3000‎, [62]. Su-Th 4PM-10PM, Fr-Sa 4PM-11PM. Rather popular, Blue Nile is self-identified as "Pan-African Cuisine", though easily 90% of the fare on the menu is of Ethiopian origin, with sambusas, curries, and bread dishes. $10-20.  edit
  • Tam-Tam's African Restaurant (African), 605 Cedar Ave, +1 612 339-0854, [63]. Daily 11AM-10PM. Authentic African food, relatively inexpensive, and gigantic portions (like most other African restaurants in Minneapolis) for under $20. very friendly service. Worth trying for something new and unusual. $10-$15.  edit
  • French Meadow Bakery, 2610 Lyndale Ave S, +1 612 870-4740 (fax: +1 612 870-0907), [64]. Owner and founder of this excellent bakery and cafe, Lynn Gordon, has a passion for fabulous yeast free breads, and has been an artisan baker since before that term began to be applied to high-quality individual bakers. Virtually everything on the menu is delicious and original, and save room for the desserts and fairtrade coffee. $4-$20, depending on the time of day. Cheapest in the morning. On weekends arrive early to avoid the brunch rush.  edit
  • Isles Bun and Coffee Company, 1424 W 28th St, +1 612 870-4466. A classic city bakery and coffee shop. Very limited seating inside, but with sidewalk tables and two blocks to Lake of the Isles it hardly matters. .Bakers work in full view in a sunken work area behind the counter, putting out some of the best rolls, buns, and other delectables in the city.^ Miles Away JOHNA P. ( See full profile ) A Housekeeper and Housesitter in Minneapolis, MN 55414 I have worked as a hotel housekeeper for 6 years, and have been employed cleaning homes in the Minneapolis area for 2 years.
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    Check out the cinnammon roll and their savory breakfast items.
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  • See Dinkytown, Eat Street, and Stadium Village.
  • Sunny Side Up, 2704 Lyndale Ave S. A local favorite with ever-changing specials. Classic greasy American(/English) breakfasts complemented by some vegetarian and Mexican-influenced dishes. .Their "Benedict" specials are almost always excellent, even if they stretch the bounds of the normal understanding of eggs benedict.  edit
  • The Wienery, 414 Cedar Ave (at Riverside), +1 612 746-4509.^ That makes perfect sense to me -- they should demand higher compensation for the loans when they are bound to lose a higher percentage than normal.
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    Small, family owned diner that serves basic fare. It's where the punks, aging hippies and various harmless riff-raff go for breakfast or a lunch of fries, burgers, brats or hot dogs slathered with your choice of toppings. They also carry veggie dogs for the vegetarian in you. The fries are shredded right in front of you and come out oh so crisp!  edit
  • Cafe Barbette, 1600 W Lake St (at Irving), +1 612 827-5710, [65]. $15-$30.  edit
  • Cafe Lurcat, 1624 Harmon Place, +1 612 486-5500. Highly recommended. Chic establishment with French/Fusion offerings. $18-$40.  .'eat', 'Minneapolis');return false;" title="click to edit Cafe Lurcat">edit
  • Cafe Vin, 5555 Xerxes Ave S (at 56th St), +1 612 922-0100.^ At I-495 and France Ave., the Residence Inn Edina is located just 4 miles west of the Minneapolis-St.
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    Pane's sister French restaurant - blocks from Pane - it features a Mediterranean/French menu. Again, tons of charm, great food and wine.  edit
Sonny's Ice Cream on Lyndale Avenue in South Minneapolis
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Sonny's Ice Cream on Lyndale Avenue in South Minneapolis
  • Restaurant Alma, 528 University Ave SE, +1 612 379-4909.^ South 3rd Avenue, Minneapolis , MN USA 55401 .
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    Amazing food which can best be described as a combination between French, Fusion, and small-town Minnesotan. They use almost exclusively organic ingredients. $30-$60 per person for a three-course meal with wine. Cheaper, but not by much, at lunch.  .'eat', 'Minneapolis');return false;" title="click to edit Restaurant Alma">edit
  • Taxxi: An American Bistro, 1300 Nicollet Mall, +1 612 370-1234.^ Walking distance to the Guthrie, Metrodome (home of the Vikings), Nicollet Mall and Light Rail connecting to Minneapolis/St.
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    A great new chef has revitalized the Bistro in the Hyatt. Serving high end American and International fare at reasonable prices, Taxxi is best known for its special buffets during the holidays and Mother's Day. But the daily menu, which features soup, sauces, and steak, is worth the visit. $30-$75 per person for a three-course meal with wine.  .'eat', 'Minneapolis');return false;" title="click to edit Taxxi: An American Bistro">edit
  • India House, 1400 Nicollet Ave, +1 612 813-0000, [66].^ Days 4350 Nicollet ave S, Minneapolis, Mn Post date: 09/06 06:05 AM Sale date: 09/13/09 .
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     edit
  • Gandhi Mahal, 3009 27th Ave S (at Lake), +1 612 729-5222 (, fax: +1 612 729-5953), [67]. Northern Indian food, vegetarian friendly. Buffet available during lunch hours.  edit
  • Moti Mahal, 3025 E Franklin Ave, +1 612 343-2222. Very authentic and simplistic North India food. They seem to have fewer customers and the owner is very friendly.  edit
  • Namaste Cafe, 2512 Hennepin Ave, +1 612 827-2496, [68]. .Located in swanky Uptown, this is a duplex converted to a restaurant and gift shop (the restaurant next door is actually called Duplex).^ Located next door to the Mall of America and Ikea.
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    It is somewhat difficult to locate even though it is right on Hennepin Ave which runs through the middle of Uptown. The owners are Nepali and the food is very similar to Indian cuisine. The cooking is very homey and the prices are quite reasonable for such a prime location. Lunch will cost around $8. Try one of their amazing chai teas. .They grind their own spices and mix up one heck of a good cup.^ Acorn for instance does good even if one does not agree with all that they do.
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    There are 7 or 8 varieties. .Voted best Chai Tea by City Pages.  edit
  • Nala Pak (formerly Udupi), 4920 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights, +1 763 574-1113, [69].^ Location: 4432 4th St. NE, Columbia Heights, MN ...
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    .Just barely across the border from NE Minneapolis is Nala Pak, the first strictly vegetarian Indian restaurant in the Twin Cities.^ Located between the Twin Cities in the city of Bloomington, just 5 minutes from the airport.
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    They do things with beans and eggplant that should be illegal.
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  • Surabhi Indian Cuisine, 517 W 98th St, Bloomington, +1 952 746-3663, [70]. A south suburban favorite. $8-$20.  edit
  • Broder's Pasta Bar, 5000 Penn Ave S, +1 612 925-9202, [71]. Broder's is "Pasta cooked the way it was meant to be." The menu features around 20 different past dishes, a mix of new and old favorites. Reasonably small, often crowded, but surprisingly conversational.

Japanese

Japanese cuisine is highly competitive. Prepare to spend more at the first two establishments for sushi, which runs $5-$8 at both places per serving. The best showings are probably:
  • Nami, 251 1st Ave N, +1 612 333-1999. Located in the Warehouse District nearby 1st Ave, which runs parallel to Hennepin. Lunch specials, decor, and very modern, relaxing atmosphere. $10 per person plus tip at lunchtime, and $20 per person in the evening
  • Origami, 30 N 1st St, +1 612 333-8430. Best known for their sushi. Located in the Warehouse District nearby 1st Ave, which runs parallel to Hennepin. $10 per person plus tip at lunchtime, and $20 per person in the evening. Generally a posh, overly-sedate crowd and indifferent service.
  • Koyi, 122 N 4th St, +1 612 375-9811. Located in the Warehouse District across the street from Pizza Luce and next to the Thai restaurant, Sawadee. Their 5-7PM happy hour features about a dozen different types of rolls for less than $4 each. Good service.
  • Fuji-Ya, 600 W Lake St. +1 612 871-4055 A Lyn-Lake (Lyndale and Lake intersection) favorite.
  • Kikugawa, 43 Main Street SE, +1 612 378-3006. A laid-back favorite with floor and faux-floor (dugout booth) seating, Kikugawa is the place to get excellent sushi without paying twice as much as necessary and enduring a silly, hoity-toity atmosphere for what amounts to sitting around noshing on finger food.

Mexican

In recent years, Minneapolis has developed a core community of Mexican-born residents. As a result, several good, authentic Mexican restaurants have cropped up.
  • Mercado Central, Corner of Lake Street and Bloomington Avenue. Meant to mimic a Mexican outdoor market but all indoors (probably because of the prodigious winters). .You can buy tamales to go and there's a "food court" comprised totally of Mexican and Salvadoran owned restaurants.
  • Pepito's.^ What it does outline is that there cannot be different criteria for someone buying a house or owning a business in Phillips than they do for someone in Edina.
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    A mainstay of South Minneapolis with two locations.
    • 4624 Nicollet Ave, 612 825-6311. The deli-style fast food version is on the corner of Nicollet and 46th. .Try the fish tacos, they're fantastic.^ When they do lend, they're condemned for > predatory lending and for trying to get their money back when stiffed.
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      ^ When they do > lend, they're condemned forpredatory lending and for trying to get > their money back when stiffed," makes it sound like the company was > utilizing the same product for all its markets.
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      ^ When they do lend, they're condemned forpredatory lending and for trying to get their money back when stiffed," makes it sound like the company was utilizing the same product for all its markets.
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      No alcohol, but fast service and fantastic food for those on the go.
    • 4820 Chicago Ave, 612 822-2104. The sit-down restaurant version is on the corner of 48th and Chicago Ave. .There's a full bar, a kid-friendly menu and good food at reasonable prices.^ Plenty of Items at great prices kids toys and clothes, lots of really cute girls clothes » Read Full Post .
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      .If you're traveling with a toddler and want decent food in a family-friendly restaurant, Pepitos has a good kid's menu with items for $4.95 each and the food comes fast.^ Whether you’re coming to meet with clients or for a much-needed getaway, our Minneapolis hotel accommodations provide the exceptional comfort and convenience, including: .
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      ^ You won't want to miss this one of a kind multi-family cul-de-sac garage sale.
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      .So you and yours can eat before your two year-old throws the entire bowl of chips at the adjoining booth.
  • Holy Land Deli and Bakery, 2513 Central Ave NE, 612 781-2627, and a satellite location at the Midtown Global Market, 920 E Lake St, Suite 145, [72].^ Shannon O. Real Estate Investor St. Louis 72 Connections Invite to your network .
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    ^ Rick H. Real Estate Investor St. Louis 145 Connections Invite to your network .
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    ^ After you add at least two sales in the Trip Planner, your route will show up on the map.
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    Middle Eastern and Mediterranean/Greek cuisine. The gyros are some of the best in the United States, and the chicken curry gyros are very original and tasty. It's hard to go wrong with their menu, which is especially friendly towards vegetarians. The lunch/dinner buffet also is good and cheap, but call to make sure that the gyro meats will be served with it. $6-$10 dollars per person. It also sports a full-sized market. .The bread, hummus, imports, and other specialties are wonderful, but call ahead to make sure that you get fresh produce on a delivery day.
  • Crescent Moon Bakery, 2339 Central Ave NE, 612 782-0169. They are known for their savory and spicy Afghani pizza with its special sauce - one of the most underrated and unique pies in town (if not the best).^ Days 8680 Palmgren Ave NE, Albertville, Mn Post date: 09/07 08:32 PM Sale date: 09/09/09 .
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    What most miss due to the pull of the pizza is their equally incredible gyro meat, expertly seasoned and lightly charred for a nice texture. They also serve kabob platters. Prices run as low as $5 for a gyro and $12 for the huge Afghani pizza (could easily feed 3 normal appetites), and as high as $25-30 for one of the massive platters.
  • True Thai, 2627 E Franklin Ave, 612 375-9942. True Thai and Chiang Mai Thai consistently rank as the best in the Twin Cities, with their own strong points. The salmon dishes, Choo Chee Curry, and Pad Thai are amazing at True Thai. A new dining room and party room were added on in 2008. $9-$17 dollars per person for an entree and drink.
  • Chiang Mai Thai, 3001 Hennepin Ave S, 612 827-1606. In Uptown, Chiang Mai Thai has a romantic and authentic ambiance and large servings. Try the Thai Basil or Ginger Stir Fry. Entrees are $9-$18. Like True Thai, Chiang Mai uses coconut milk instead of broth in its curries, and concentrating on the peanut and spice in the Pad Thai whereas True Thai is known for more delicate and subtle flavors. Both are excellent, the only question is what a person is in the mood for!
  • Thanh Do, 3005 Utah Avenue S, 952 935-5005. Although a trek from the city itself (in St. Louis Park) the Basil Pod Thai is the best in the area. .Get it take-out, though, as the service and atmosphere is lacking.
  • Hard Times Cafe, 1821 Riverside Ave, 612 341-9261. Located on Riverside a few steps east of Cedar on the West Bank.^ When the > banks are condemned for collecting on a loan, the act of lending money > is further politicized and people are encouraged to take out more debt.
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    ^ When the banks are condemned for collecting on a loan, the act of lending money is further politicized and people are encouraged to take out more debt.
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    .Open 22 hours a day every day, 6:00AM-4:00AM. The best people watching, cheapest vegan food, and most endearingly diy decor in the city, but don't expect a friendly staff.
  • Seward Cafe, 2129 E Franklin Ave, 612 332-1011. Located a few blocks east of the Franklin Ave light-rail station in the Seward neighborhood.^ Located in downtown, just minutes from Target Field, Mall of America Field, Target Center, Convention Center, and Light Rail/ NorthStar Rail Line.
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    Open for breakfast and lunch only.
  • Ecopolitan, 2409 Lyndale Ave S, 612 874-7336, [73]. Raw vegan food. Very tasty, innovative and energizing.

Pizza

Sometimes you roll into town and you just want a good slice of pizza. Minneapolis has a few offerings.
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  • Punch Pizza has a few locations around the Twin Cities and one of them know a true northern italian pizza when they see it, will be more than happy to discover this little gem.^ Located between the Twin Cities in the city of Bloomington, just 5 minutes from the airport.
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    ^ After this recession is over, we'll have another one in ten to twenty years, but a bit worse than this one, because we continue to encourage more debt.
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    ^ There are "thousands" of people who had the figures changed you would think that at least one of them kept the docs that they signed that would be different than the ones the bank has.
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    Punch is one of the few restaurants that actually has certification from the official Napoli pizza organization. Pizza Luce is the crowd favorite but Punch is the critic's. Evidently it is Meryl Streep's as well. In Minneapolis:
    • West of Lake Calhoun: 3226 W Lake St, 612 929-0006.
    • Old Saint Anthony: 210 E Hennepin Ave, 612 623-8114.
  • Pizza Lucé [74] has three locations in Minneapolis:
    • Downtown: 119 N 4th St, +1 612 333-7359. Open Su-Th 11AM-2:30AM, F-Sa 11AM-3:30AM.
    • Uptown: 3200 Lyndale Ave S, +1 612 827-5978. Open daily 11AM-2:30AM.
    • Seward: 2200 E Franklin Ave, 612 332-2535. Open daily 11AM-2:30AM.
    • St. Paul: 1183 Selby Ave, "+1 651" 288-0186. Open daily 11AM-2:30AM.
Go to the downtown location if you can on the corner of 5th St. and 2nd Ave N. Easily the best pizza in town. Full bar, punk rock staff. You can get pizza by the slice or sit down and order a whole pie. Open until 3 a.m. The Uptown location is on the corner of 32nd and Lyndale Ave. S. The pizza is still fantastic, but the service is not as good. The Seward location on the corner of 22nd and Franklin Ave has mixed results. Pizza is still good there, but not as good as the other two locations. The new Selby location in St. Paul location offers a less hectic experience(no hour long waits after last call) not too far from Minneapolis or many of the private colleges in St. Paul, it also has a larger variety of alcoholic drinks than the others.
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  • Davanni's, [75] Multiple locations throughout the Twin Cities metro area.^ Located between the Twin Cities in the city of Bloomington, just 5 minutes from the airport.
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    ^ Paul area—the "Twin Cities."
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    In Minneapolis:
    • West Bank/Seward: 25th Ave and Riverside Avenues +1 612 332-5551
    • Uptown: 1414 W. Lake St. (near the corner of Lake and Hennepin) +1 612 822-3111
    • Downtown: 1242 Hennepin Ave. (12th St. and Hennepin Ave.) +1 612 338-0000
Is probably the only place in town where one can get authentic, Chicago-style pizza. Beer on tap. Good hoagies too.
  • Jakeeno's, 3601 Chicago Ave, +1 612 825-6827 - Jakeeno's offers good pizza and other pasta dishes. Try the potato and rosemary pizza. Located on the corner of 36th and Chicago. Not a horrible neighborhood, but not the best either. Jakeeno's is clean, friendly and family-run however. Worth the trip. Wine and beer served.
  • Fat Lorenzo's, 5600 Cedar Ave, +1 612 822-2040 - Good service, good pizza. "Fat" is in the name of the place--plan accordingly. A good first stop or last stop on your way to or from the airport. Beer and wine.
  • Galactic Pizza, 2917 Lyndale Ave S (a few steps north of Lake), +1 612 824-9100 [76] - Uptown's newest pizza joint. The decor is kitschy. .Their stand out feature is not only a little car run 100% by electric power but the delivery driver dons a funky costume while driving said vehicle.^ Don't you think Wells Fargo should be a little patient and try to work something out with Mr. Blair?
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    ^ Ed Felien wrote: > Don't you think Wells Fargo should be a little patient and try to work something out with Mr. Blair?
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    If you order the Second Harvest pizza (which is excellent) the business donates a dollar to the Second Harvest Food Bank (for every one ordered).
  • See also Crescent Moon Bakery in the Middle Eastern section above.

Unique to Minneapolis

Minneapolis has many restaurants that are long established.
  • Gluek's Restaurant and Bar is a 4th generation brewery and restaurant. The food and the beer are good, but it is the history of this restaurant that sets it apart. Gluek's has been brewing beer since 1857 and there has been a bar on this site since 1902, except during Prohibition. .The original building burned in 1989, but was rebuilt and reopened in 1990. Gluek's is located at 16 N 6th Street, just a block NW of Hennepin Ave.^ Just blocks from the river and the Hennepin Theater District.
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  • Murray's Restaurant and Cocktail opened in 1946 and could be considered to be the best white tablecloth restaurant in Minneapolis, with prices to match. If on a budget, consider eating during lunch when you can enjoy the atmosphere without worrying about breaking the bank. Or go all out and get the 4 pound golden butter knife steak at $100+ and share it with the entire family. Murray's is a third generation restaurant unique to Minneapolis and is located at 24 S 6th Street, a half block SE of Hennepin Ave.

Drink

Music

Minneapolis has one of the most vibrant and independent music scenes in the country. The city is probably most famous for its purple pop wonder, Prince, but also boasts bands such as Soul Asylum, The Replacements, The Jayhawks, Atmosphere and Polara just to name a few. .Several clubs in town play host to shows by local bands and your chances of finding a good one are better than average.^ It shows your strong prejudice against corporate America and is less than honest.
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  • Downtown has several music offerings including:
    • First Avenue [78] Famous as setting for the film Purple Rain and the silver stars that cover the outside of the building. .It has two parts, the Entry, an essential visit for punk fans 21+ and the Mainroom which shows bigger bands and is often all ages.
    • The Fine Line Music Cafe [79] 18+ a wide variety of music genres.
    • Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant [80] Upscale jazz club on Nicollet Mall
    • Shout House Dueling Pianos"" [81] Rock-n-Roll, Sing-A-Long Dueling Pianos on Hennepin Ave
    • Bunker's Music Bar and Grill [82]
    • Club 3 Degrees [83] is a modern, Christian-oriented upmarket club featuring Contemporary Christian Music, both DJs and live bands, coffee and soft drinks but no alcohol
  • West Bank and Uptown also have a number of good places:
    • Triple Rock, [84] The place to be seen for local hipsters, often all ages
    • The Cabooze, [85] Famed biker bar that also attracts a fair amount of non-bikers.
    • Terminal Bar, [86].^ Isn't it obvious that if banks didn't foreclose on bad loans that all banks would go under and no one could ever get a loan in the future?
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      21+
    • Hexagon Bar. 21+
    • The 400 Bar, [87]. 21+ lots of local music
    • Lee's Liquor Lounge, [88].
    • Varsity Theater, [89] 18+ elegantly decorated
    • Famous Dave's' BBQ and Blues Club, [90] Live local and national blues music many nights, see their music club calendar here: [91].
    • Dulono's Pizza and Pasta, [92] Features live bluegrass and folk music on Friday and Saturday nights, see the upcoming schedule here: [93]

Alcohol

The nightlife in general can be vibrant in several areas. The Warehouse District is great for clubbers, Dinkytown is good for college partygoers, Uptown is good for those with a bit more money, and the Mall of America has several spots for the middle aged and sports fans. .Minneapolis is not the 24 hour city that New York is, but bars close at 2AM - so that is still plenty of time, especially if you find a party to go to afterwards (it is best to be accompanied by friends and to know someone either through a reliable acquaintance, friend, or client who knows your host's social status).^ Do you know for a > fact that either of the folks in this situation were involved with > ACORN? Haven't you heard that people get sick?
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^ I know that we are far apart ideologically, but I know you're not stupid, so you must have thought this through further than you've written here.
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^ Do you know for a fact > that either of the folks in this situation were involved with ACORN? > Haven't you heard that people get sick?
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Minneapolis certainly accommodates those seeking a good drink, a tendency which certainly compliments the alcohol culture endemic to the Upper Midwest. There are over a dozen Irish, German, or British pubs, such as The Local, Black Forest Inn, Brit's Pub, Gastoff's, O'Donovan's or Kieran's. Local dining, clubs, pubs, and bars in general compete for the best Happy Hour specials. It's a good idea to pick up a City Pages or to do an internet search to find the best deals.
Most liquor stores in Minneapolis (and the metropolitan area as a whole) close at 10PM, although some will close at 8PM on weekdays. .You can save more money by purchasing your own supply.^ If you tell me that Edina is equal or more risky than Phillips, then I'll be sure not to invest money where you do.
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^ Mark Anderson: Tell me, Wizard, just off the top of your head, do you think investing in Phillips or Edina is more risky?
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Be sure to check out the yellow pages for liquor stores which specialize in wines or beers. Also, remember that liquor stores in Minneapolis and across Minnesota are closed on Sundays as mandated by state law.
  • Surdyk's, 303 E Hennepin Ave (at University), +1 612 379-3232, [94]. M-Th 9AM-9PM, F-Sa 9AM-10PM. Just across the river from downtown, this liquor store has a large wine selection and a few international specialties like sake and plum wine.  edit
  • France 44 Wines & Spirits, 4351 France Ave S (at 44th St), +1 612 925-3252, [95]. M-Th 9AM-9PM, F-Sa 9AM-10PM. .This southwest Minneapolis shop used to be a converted gas station but went through a miraculous renovation a couple of years ago.^ A couple of years ago when I was especially weak, I fell outside during icy weather during which a pedestrian and a car driving by made no effort to help.
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    Be sure to check out the walk-in beer cooler, as well as the accessories and fine spirits collection in the basement. A very competent deli [96] shares an entrance.
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  • Sorella Wine & Spirits, 1010 Washington Ave S, +1 612 339-4040, [97]. M-Th 9AM-9PM, F-Sa 9AM-10PM. .An amazing wine and top shelf liquor store run by the wine-shop folks from the now bull-dozed Liquor Depot.^ Food and Beverage Bakeries Bars & Pubs Coffee Shops Liquor Stores Restaurant .
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    The selection here is fairly impressive and comprehensive, especially for such a new venture. .If you're at all into wine, be prepared to spend a large amount of time with the laid back staff who have an encyclopedic knowledge of grapes and vineyards.  edit
  • Zipp's Liquors, 2618 E Franklin Ave (at 27th Ave), +1 612 333-8686, [98].^ When they do > lend, they're condemned forpredatory lending and for trying to get > their money back when stiffed," makes it sound like the company was > utilizing the same product for all its markets.
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    ^ Mark Anderson: Why don't you guys raise money to help these folks instead of blaming it all on bankers who are also losing out?
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    ^ I am rather confused as to why all these activists are spending all this time protesting at banks for taking back houses for which mortgages haven't been paid.
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    M-Sa 9AM-10PM. This Seward neighborhood liquor store, close to Cedar-Riverside, often has good prices on kegs of beer and stocks a wide selection of wines.  edit
  • Haskell's, 81 S 9th St (between Nicollet and Marquette), +1 612 333-2434, [99]. M-Th 9AM-8PM, F 9AM-10PM, Sa 9AM-8PM. A wine specialist (along with beer and liquor) with locations throughout the Twin Cities. Notably, the location listed here convenient to many downtown hotels.  edit
  • Chicago-Lake Liquors, 825 E Lake St (at Chicago), +1 612 825-4401, [100]. Near the newly-remodeled Midtown Exchange Building, along with the Sheraton Hotel in that complex. Known to have a better-than-average selection of tequilas, owing to the large Mexican population in the surrounding area.  edit

Coffee/Tea

When you are a stranger, sometimes it's hard to find a good cup of coffee besides the ubiquitous Starbucks. Luckily, Minneapolis' independent spirit has yielded good cups of coffee in so many places, one can hardly throw a rock without it landing in a latte.
  • Caribou [101] is second to Starbucks in number and of similar feel and quality in the drinks. The shots are 1.5 oz compared to Starbucks 1.0 ounce.
  • Dunn Bros [102] is third in chains for number of locations. The coffee here is fresh (ground daily in the shop) but somewhat stronger than most places in town. Their fantastic brewed coffee is a little more impressive than the espresso, but their shots are at least a mighty 3.0 oz. Dunn Bros also excels at offering free WiFi access and (often) free Internet terminals.
  • Other independent shops abound in various neighborhoods with the coffee shops per block reaching critical mass in the Uptown and Dinkytown neighborhoods. Never fear, wherever you end up, you can be assured a coffee shop is within a few blocks. Particularly in South Minneapolis.
  • Wilde Roast Cafe [103] has possibly the best atmosphere of any coffeeshop in town. Its nouveau-Victorian decor - complete with a giant portrait of Oscar Wilde - make for a great relaxation or date destination. It also houses Query, a gay/lesbian-aimed bookstore with a nice selection. The drinks and expertly crafted desserts are of high-quality, but a tad pricey. .If you want to show off the wallet, truly relax in the austere surroundings, or if you're looking for a more queer-friendly destination, try it!
  • Tillie's Bean [104] winner of the Golden Cup award, features fresh made sandwiches and pastries.^ You claim that the problem is that banks made these bad loans because they could then sell them off to some suckers willing to buy the bad loans.
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    ^ Mark Anderson: Tell me, Wizard, just off the top of your head, do you think investing in Phillips or Edina is more risky?
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    Free wi-fi and live music on Friday and Saturday nights. They are located just 1 1/2 blocks from the 38th Street Light Rail Station making it easy to access without a car.
  • The Bean Scene [105] This is the Northside's coffee shop. Located on West Broadway at Emerson, the Bean Scene is a unique experience of coffee, fantastic baked goods, local art and a welcoming atmosphere. The Bean Scene is a winner of the Golden Cup award.

Sleep

There is a good variety of hotels. Most of them are clustered in downtown, or near the University of Minnesota. Avoid straying too far away from town without a car. In downtown, the Doubletree hotel is a great value. There is a good Radisson, Marriott, and many Holiday Inns around the area.
The University of Minnesota Radisson is a good place to stay during times when sports and school are quiet. Refer to the Qwest Dex yellow pages for more "Ma & Pa" lodgings or for special luxury suites.
  • Minneapolis International Hostel, 2400 Stevens Ave (two blocks east of Nicollet), +1 612 522-5000, [106]. This is the most well-established backpackers' hostel in the Twin Cities. Quick walking distance to the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and Eat Street. A 15 minute walk or short bus ride to Downtown, and a short bus ride to Uptown. They now require a credit card number to be on file for every party staying with them and don't let guests check in before 1PM or after 10. Beds start at $27.90 per night.  edit
  • Doubletree Guest Suites Minneapolis, 1101 LaSalle Ave, +1 612 332-6800, [107]. Located a few blocks from the Minneapolis Convention Center, and just one block from Nicollet Mall.  edit
  • Holiday Inn Metrodome, 1500 Washington Ave S, +1 800 448-3663, [108]. Hotel just outside of Downtown Minneapolis that puts all of the area's most recognizable attractions within easy reach, from the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome and the convention center to the University of Minnesota and the Mall of America.  edit
  • Chambers Hotel, 901 Hennepin Ave, +1 612 767-6900, [109].  .'sleep', 'Minneapolis');return false;" title="click to edit Chambers Hotel">edit
  • Crowne Plaza Northstar, 618 2nd Ave S, +1 612 338-2288 (fax: +1 612 673-1157), [110].^ Plaza Java at Crowne Plaza Riverfront Hotel .
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    ^ Port of Call Lounge at Crowne Plaza Riverfront Hotel .
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    In the financial and retail district of downtown, near shopping, dining, culture, and entertainment. Conveniently connected to the climate controlled skyway system, linking guests to the Minneapolis Convention Center, Target Center, Orchestra Hall, Nicollet Mall, HHH Metrodome, various corporate offices, shopping, dining, and entertainment venues. Near the Light Rail Transit system, connecting to both the Minneapolis/St Paul Airport and the Mall of America.  edit
  • Graves 601, 601 1st Ave N, +1 866 523-1100, [111].  edit
  • Hilton Minneapolis, 1001 Marquette Ave, +1 612 376-1000, [112].  edit
  • Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, 1300 Nicollet Mall, +1 612 370-1234 (fax: +1 612 370-1463), [113]. Rooms start at $189 per night, but discounts can be had. The Hyatt is also home to two high quality dining experiences: Oceanaire and Taxxi.  edit
  • Radisson Plaza Hotel Minneapolis, 35 S 7th St (between Hennepin and Nicollet), +1 800 333-3333, [114]. Built on the site of the original Hotel Radisson (which opened in 1909), Radisson Plaza Minneapolis has an important historical significance for Minneapolis, and continues to be a thriving hotel. Featuring the outstanding FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar (try the "purple rain" martini at the bar, and the... well, really just about anything from the kitchen), underground parking, skyway access, and affordable packages. Found a room here for as low as $99 on off-weekends. During the week they tend to be higher ($179 seems like a decent average), but this place is worth it. They also have an online rate guarantee, so if you can find it cheaper on expedia or whatnot, they'll match it and give you a discount. Good room, great staff.  edit
  • Westin Minneapolis, 88 S 6th St (at Marquette), +1 612 333-4006, [115]. Recently built into the historic Farmers & Mechanics Bank in downtown Minneapolis. The wine cellar is built into the former bank's vault. Appropriately, the bar/restaurant is called BANK.  edit

Contact

Minneapolis, along with the airport, the suburbs of Richfield and St. Anthony, and the entire University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus is in the 612 area code. .From 612, it is not necessary to dial a 1 before the area code when calling numbers in the 651 (Saint Paul and east suburbs), 763 (northwest suburbs), or 952 (southwest suburbs) area codes.^ Days 1936 East County Road, Saint Paul, Mn Post date: 09/06 02:16 PM Sale date: 09/10/09 .
  • Minneapolis Garage Sales, Yard & Estate Sales by Map | Minneapolis, Minnesota | gsalr.com 20 September 2009 10:46 UTC gsalr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The Hennepin County Library [116] has computer workstations with internet access at all of their locations. Access to a computer is on a first-come, first-served basis, and reservations can only be made in person. Out-of-town visitors will need to obtain a temporary internet use number from a librarian. The library also offers unlimited wireless internet access. See district articles for specific locations.

Stay safe

As with any major American city, keep your eyes open and your wits about you. .Crime is relatively low in most parts of Minneapolis that you're likely to visit, but it does exist.^ Here you can build a list of garage sales you would like to visit, and plan your route for getting to them.
  • Minneapolis Garage Sales, Yard & Estate Sales by Map | Minneapolis, Minnesota | gsalr.com 20 September 2009 10:46 UTC gsalr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Be wary of the Near North, Camden, and Phillips communities , particularly at night. Violent crimes can occur and unfortunately have occurred in all parts of the City. As in all cities these crimes receive a disproportionate amount of attention from local media. These tragic events, however, are typically not random so it probably will not impact your visit. You are more likely to be a victim of crimes of opportunity. So when traveling do not leave any items that can be quickly converted to cash in plain view in cars, unattended at restaurants and other public areas. .These crimes can and do occur in all areas, especially where you would have your guard down.^ Here you can build a list of garage sales you would like to visit, and plan your route for getting to them.
  • Minneapolis Garage Sales, Yard & Estate Sales by Map | Minneapolis, Minnesota | gsalr.com 20 September 2009 10:46 UTC gsalr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.So, when you take in our great park system or travel to the unique urban shopping destinations ensure that all valuables remain with you or are secured out-of-view in your vehicle.^ When you are done adding sales, click the "View Route & Directions" button for your detailed driving directions ready for printing.
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Very important note, if you are going to secure your valuables in a vehicle, make sure you store them prior to arriving at you destination. Thieves are experts at watching people store valuables in the trunk and then when they leave the thief will strike.

Get out

There are several day trip destinations near the city.
  • Mall of America in nearby Bloomington.
  • Valley Fair is an amusement park that's within an hour's drive in nearby Shakopee.
  • Minnesota Zoo is in nearby Apple Valley.
  • Lutsen has what may be the best skiing in the state.
  • Lake Mille Lacs offers good fishing, boat rentals and fishing guides.
  • New Ulm is famous for its German beer, German festivals, and amateur baseball tradition.
  • Stillwater is a beautiful, historic town about an hour away that has the highest number of celebrity sightings per capita in the state.
  • State Parks. The state has many well-kept state parks for those who like to camp and fish.
  • Duluth is 155 miles north on I-35, and is great for an over night trip. .On your trip up, make sure to stop by Tobies in Hinckley for the world's most mediocre caramel rolls.^ After you add at least two sales in the Trip Planner, your route will show up on the map.
    • Minneapolis Garage Sales, Yard & Estate Sales by Map | Minneapolis, Minnesota | gsalr.com 20 September 2009 10:46 UTC gsalr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Hinckley is a small town located almost exactly at the halfway point between the Twin Cities and Duluth.
Routes through Minneapolis
DuluthRoseville  N noframe S  RichfieldAlbert Lea
FargoSaint Cloud  W noframe E  Saint Paul
This is a usable article. It has information for getting in as well as some complete entries for restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please plunge forward and help it grow!

1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

.MINNEAPOLIS, the largest city of Minnesota, U.S.A., and the county-seat of Hennepin county, situated on both banks of the Mississippi river at the Falls of St Anthony and immediately above St Paul.^ Minneapolis is the largest city in Minnesota and the county seat of Hennepin County.
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota (MN) Hotels, Yellow Pages, Homes, Weather, Apartments, Jobs, and more 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.minneapolisusa.com [Source type: News]

^ The twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are served by Amtrak.
  • Final Program - Transportation Information 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.oopsla.org [Source type: General]

^ Minnesota is an amazing state, and it’s largest city Minneapolis is simply amazing itself.
  • Lots to see here! | Minnesota | Minneapolis/Saint Paul | Realty.com 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.realty.com [Source type: General]

Pop. .(1870), 13,066; (1880), 46,887; (1890), 16 4,73 8; (1900), 202,718; (1 9 10 census) 301,408. Of the total population in 1900, those of foreign parentage (both parents foreign-born) numbered 118,946, and there were 61,021 of foreign birth, including 20,035 Swedes, 11,532 Norwegians, 7335 Germans, 5637 English-Canadians, 3213 Irish, 2289 English, 1929 Russians, 1706 French-Canadians and 1133 Austrians.^ SEPTEMBER 10-11, 8am-5pm Drexel pecan dining room set: 42" round table with 2 20" leaves, six...
  • Minneapolis Garage Sales, Yard & Estate Sales by Map | Minneapolis, Minnesota | gsalr.com 20 September 2009 10:46 UTC gsalr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ HUD Programs Overview -11/12/2009 How Fair Market Value is Measured -12/19/2009 How to Get the Best Mortgage Interest Rates -10/20/2009 .
  • Minneapolis Real Estate - Minneapolis MN Real Estate 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC minneapolis.hudclips.org [Source type: General]

^ Days 10 to Ferry Street, Anoka, Mn Post date: 09/07 07:20 PM Sale date: 09/11/09 .
  • Minneapolis Garage Sales, Yard & Estate Sales by Map | Minneapolis, Minnesota | gsalr.com 20 September 2009 10:46 UTC gsalr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Minneapolis is served by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, the Chicago, Great Western, the Chicago, Milwaukee & St Paul, the Chicago & Northwestern, the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, the Great.^ Send a message via Yahoo to Jerry Clifford … Jerry Clifford Minneapolis Real Estate · Minneapolis Condos & Lofts · Minneapolis St. Paul Real Estate Specializing in Minneapolis St. Paul Residential Real Estate … .
  • MINNEAPOLIS SAINT PAUL REAL ESTATE - MINNEAPOLIS SAINT PAUL REAL ESTATE 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC minneapolissaintpaulhomes.com [Source type: General]

^ The fast attack submarine Minneapolis-St Paul (SSN-708) returns from her final six-month deployment on 3 April 2007.
  • Submarine Photo Index 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.navsource.org [Source type: General]

^ It calls Minneapolis the capital… Sorry but the capital is St. Paul!
  • Lots to see here! | Minnesota | Minneapolis/Saint Paul | Realty.com 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.realty.com [Source type: General]

.Northern, the Minneapolis & St Louis, the Minneapolis, St Paul & Sault Sainte Marie, and the Northern Pacific railways.^ December 6th, 2009 in Apple Valley , Burnsville , Eagan , Farmington , GIS , Hastings , Lakeville , Metro , Minneapolis , Rosemount , Savage , South Metro , St Paul .
  • Minneapolis Metro Holiday Light Display Map | Bill Roehl 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.lazylightning.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Wallace chose Minneapolis Saint Paul as one of six sites for this effort because of the area’s high concentration and variety of arts organizations.
  • The Wallace Foundation Awards $6.9 Million to Minneapolis Saint Paul Arts Community 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.wallacefoundation.org [Source type: General]

^ The airport offers many transportation options at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport.
  • Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport - Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, airport, travel , transportation, limo, car for hire 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC articles.directorym.com [Source type: News]

.It has also three terminal switching lines and the belt line of the Minnesota Transfer Company, serving both Minneapolis and St Paul.^ E. 24th St. Minneapolis , Minnesota 55404 .
  • Ophthalmology Doctors in Minneapolis, Minnesota 20 September 2009 10:46 UTC www.locateadoc.com [Source type: General]

^ Display Minnesota Cities Cities near Minneapolis St.Paul Minneapolis St.Paul zipcodes .
  • Minneapolis Landfills | Garbage Dumps in Minneapolis, MN 20 September 2009 10:46 UTC www.magicyellow.com [Source type: General]
  • Minneapolis Condominiums | Condos in Minneapolis, mn 20 September 2009 10:46 UTC www.magicyellow.com [Source type: General]

^ OWASP earmarked for Minneapolis St Paul.
  • Minneapolis St Paul - OWASP 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.owasp.org [Source type: General]

.With St Paul, which is served by the same system of railways, Minneapolis is the chief railway centre of the Northwest and one of the greatest in the United States, being the principal gateway to the commerce of the Canadian and Pacific northwest.^ OWASP earmarked for Minneapolis St Paul.
  • Minneapolis St Paul - OWASP 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.owasp.org [Source type: General]

^ Learn more about Fulbright's Minneapolis Office Fulbright & Jaworski’s Minneapolis office opened in February 2000 and has grown rapidly to serve a broad client base both in the Midwest and throughout the United States.
  • The International Law Firm of Fulbright & Jaworski - Minneapolis 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.fulbright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Also of some note is the differing cultural backgrounds of the two cities: Minneapolis being affected by its early (and still influential) Scandinavian/Lutheran heritage, while St. Paul was touched by its early French, Irish and German Catholic roots.
  • YouTube - TalkStates - Minneapolis Saint Paul Metro Area 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.youtube.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.There are a Union passenger station, and separate stations for the Chicago, Milwaukee & St Paul, the Chicago, Great Western and the Minneapolis & St Louis railways.^ OWASP earmarked for Minneapolis St Paul.
  • Minneapolis St Paul - OWASP 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.owasp.org [Source type: General]

^ Both cities have tall, gleaming glass skylines; St. Paul's is designed to blend with the city's Art Deco and Victorian architecture, while Minneapolis's is more eclectic.
  • Minneapolis New Homes Directory | Minneapolis Homes For Sale 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.newhomesdirectory.com [Source type: News]

^ March 13, 2008 location: Minnesota, Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Mpls, St Paul, St. Paul, MN contact Mochaware other items .
  • Apartment 51 Pottery Studio Minneapolis/Saint Paul MN by Mochaware 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.etsy.com [Source type: General]

The city is situated on a high plateau (800-850 ft. above sealevel) above the river, and covers an area of about 53 sq. m. It has an extensive system of boulevards, parkways and parks (aggregating 2465 acres in 1908). Among the parks are Loring, near the centre of the city, in which is a statue of Ole Bull; Lyndale, in the south-west part of the city; Interlachen, just north-west of Lyndale; Glenwood, in the west of the city; Van Cleve, Logan, Windom and Columbia in the part of the city east of the Mississippi river; Riverside, on the south-west bank of the Mississippi; and Minnehaha Park, in which are the Minnehaha Falls, a beautiful cascade of the Minnehaha Creek (the outlet of Lake Minnetonka), near the Mississippi, with a fall of 50 ft., well known from Longfellow's poem " Hiawatha." The numerous small lakes in the city (there are about 200 lakes in Hennepin county) have been incorporated in the park system; among them are Lake Harriet (353 acres; in Lake Harriet Park), Lake Calhoun (on which are extensive public baths), Lake Amelia (295 acres), Lake of the Isles (loo acres), Cedar Lake, Powder Horn Lake (in the park of that name) and Sandy Lake (in Columbia Park). .Adjoining Minnehaha Park are the grounds (51 acres, given to the state by the city) and buildings of the Minnesota state soldiers' home (1887); and 2 m.^ ARTICLE from the Encyclopædia Britannica Minnesota, United States city, seat of Hennepin county, southeastern Minnesota , U.S. It lies at the head of navigation on the Mississippi River near the river’s confluence with the Minnesota River .
  • Minneapolis (Minnesota, United States) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ About Saint Paul Saint Paul is the capital and the second most populous city of the state of Minnesota in the Midwestern portion of the United States and is the county seat of Ramsey County.
  • Saint Paul,Minneapolis,MN - Schools, Restaurants, Homes for Sale & More - REALTOR.com 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC neighborhoods.realtor.com [Source type: General]

^ Minneapolis, the largest city in Minnesota and the seat of Hennepin County, is located in the southeast central part of the state on the Mississippi River .
  • Minneapolis, Minn. — Infoplease.com 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.infoplease.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

beyond the .Falls, at the junction of the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers, is the Fort Snelling Military Reservation (1819).^ ARTICLE from the Encyclopædia Britannica Minnesota, United States city, seat of Hennepin county, southeastern Minnesota , U.S. It lies at the head of navigation on the Mississippi River near the river’s confluence with the Minnesota River .
  • Minneapolis (Minnesota, United States) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Franciscan missionary Louis Hennepin visited the area in 1680 and named St. Anthony Falls, which later provided power for grinding flour for Fort Snelling (1819; now a state park ), a military outpost at the confluence of the rivers.
  • Minneapolis (Minnesota, United States) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The theater’s Endless Bridge, a cantilevered lobby, offers views of the Mississippi River, St. Anthony Falls and several historic landmarks.

.Seven miles south-west of the limits of the city is Lake Minnetonka, one of the most famous summer resorts in the Northwest, a beautiful body of water 15 m.^ Sheraton Minneapolis Midtown Hotel 2901 Chicago Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55407 Nightly Rates: ( 149.00 - 149.00 ) 3 Star In the heart of south Minneapolis, the Sheraton Minneapolis Midtown Hotel is ideally situated for business, weekend getaways, or a vacation in one of America's most beautiful cities.
  • Minneapolis Minnesota MN hotels 20 September 2009 10:46 UTC hotel.uscity.net [Source type: General]

^ Composed of seven districts, it creates a loop over 50 miles long around the City, offering an unsurpassed view of Minneapolis by bike, 'blades, foot or vehicle.
  • Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board - Parks & Lakes 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.minneapolisparks.org [Source type: General]

^ Sheraton Minneapolis Midtown Hotel 2901 Chicago Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55407 Nightly Rates: ( 229.00 - 279.00 ) 3 Star In the heart of south Minneapolis, the Sheraton Minneapolis Midtown Hotel is ideally situated for business, weekend getaways, or a vacation in one of America's most beautiful cities.
  • Minneapolis Minnesota hotels 20 September 2009 10:46 UTC www.saint-paul.com [Source type: General]

long, with a shore line of 150 m. encircled by undulating wooded hills. .Among the most fashionable streets are Mount Curve, Clifton and Park avenues, all in the " West Division "or south-western quarter of the city.^ Suburban communities include Columbia Heights (north), Brooklyn Park (northwest), Plymouth and St. Louis Park (west), and Richfield and Bloomington (south).
  • Minneapolis (Minnesota, United States) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Holiday Inn Minneapolis-Metrodome, Mn 1500 WASHINGTON AVENUE SOUTH Minneapolis, MN 55454 Nightly Rates: ( 149.95 - 149.95 ) 3 Star Fantastic Minneapolis city view in the heart of it all.
  • Minneapolis Minnesota MN hotels 20 September 2009 10:46 UTC hotel.uscity.net [Source type: General]

^ Getting there: Take Highway 169 to Hopkins and exit at Excelsior Blvd.  Go west to the third stoplight (8th Avenue) and turn south into the park and ride lot.
  • Inline Skating in Minneapolis-St. Paul 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.visi.com [Source type: General]

.The streets in all parts of the city are of exceptional width and heavily shaded in the residential districts.^ All content herein is the property of City Picks Group/Westover Media and can in no way be reprinted in part or whole without consent from the publisher.
  • Minneapolis Picks newsletter Minneapolis shopping chick picks 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.minneapolispicks.com [Source type: General]

There are handsome residential suburbs. .The court-house and city-hall, constructed of red Minnesota granite and completed in 1902 at a cost of about $3,500,000, is one of the finest municipal buildings in America.^ With more than 30,000 residents living Downtown, it has one of the largest downtown residential populations in America, and is thriving 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul and the 2008 Republican NationalConvention 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.gwu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Size: Primary Type: Sub-Type: Active 12 $10.00 - $20.00 200 - 12,600 SF 235,000 SF Office Office Building Park Avenue Apartments Minneapolis, Minnesota Park Avenue apartments is a well-constructed 60' s-built property with 11 updated units, six of which have been completely remodeled.
  • Minneapolis Commercial Real Estate for Sale and Lease - Minneapolis, Minnesota 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.loopnet.com [Source type: General]

^ "A former Minnesota transportation official says the total cost including demolition and new construction, could be $400 million."
  • SAINT PAUL NEWS ST PAUL MINNESOTA NEWS MINNESOTA CAPITAL ST PAUL MN NEWS ST PAUL MINN NEWS | HavenWorks.com/minnesota/saint-paul Minnesota's capital: St Paul, MN, St Paul-Minneapolis: Twin Cities News 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC havenworks.com [Source type: News]

.Other prominent buildings are the Masonic Temple, the Chamber of Commerce, the Lumber Exchange, the Bank of Commerce, the Auditorium; the buildings of the Metropolitan Life (formerly the Guaranty), the Security Bank, the Northwestern National Bank, the First National Bank, the Andrus, the New York Life, and the Young Men's Christian Association; Hotel Radisson and West Hotel.^ We are both anxious to declare our superiority to other metro areas (particularly New York and similar "sophisticated" places)and panting for recognition and attention from those places.
  • MinnPost - Cityscape: Check out this brand: 'Minneapolis Saint Paul -- More to life' 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.minnpost.com [Source type: General]

^ Tags: alcohol , bars , booze , cheapskates , drinking , fees , hotels , minneapolis , the new prohibition , republican national convention , republicans , st. Posted in Wonkette .
  • Wonkette 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC wonkette.com [Source type: General]

^ Local shops and restaurants are just three minutes away from the Radisson University Hotel Minneapolis, MN. Other attractions near our Minneapolis accommodations include the Northrop Auditorium, Weisman Art Museum, Williams Arena, the new TCF Bank Stadiums and Aquatic Center, the Target Center, the Minnesota State Fair and the Guthrie Theater.
  • Minneapolis Hotel: Radisson Hotel Minneapolis, MN: Minneapolis Hotels: Minneapolis 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.radisson.com [Source type: News]

Minneapolis is the see of a Protestant Episcopal bishopric. .On the east side of the river are the buildings of the university of Minnesota (q.v.^ Referred to as the Twin Cities, Minneapolis lies on either side of the Mississippi River and to the east of Minneapolis is St. Paul, Minnesota's capital.
  • AirTran Airways - Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.airtran.com [Source type: News]

^ Note: The bridge over the Minnesota River just east of Chaska was torn down last fall because it was unsafe.
  • Inline Skating in Minneapolis-St. Paul 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.visi.com [Source type: General]

^ The photo below is a close view of the Ford Motor Company sign on the east side of the river.
  • Lock & Dam #1, Minneapolis/Saint Paul, MN 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.johnweeks.com [Source type: General]

). .In Minneapolis are the Minneapolis College of Physicians and Surgeons (1883), the medical school of Hamline University; Augsburg Seminary (Norwegian Lutheran, 1869), the United Church Seminary (1890), the Minnesota College (Swedish, 1905), the Minneapolis Normal School for Kindergartners, the Froebellian Kindergarten Normal School, Graham Hall and Stanley Hall, the Minneapolis School of Music, Oratory and Dramatic Art, and the Northwestern Conservatory of Music.^ Location: United States > Minnesota > Minneapolis .
  • Minneapolis Classifieds, Minneapolis Free Classifieds, Minneapolis Online Classifieds | OLX.com 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC minneapolis.olx.com [Source type: News]

^ Male 36 years old Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota United States Last Login: 1/29/2010 .
  • MySpace - Commedia Beauregard - 36 - Male - Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota - myspace.com/commbeau 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Our Minneapolis hotel is located right on the University of Minnesota campus, making college visits easy and convenient.
  • Minneapolis Hotel: Radisson Hotel Minneapolis, MN: Minneapolis Hotels: Minneapolis 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.radisson.com [Source type: News]

.Between Minneapolis and St Paul are the main buildings of Hamline University (Methodist Episcopal, co-educational, 1854).^ Mississippi River that flows between Minneapolis and St. Paul.

^ Others had it falling between Minneapolis and St. Paul.
  • MinnPost - Cityscape: Check out this brand: 'Minneapolis Saint Paul -- More to life' 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.minnpost.com [Source type: General]

^ Paul International Airport is located between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul.
  • Minneapolis Saint Paul International Airport | MSP Airport - Search at SideStep 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.sidestep.com [Source type: General]
  • Minneapolis Saint Paul International Airport | MSP Airport - Search at KAYAK 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.kayak.com [Source type: General]

.The public library (more than 180,000 volumes in 1908) grew out of a private library, the Athenaeum (1860), was reorganized by Herbert Putnam (librarian from 1887 to 1891), and has several branches, the most notable of which is the Pillsbury Library (1904) on the east side; in its main building (Hennepin Avenue and roth Street) are the offices of the Minnesota Academy of Natural Sciences (1873), which, with the Society of Fine Arts, assisted in erecting the building in 1884. Among the hospitals and charitable institutions are the Minneapolis city hospital, the state hospital for crippled and deformed children, and Asbury Methodist, the Northwestern, the Deaconess', the Swedish, the St Mary's, the Maternity and the St Barnabas hospitals, Bethany Home, the Catholic orphan asylum, the Washburn orphans' home, the Pillsbury House (1906) where settlement work is carried on by the Plymouth Congregational Church, and several free dispensaries.^ More than 100 languages are spoken in Minneapolis public schools .
  • Metro MSP: Agricultural Processing Firms, Food Processing & Insurance Industries in Minneapolis, Minnesota 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.metromsp.org [Source type: News]

^ But more than that, it is how we grew up.
  • All posts in The struggle against foreclosure: Minneapolis Issues Forum: E-Democracy.Org Forums 15 September 2009 9:09 UTC forums.e-democracy.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Minneapolis real estate $180,000 HomeGain Homes for Sale .
  • Minneapolis Real Estate, Minneapolis Homes For Sale, Minneapolis REALTORS - HomeGain 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.homegain.com [Source type: News]

.The first newspaper in the city was the St Anthony Express, which began publication in 1851; it is no longer in existence.^ Upon her decommissioning, for the first time since 1934, there will be no commissioned ship in the US Navy named for any city in Minnesota.

^ No longer do you need to be a first time buyer.

^ On the other hand, Gotham City no longer exists, so I guess there is that.
  • Around the Campfire: Ralph the Mutant Archives 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC blog.lib.umn.edu [Source type: Original source]

In 1906 the city had, in addition to numerous weekly and monthly periodicals (English, NorwegianDanish, Swedish, German, French), four dailies, the Tribune (1867), the Journal (1878), and the News (1903), all in English, and the Tidende (Norwegian-Danish), established as a weekly in x851.
.The Mississippi river, which here has an average width of about 1200 ft., is crossed by 17 bridges (9 highway and 8 railway bridges).^ Interstate 35W bridge over the Mississippi River collapsed unexpectedly during rush hour , causing 13 fatalities and nearly 150 injuries.
  • Minneapolis (Minnesota, United States) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I came across this article in the daily news today...apparently the I-35W bridge over the Mississippi River collapsed during rush hour today while in the midst of being repaired.
  • I-35W Minneapolis-Saint Paul bridge collapses! (how much, homes, construction) - General U.S. - City-Data Forum 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Divers found another body in the Mississippi River on Sunday, 11 days after a highway bridge collapsed into the fast-flowing water .
  • Minneapolis: News & Videos about Minneapolis - CNN.com 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]
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.The Federal government undertook to deepen the channel by dredging and by making two dams and two locks between the Chicago, St Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha railway bridge in St Paul and the Washington Avenue bridge in Minneapolis - a distance of 11 .^ Mississippi River that flows between Minneapolis and St. Paul.

^ Directions: Between Washington Avenue and South 13th St., in the heart of downtown Minneapolis.
  • Nicollet Mall- Minneapolis, MN - VirtualTourist.com 20 September 2009 10:46 UTC www.virtualtourist.com [Source type: General]

^ Two terminals make up the Minneapolis-St.
  • Minneapolis Saint Paul International Airport | MSP Airport - Search at SideStep 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.sidestep.com [Source type: General]
  • Minneapolis Saint Paul International Airport | MSP Airport - Search at KAYAK 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.kayak.com [Source type: General]

4
m. - from 2 or 3 ft. to .6 ft., and to make the river regularly navigable as far as the Washington Avenue bridge, Minneapolis; the project, first adopted in 1894 and modified in 1907, was 70% completed in July 1908, and up to that time $1,061,397 had been spent on the work.^ This allowed for a wide, clear span across the river, making river navigation easier.
  • Alt Text | Minneapolis/Saint Paul Archives 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.alttext.com [Source type: General]

^ EarthCam and TGI Friday's bring you an HD, panoramic view of Times Square looking up, down, and across 7th Avenue and Broadw...
  • Live Network of Webcams and Streaming Video Cameras - EarthCam 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.earthcam.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ FIRST-TIME VISITORS TO MINNEAPOLIS USUALLY LOOK FOR MARY RICHARDS. They want to know where she lives, where she works.

.The enormous water-power of the Falls of St Anthony, yielding about 40,000 h.p., has been the principal factor in making Minneapolis a great manufacturing centre.^ The bridge is similar to the bridge over St. Anthony Falls on the .

^ Its name was derived from the Sioux word minne , meaning “water,” and the Greek polis , for “city.” St. Anthony was chartered as a city in 1860 and Minneapolis in 1867; the two cities merged as Minneapolis in 1872.
  • Minneapolis (Minnesota, United States) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Abu Nader – St. Anthony Park – Falafel The Holy Land – North Minneapolis – Great Hummus Swede Hollow – Saint Paul – great coffee and morning goodies Nina’s – Saint Paul – great coffee, located above Garrison Keillor’s bookstore .
  • Geek Weekend: Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.crunchgear.com [Source type: General]

The rapid erosion of the soft limestone bed at one time threatened the destruction of the power, but this has been prevented by an enormous apron and an artificial concrete floor (completed in 1879). Additional waterpower (25,000 h.p.) is derived from .Taylor's Falls on the St Croix river.^ The theater’s Endless Bridge, a cantilevered lobby, offers views of the Mississippi River, St. Anthony Falls and several historic landmarks.

^ This setting is adjacent to St. Anthony Falls, the only major cataract on the Mississippi River.
  • Minnesota’s Minneapolis-Saint Paul for “Quality of Life” : Foster Travel Publishing, Award Winning Travel Writing, Travel Photography, and Travel Guides 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.fostertravel.com [Source type: General]

^ Pluses: Nice view of St. Anthony Falls and the river below.
  • Inline Skating in Minneapolis-St. Paul 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.visi.com [Source type: General]

.The proximity of the rich wheatfields of the northwest, and the extensive timber forests, have made Minneapolis the greatest lumber and flour centre in the world.^ Minneapolis was once the world's flour milling capital.
  • Minneapolis Real Estate, Minneapolis Homes For Sale, Minneapolis REALTORS - HomeGain 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.homegain.com [Source type: News]

^ Minneapolis became the world’s leading producer of flour.
  • Minnesota’s Minneapolis-Saint Paul for “Quality of Life” : Foster Travel Publishing, Award Winning Travel Writing, Travel Photography, and Travel Guides 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.fostertravel.com [Source type: General]

.The importance of the flour manufacturing industry was originally due to the excellent water-power available, and dates from the introduction of improved roller-mill methods in the early 'seventies, although there were successful mills in operation twenty years earlier.^ This is a historic area, because the flour mills (the big growth industry in Minneapolis in the 1800's) got their power from the falls.
  • Inline Skating in Minneapolis-St. Paul 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.visi.com [Source type: General]

^ The falls were an important factor in the city’s early economic growth as a lumber and flour-milling centre.
  • Minneapolis (Minnesota, United States) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You rise eight floors to the top of the mill and learn how the water power from St. Anthony Falls propelled all the intricate milling machinery.
  • Minnesota’s Minneapolis-Saint Paul for “Quality of Life” : Foster Travel Publishing, Award Winning Travel Writing, Travel Photography, and Travel Guides 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.fostertravel.com [Source type: General]

.The enormous flour-mills of Minneapolis (22 in 1907) are perhaps the most interesting sights of the city.^ Back on shore, be sure to allow time for the highly entertaining movie “Minneapolis in 19 Minutes Flat” at the Mill City Museum.
  • Minnesota’s Minneapolis-Saint Paul for “Quality of Life” : Foster Travel Publishing, Award Winning Travel Writing, Travel Photography, and Travel Guides 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.fostertravel.com [Source type: General]

^ Minneapolis, the state’s most populous city, spreads out on a relatively level plain.
  • Minneapolis (Minnesota, United States) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Minneapolis: Market Fresh Minneapolis Chef Brenda Langton takes you on a tour of Mill City Farmers Market, highlighting local and small family farmers.
  • Meet Minneapolis | Facebook 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.facebook.com [Source type: General]

.Their aggregate daily capacity is over 80,000 barrels, the largest of them having a capacity of 15,000 to 16,500 daily.^ I, for one, believe the $400,000 daily cost of not having the bridge is a bit of a farce.
  • Alt Text | Minneapolis/Saint Paul Archives 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.alttext.com [Source type: General]

^ Bomash, who is 80 and lives in Denver, made a $30,000, 15-year ...
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.In 1905 the value of the city's flour and grist mill products was $6 2 ,754,446, 5 1 6% of the total value of the city's factory product, and 8.8% of the value of the flour and grist mill products of the entire United States.^ ARTICLE from the Encyclopædia Britannica Minnesota, United States city, seat of Hennepin county, southeastern Minnesota , U.S. It lies at the head of navigation on the Mississippi River near the river’s confluence with the Minnesota River .
  • Minneapolis (Minnesota, United States) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The falls were an important factor in the city’s early economic growth as a lumber and flour-milling centre.
  • Minneapolis (Minnesota, United States) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Minneapolis, Minnesota is a wonderful city to visit in the United States.
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota Travel Information | Travels.com 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.travels.com [Source type: General]

.Food preparations were valued in 1905 at $1,361,492. Minneapolis is also the greatest primary wheat market in the world, its 40 or more elevators (of which those of the Washburn-Crosby Company, erected in 1907, are the largest) having a net capacity of about 35,000,000 bushels, and handling more than 90,000,000 bushels in 1908. Its commerce in other grains is also extensive; in the amount of barley received and shipped Minneapolis surpasses any other city in the United States, and in receipts and shipments of rye is second only to Chicago.^ In the second half of the 20th century, the city remained one of the nation’s primary wheat markets; the Minneapolis Grain Exchange was still one of the largest cash exchange markets in the world.
  • Minneapolis (Minnesota, United States) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ World > United-States > MN > Minneapolis limo services .
  • Minneapolis Limo Services 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.limos.com [Source type: General]

^ The Minneapolis Grain Exchange has operated for more than 125 years.
  • Metro MSP: Agricultural Processing Firms, Food Processing & Insurance Industries in Minneapolis, Minnesota 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.metromsp.org [Source type: News]

.The Mississippi river above Minneapolis is made to serve, by means of a series of extensive log-booms, as the principal source of supply to the great saw-mills, of which there are here some of the largest in the world, with a combined capacity of 3,500,000 ft.^ Minneapolis is positioned in the southeast portion of the state and sits along the Mississippi River.
  • Minneapolis Real Estate, Minneapolis Homes For Sale, Minneapolis REALTORS - HomeGain 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.homegain.com [Source type: News]

^ Referred to as the Twin Cities, Minneapolis lies on either side of the Mississippi River and to the east of Minneapolis is St. Paul, Minnesota's capital.
  • AirTran Airways - Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.airtran.com [Source type: News]

^ In the second half of the 20th century, the city remained one of the nation’s primary wheat markets; the Minneapolis Grain Exchange was still one of the largest cash exchange markets in the world.
  • Minneapolis (Minnesota, United States) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

a day, and with an average annual cut of 575, 000, 0 00 ft. The total value of the lumber products in 1905 was $9,960,842 (lumber and timber, $5,816,726; planingmill products, including sash, doors and blinds, $4,144,116). Other important manufactures with the product-value of each in 1905 were malt liquors ($1,185,525), foundry and machine shop products ($2,820,697), structural iron-work ($1,991,771), steam railway car construction and repairing ($2,027,248), patent medicines ($1,715,889), furniture ($1,238,324), cooperage ($1,415,360), and hosiery and knit goods ($957455) The total value of the factory product was $94,407,774 in 1900, and $121,593,120 in 1905, an increase of 28.8%; in 1905 the value of the factory product was 39.5% of that of the entire state.
.Minneapolis is governed under a charter adopted in 1872 (when St Anthony and Minneapolis were consolidated) and frequently amended.^ Village at St. Anthony Falls 600,000's-1M 100 2nd Street NE Minneapolis, MN 55413 View Details .
  • Minneapolis Condo Guide - Search Minneapolis Condos, Lofts & Real Estate 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.minneapoliscondoguide.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Falls of St. Anthony Minneapolis Central Library Loft Literary Center Stone Arch Bridge Universities & Colleges .
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota MN - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]
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.It provides for the election of a mayor, treasurer and comptroller for two-years terms; for elected boards of control for library, parks and education, and for a unicameral city council, half of which is chosen every two years for a term of four years.^ We are the only service that sends TWO DJ's to every event - that's 20 years...
  • DJ's in Minneapolis, Disc Jockeys - Minneapolis Minnesota (MN) 20 September 2009 10:46 UTC www.wedj.com [Source type: General]

^ The Twin Cities tech scene is emerging, but it is continuing to get better and bigger every year.
  • Geek Weekend: Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.crunchgear.com [Source type: General]

^ Also located at the Rice Park plaza is an elegant stone Victorian, called the Landmark Center, architecturally one of the treasures of the Twin Cities.
  • Minnesota’s Minneapolis-Saint Paul for “Quality of Life” : Foster Travel Publishing, Award Winning Travel Writing, Travel Photography, and Travel Guides 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.fostertravel.com [Source type: General]

.The mayor, whose veto may be nullified by an adverse vote of two-thirds of the council, has very limited appointing powers, the head of the police department being the most important of his appointees.^ Fortune: THE BEST CITIES FOR BUSINESS Finding skilled, reliable employees may be companies' most important challenge in the Nineties.
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^ Furthermore, he was known and supported by both the Republican Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety and the Democrat-appointed Minneapolis Chief of Police.
  • Minnesota HEALS (Hope, Education, and Law and Safety) -- Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN 20 September 2009 10:46 UTC ojjdp.ncjrs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The city council elects the :.ity clerk, city attorney, city engineer, chief of the fire department and most of the minor officers.^ Local government agencies include the chiefs of police and mayors' offices of Minneapolis and St. Paul; the Minneapolis City Council; the sheriff's offices, attorney's offices, and commissioners from Hennepin and Ramsey Counties; Metro Transit Police; Minneapolis Department of Health and Family Support; and the public schools.
  • Minnesota HEALS (Hope, Education, and Law and Safety) -- Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN 20 September 2009 10:46 UTC ojjdp.ncjrs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ R.T. Rybak sworn in, Barb Johnson re-elected city council president .
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.Under a provision of the charter adopted in 1887 saloons are not permitted outside the " patrol limits of the business district "; so that there are no saloons in the residential districts of the city.^ There's a strip mall just outside the city limits of Minneapolis that seems to capture in a nutshell what the city's economic situation has been like of late -- bad, but compared to other cities, it's definitely not horrible.
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^ There is no other city in America where a culture of high technology has a more pervasive presence,” wrote Popular Science , which named Minneapolis the “Top City for Technology” in 2005.
  • Metro MSP: Agricultural Processing Firms, Food Processing & Insurance Industries in Minneapolis, Minnesota 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.metromsp.org [Source type: News]

^ Minuses: There's no scenery on this trail at all -- it parallels the Twin Cities and Western Railroad and goes through industrial areas.
  • Inline Skating in Minneapolis-St. Paul 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.visi.com [Source type: General]

.The municipality owns the waterworks system, the water supply being obtained from the Mississippi river.^ I came across this article in the daily news today...apparently the I-35W bridge over the Mississippi River collapsed during rush hour today while in the midst of being repaired.
  • I-35W Minneapolis-Saint Paul bridge collapses! (how much, homes, construction) - General U.S. - City-Data Forum 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Divers found another body in the Mississippi River on Sunday, 11 days after a highway bridge collapsed into the fast-flowing water .
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^ Mississippi Gorge Trail (Distance: 2.6 mi) Hike along this pleasant urban trail that follows the bluffs along part of the definitive river system in North America.
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota Travel Information | Travels.com 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.travels.com [Source type: General]

History

.The first recorded visit of a European to the site of Minneapolis was that of Father Louis Hennepin, the French Jesuit missionary, who discovered and named the Falls of St Anthony in 1680; but it is almost certain that he was preceded by some of the adventurous coureurs des bois, few of whom left records of their extensive wanderings, and Radisson and Groseilliers seem to have visited this region two decades before Hennepin.^ The bridge is similar to the bridge over St. Anthony Falls on the .

^ Opus scraps plans to develop Golden Valley site Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal - by Sam Black of Bizjournals .
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^ I'm a young professional who has lived in Paris, France and who has spent significant time in New York City, Chicago, Portland, and Seattle to name just a few of Minneapolis St. Paul's competitors for young talent that I'm very familiar with.
  • MinnPost - Cityscape: Check out this brand: 'Minneapolis Saint Paul -- More to life' 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.minnpost.com [Source type: General]

.The land on which the city lies, being divided by the Mississippi river,was for many years under different sovereignties, the east side becoming United States territory at the close of the War of Independence, while the west side, after being under Spanish and French rule, did not become a part of the United States until the purchase of Louisiana in 1803. In 1766 the site was visited by the American traveller, Jonathan Carver, and in 1805 by Lieut.^ Minneapolis, Minnesota is a wonderful city to visit in the United States.
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota Travel Information | Travels.com 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.travels.com [Source type: General]

^ Facts & Fundamentals From "Best Place to Live," Greenest," "Most Educated," "Best Place to Cycle," and even "Place with the Most Courteous Drivers," accolades have been piled on this charming city that sits to one side of the mighty Mississippi River, yet rides under many travelers' radar.
  • Minneapolis Hotels - Minneapolis Hotel Deals, Vacation Packages 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.countryinns.com [Source type: General]

^ I came across this article in the daily news today...apparently the I-35W bridge over the Mississippi River collapsed during rush hour today while in the midst of being repaired.
  • I-35W Minneapolis-Saint Paul bridge collapses! (how much, homes, construction) - General U.S. - City-Data Forum 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Zebulon M. Pike; the military reserve which Pike bought from the Indians included a greater portion of the west side of the present city.^ The Merger of Best Practices East-West-Business-Military© Full Spectrum Global Executive Management Training Program Presentation.
  • Minneapolis-Saint Paul MN Essentials of Exceptional Executive Management in Turbulent Times. 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.trioct.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Merger of Best Practices East-West-Business-Military© Full Spectrum Premium Executive Education Program Presentation.
  • Minneapolis-Saint Paul MN Essentials of Exceptional Executive Performance in Turbulent Times. 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC unifiedexecutiveeducation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Merger of Best Practices East-West-Business-Military© Full Spectrum Premium Executive Leadership Training Program Presentation.
  • Minneapolis-Saint Paul MN Essentials of Exceptional Executive Leadership in Turbulent Times. 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.emersonexecutive.com [Source type: Reference]

.After the erection of Fort St Anthony (1819; later called Fort Snelling), a water-power saw-mill was erected (1822) to saw lumber for the fort on the east bank of the river at the Falls of St Anthony.^ Pluses: Nice view of St. Anthony Falls and the river below.
  • Inline Skating in Minneapolis-St. Paul 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.visi.com [Source type: General]

^ The bridge is similar to the bridge over St. Anthony Falls on the .

^ Note: The bridge over the Minnesota River just east of Chaska was torn down last fall because it was unsafe.
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.Later flour was also ground in this mill, which thus became the forerunner of the greatest of the city's industries.^ This is a historic area, because the flour mills (the big growth industry in Minneapolis in the 1800's) got their power from the falls.
  • Inline Skating in Minneapolis-St. Paul 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.visi.com [Source type: General]

^ The falls were an important factor in the city’s early economic growth as a lumber and flour-milling centre.
  • Minneapolis (Minnesota, United States) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 6 January 2010 10:31 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As wheat growing in the northwest increased, flour milling superseded lumbering as the leading industry (the last lumber mill closed in 1919).
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Gradually as the Indian land titles became extinguished the east bank was settled. .The first settlement on the west bank was made by Colonel John H. Stevens in 1850, but the land was not opened to settlers until 1855 The village of St Anthony, on the east side of the river, was incorporated in 1855; Minneapolis, on the west bank, was incorporated in 1856. St Anthony became a city in 1860, and Minneapolis, which then had only 2 564 inhabitants, soon outstripped its neighbour after the Civil War, and received a city charter in 1867. In 1870 Minneapolis alone had 13,066 inhabitants (18,079 with St Anthony), and in 1872 the two cities were united under the name of Minneapolis.^ Pluses: Good views of the rivers (and planes landing at Minneapolis-St.
  • Inline Skating in Minneapolis-St. Paul 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.visi.com [Source type: General]

^ I'm a young professional who has lived in Paris, France and who has spent significant time in New York City, Chicago, Portland, and Seattle to name just a few of Minneapolis St. Paul's competitors for young talent that I'm very familiar with.
  • MinnPost - Cityscape: Check out this brand: 'Minneapolis Saint Paul -- More to life' 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.minnpost.com [Source type: General]

^ Background Info: The Twin Cities denotes the capital city of St. Paul, MN and the larger, more cosmopolitan city of Minneapolis, MN. Together the two cities are home to roughly 2.5 million people.
  • Geek Weekend: Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.crunchgear.com [Source type: General]

.The Republican National Convention met in Minneapolis in 189 2 and renominated President Benjamin Harrison.^ Minneapolis to coincide with the Republican National Convention.
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^ They were gearing up for the Republican National Convention, so it was sort of chaotic in the lobby.
  • Hilton Minneapolis Saint Paul Airport Mall of America [Bloomington, MN]- Hotel Reviews - MyTravelGuide.com 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.mytravelguide.com [Source type: General]

^ Campaign 2008: The Republican National Convention .
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AuTHoxrTIEs

.Isaac Atwater, History of the City of Minneapolis (2 vols., New York, 1893); G. E. Warner and C. M. Foote, History of Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis (Minneapolis, 1881); Hudson's Dictionary of Minneapolis and Vicinity (Minneapolis, annually); A. Morrison, The Industries of Minneapolis (Minneapolis, 1885); S. P. Snyder and H. K. Macfarlane, Historical Sketch of St Anthony and Minneapolis (Philadelphia, 1856); and C. B. Elliott's " Minneapolis-St Paul " in L. P. Powell's Historic Towns of the Western States (New York, 1901).^ SideStep.com – SideStep.com Attractions near Hilton Minneapolis Saint Paul Airport Mall of America ( + Add nearby cities ) .
  • Attractions Near Hilton Minneapolis Saint Paul Airport Mall of America, Bloomington | MyTravelGuide.com 3 February 2010 17:28 UTC www.mytravelguide.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Minneapolis Bloomington Eden Prairie Eagan St. Paul Rochester Duluth St. Louis Park Mendota Heights Roseville More Bloomington Hotels .
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^ He quit formal studies in early 1961 , eventually drifting to New York City to perform and to visit his ailing idol Woody Guthrie .
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.From Dakota mini (water) + Ancient Greek πόλις (polis), city).^ Minneapolis, an Indian-Greek name translating to "City of Waters" is a welcoming oasis on the Kansas plains.
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^ The name Minneapolis is a combination of the Dakota Sioux word “minna,” for water, and the Greek word “polis,” for city.
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Proper noun

Singular
Minneapolis
Plural
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Minneapolis
  1. The largest city in the state of Minnesota
  2. Also referred to as the Twin Cities in combination with Saint Paul.

Translations

  • Greek: Μιννεάπολη f.
  • Japanese: ミネアポリス (mineaporisu)
  • Ojibwe: Mishiimini'odenang

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