Area Information

Minneapolis is located on the Mississippi River where it joins the

with the Minnesota River. With adjoining St.Paul, it forms the Twin

Cities, the largest conurbation in the state and in the U.S

north-central region. Minneapolis's economic growth in the 1800’s

can be contributed to lumber and flour-milling. By 1870

Minneapolis was the country’s top producer of flour and the lumber

business reached its height in the late 19th century. Today,

Minneapolis is a commercial, transportation, distribution,

health care, financial, and industrial center. It is also home to

several universities, cultural venues, and sports teams.                 Photo by Krivit Photography, Courtesy of Meet Minneapolis

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Attractions

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