U. S. Census Bureau Areas
|Minneapolis-St. Paul-St. Cloud CSA, MN-WI|
|Minnesota counties||Anoka · Carver · Chisago · Dakota · Goodhue · Hennepin · Isanti · McLeod · Ramsey · Rice · Scott · Sherburne · Stearns · Washington · Wright|
|Wisconsin counties||Pierce · St. Croix|
|Minneapolis-St. Table of United States Combined Statistical AreasThe United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB defines micropolitan and metropolitan statistical areas. Anoka County is a County located in the US state of Minnesota Carver County is a County located in the US state of Minnesota Chisago County is a County located in the US state of Minnesota Dakota County is the third most populous county in the US state of Minnesota. Goodhue County is a County located in the US state of Minnesota Hennepin County is the most populous County in the US state of Minnesota. Isanti County is a County located in the US state of Minnesota McLeod County is a County located in the US state of Minnesota Ramsey County is a County located in the US state of Minnesota, founded in 1849 As of 2000 the population was 511035 Rice County is a County located in the US state of Minnesota Scott County is a County located in the US state of Minnesota Sherburne County is a County located in the US state of Minnesota Stearns County is a County located in the US state of Minnesota Washington County is a County established in 1849 in the US state of Wright County is a County located in the US state of Minnesota Pierce County is a County located in the US state of Wisconsin. St Croix County is a county in the US state of Wisconsin. As of 2000 the population Paul-Bloomington MSA, MN-WI|
|Other cities||Saint Paul · Bloomington · Brooklyn Park · Plymouth · Eagan · Burnsville|
|Density||489. Table of United States Metropolitan Statistical Areas|Table of United States Core Based Statistical AreasIn the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB has produced Saint Paul ( abbreviated St Paul) is the capital and second most populous city in the U Bloomington is the fifth largest city in the US state of Minnesota in Hennepin County, and the third core city of the Minneapolis-St Brooklyn Park is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. Plymouth is the seventh largest city in the US state of Minnesota. Eagan is a city in Dakota County, Minnesota, and a suburb of the Twin Cities metropolitan area located approximately Burnsville (ˈbɜrnzvɨl is a City 15 miles (25 km south of downtown Minneapolis in Dakota County in the U 7/sq mi.  (189. 06/km²)|
|Area||6,364. 12 total sq mi. (16483. 07 km²)|
|Minnesota counties||Anoka · Carver · Chisago · Dakota · Hennepin · Isanti · Ramsey · Scott · Sherburne · Washington · Wright|
|Wisconsin counties||Pierce · St. Croix|
|Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Urbanized Area|
|Area codes||612 · 651 · 763 · 952|
|Minnesota counties||Anoka · Carver · Dakota · Hennepin · Ramsey · Scott · Washington|
Minneapolis-Saint Paul is the most populous urban area in the state of Minnesota, United States, and is composed of 188 cities and townships. Urban areas in the United States are defined by the US Census Bureau as contiguous Census block groups with a Population density of at least with any Urban areas in the United States are defined by the US Census Bureau as contiguous Census block groups with a Population density of at least with any Minnesota ( Native Americans demonstrated the name to early settlers The United States of America —commonly referred to as the  Built around the Mississippi, Minnesota and St. Croix rivers, the area is also nicknamed the Twin Cities for its two largest cities, Minneapolis and Saint Paul, the state capital. The Mississippi River is the second longest River in the United States, with a length of from its source in Lake Itasca in Minnesota to The Minnesota River is a Tributary of the Mississippi River, approximately 332 miles (534 km long in the U The St Croix River is a Tributary of the Mississippi River, approximately 164 miles (264 km long in the U Saint Paul ( abbreviated St Paul) is the capital and second most populous city in the U The area is part of a larger U. S. Census division named Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI, the country's 16th-largest metropolitan area composed of eleven counties in Minnesota and two counties in Wisconsin. A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large Metropolis and its adjacent zone of influence or of more than one closely adjoining neighboring central Minnesota ( Native Americans demonstrated the name to early settlers Wisconsin ( or wɪˈskɑnsɨn (French Ouisconsin) is one of the fifty United States of America, located in the north central part of the United States  This larger area in turn is enveloped in the U. S. Census combined statistical area called Minneapolis-St. Table of United States Combined Statistical AreasThe United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB defines micropolitan and metropolitan statistical areas. Paul-St. Cloud, MN-WI with an estimated population of 3. 5 million people in 2006, ranked the 13th most populous in the U. S. 
To remind everyone there were actually two cities, people started using the phrase Dual Cities around 1872, which evolved into Twin Cities.  Despite the "Twin" moniker, the two cities are quite distinct from each other. Minneapolis, with its broad boulevards, easily navigable grid layout, and modern downtown architecture, has been referred to as the "first" (i. e. furthest east) city of the American West; Saint Paul, which sports narrower streets laid out much more irregularly, clannish neighborhoods, and a vast collection of well preserved late-Victorian architecture, is considered to be the "last" (i. The term Victorian architecture can refer to one of a number of Architectural styles predominantly employed during the Victorian era. e. farthest west) of the Eastern cities.  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. Terminology and usage As a cultural term "Scandinavia" has no official definition and is subject to usage by those who identify with the culture in question as well Lutheranism is a major branch of Western Christianity that identifies with the teachings of the sixteenth-century German reformer Martin Luther Paul was touched by its early Irish and German Catholic roots. Irish Americans (Gael-Mheiriceánach are citizens of the United States who can claim ancestry originating in Ireland. German Americans ( German: Deutschamerikaner) are citizens of the United States of Ethnic German ancestry Catholic is an Adjective derived from the Greek adjective '' / 'katholikos' meaning "whole" or "complete". 
Often, the area is referred to as simply "The Cities," both within Minnesota, but generally outside the metropolitan region, and even in the bordering states of Iowa, Wisconsin, and the Dakotas. Areas of Minnesota outside of the Twin Cities are collectively referred to as "outstate" by people from the Twin Cities metro area. Today, the two cities directly border each other and their downtown districts are about 10 miles (16 km) apart. Downtown is a term primarily used in North America to refer to a city's core usually in a geographical commercial and community sense The Twin Cities are generally said to be in "east central" Minnesota. The Cities draw commuters from as far away as Rochester, St. Cloud, Mankato and Eau Claire. Commuting is the process of Travelling between one's place of residence and regular place of work Rochester is a City in the US state of Minnesota and is the County seat of Olmsted County. St Cloud (ˌseɪntˈklaʊd is a city in the US state of Minnesota and the largest population center in the state's central region Eau Claire is a city located in the west-central part of the U
The U.S. Census Bureau defines the Minneapolis-St. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census Paul-Bloomington Metropolitan Statistical Area as a region of eleven counties in Minnesota and two in neighboring Wisconsin, an area which had a population of nearly three million people (2,968,805) in 2000. A county is a Land area of Regional Government within a larger State. Wisconsin ( or wɪˈskɑnsɨn (French Ouisconsin) is one of the fifty United States of America, located in the north central part of the United States The area is growing rapidly; its population is projected to increase to four million in 20 years, and the Minnesota counties in this area were estimated to have a population of 3,090,377 as of April 1, 2005.  When speaking of the Twin Cities however many locals are referring to an older seven-county area entirely within Minnesota, which is under the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Council. For information about the legislative body of Nashville, see Metropolitan Council (Davidson County. It is common for outstate Minnesotans to refer to the area as The Cities. The majority of state residents live in the Twin Cities region, although fewer than one in four people in the metro lives in the two core cities. The area is one of several distinct regions of Minnesota. Minnesota is the northernmost state outside of Alaska its isolated Northwest Angle in Lake of the Woods is the only part of the 48 contiguous states lying north of
Bloomington, Minnesota, home of the Mall of America, is the third-largest city in the metro area and is in close contention for third place in the state, coming in at just about the same size as Duluth and Rochester in the 2000 census. Mall of America (also MOA, MoA or the Megamall) is a super-regional shopping mall located in the Twin Cities suburb of Bloomington Bloomington is the fifth largest city in the US state of Minnesota in Hennepin County, and the third core city of the Minneapolis-St Bloomington is the fifth largest city in the US state of Minnesota in Hennepin County, and the third core city of the Minneapolis-St Mall of America (also MOA, MoA or the Megamall) is a super-regional shopping mall located in the Twin Cities suburb of Bloomington Duluth is a Port City in the US state of Minnesota and the County seat of St Rochester is a City in the US state of Minnesota and is the County seat of Olmsted County. (While most locals do not consider Bloomington to be a major city but a very large suburb, since the 2000 census it has been included as a named city in what is now termed the Minneapolis-St. Bloomington is the fifth largest city in the US state of Minnesota in Hennepin County, and the third core city of the Minneapolis-St South San Jose (cropjpg||thumb|A suburban development in San Jose California. Paul-Bloomington MSA. )
There are multiple "rings" of suburbs extending outward from the core area, and having two central cities can make it difficult for visitors or new residents to learn the arrangement of cities and towns. There are 188 municipalities in the seven-county region alone, and there are 334 in the eleven-county region.
Minneapolis and St. Paul have competed for attention ever since they were founded, sometimes resulting in a fair amount of duplication of effort. The two cities have sometimes tried to outdo one another by building bigger or more extravagantly. Both cities have campuses of the University of Minnesota, for instance (although the Minneapolis campus is much bigger today), and after St. The University of Minnesota Twin Cities ( U of M or The U) is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. Paul completed its elaborate Cathedral in 1915, Minneapolis quickly followed up with the equally ostentatious Basilica of St. Mary in 1926. The Cathedral of Saint Paul is a Roman Catholic Cathedral in the City of St Paul, Minnesota. The Basilica of Saint Mary may refer to one of the several Basilica churches named for the Mary. In the late 19th and early 20th-centuries the rivalries became so intense that an architect practicing in one city was often refused business in the other. The rivalry could occasionally erupt into inter-city violence, as happened at a 1923 game between the Minneapolis Millers and the St. Paul Saints, both of the American Association. The Minneapolis Millers were an American professional Minor league baseball team that played in Minneapolis Minnesota until 1960 The St Paul Saints are a professional baseball team based in Saint Paul Minnesota, in the United States. This article refers to the former minor league that existed from 1902 to 1962 and 1969 to 1997
In the 1950s, both cities competed for a major league baseball franchise (which resulted in two rival stadiums being built), and there was a brief period in the mid-1960s where the two cities could not agree on a common calendar for daylight saving time, resulting in a period of a few weeks where people in Minneapolis were one hour "ahead" of anyone living or traveling in St. The Minnesota Twins are a professional baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome, often simply called The Metrodome, is a domed sports Stadium in downtown Minneapolis Minnesota. Daylight saving time ( DST Paul.
The cities' mutual antagonism was largely healed by the end of the 1960s, aided by the simultaneous arrival in 1961 of the Minnesota Twins of the American League and the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League, both of which identified themselves with the state as a whole (the former explicitly named for both Twin Cities) and not with either of the major cities (unlike the earlier Minneapolis Lakers). The Minnesota Twins are a professional baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The American League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the American League ( AL) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in The Minnesota Vikings are a professional American football team based out of Minneapolis Minnesota. The National Football League ( NFL) is the largest professional American football league. The Los Angeles Lakers franchise has a long and storied history predating the formation of the National Basketball Association (NBA Since 1961, it has been common practice for any major sports team based in the Twin Cities to be named for Minnesota as a whole, with the Twins and Vikings followed by the Minnesota North Stars (1967–93), Minnesota Muskies (1967–68), Minnesota Moose (1994–1996), Minnesota Pipers (1968–69), Minnesota Fighting Saints (1972–77), Minnesota Kicks (1976–81), Minnesota Strikers (1984–88), Minnesota Timberwolves (1989–present), Minnesota Thunder (1990–present), Minnesota Lynx (1999–present), Minnesota Wild (2000–present) and Minnesota Swarm (2005–present). The Minnesota North Stars were a professional Ice hockey team in the National Hockey League (NHL for 26 seasons from 1967 to 1993. The Minnesota Muskies were a charter member of the American Basketball Association, born with the league's creation on February 2, 1967. History The market was previously served by Minnesota North Stars of the NHL (1967–1993 The franchise became known as Minnesota Pipers were a member of the American Basketball Association for one season 1968-1969 The Minnesota Fighting Saints was the name of two professional Ice hockey teams based in Saint Paul Minnesota that played in the World Hockey Association Minnesota Kicks were a professional Soccer team that played at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington Minnesota from 1976 to 1981 The Minnesota Strikers was an American professional soccer team located in the Minneapolis / St The Minnesota Timberwolves are a professional Basketball team based in Minneapolis Minnesota, United States. Minnesota Thunder is an American professional Soccer team founded in 1990 The Minnesota Lynx are a Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA team based in Minneapolis Minnesota and play their home games at the Target Center The Minnesota Wild are a professional Ice hockey team based in Saint Paul Minnesota. Minnesota Swarm are a Box lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League.
The Twin Cities area is considered the capital for the arts in the Upper Midwest, the lead region among others such as the Twin Ports (Duluth, Minnesota-Superior, Wisconsin), Madison, Wisconsin and Milwaukee, Wisconsin (though it is fair to say that Madison and Milwaukee are more easily grouped and identified with the Chicago-dominated region). The Culture of Minnesota is a Subculture of the United States. Medicine Lake is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. The Upper Midwest is a region of the United States with no universally agreed-upon boundary but it almost always lies within the US Census Bureau 's definition The Twin Ports of Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin are located at the western part of Lake Superior (the westernmost of Duluth is a Port City in the US state of Minnesota and the County seat of St The city of Superior sits at the junction of US Highway 2 and U Madison is the capital of the US state of Wisconsin and the County seat of Dane County. There is a very high per-capita attendance of theatrical, musical, and comedy events across the area, which some believe may be boosted by the cold winters but can be more realistically attributed to the large number of colleges, universities, and a generally strong economy, providing strong supply and demand for arts. Theatre (or theater, see spelling differences) is the branch of the Performing arts defined by Bernard Beckerman as what "occurs when one Comedy (from the Greek κωμωδίαkomodia has a popular meaning (any discourse generally intended to amuse especially in Television, Film, and In 2000, 2. 3 million theater tickets were sold in the region. There are more theatre seats per capita than in any other American city, besides New York City. The City of New York 
Minnesotan musicians from all genres have gained notoriety over the years, with the singing Andrews Sisters gaining worldwide prominence during World War II, followed most notably by Hibbing, MN native Bob Dylan (who launched his career playing free shows on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota Minneapolis campus), to the rise of punk rockers Hüsker Dü, Soul Asylum, the Replacements, and the rhythm and blues stylings of Morris Day and the Time and Prince in the 1980s. The Andrews Sisters were a Close harmony singing group consisting of sisters LaVerne Sophie Andrews ( Contralto; July 6, 1911 &ndash May World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Bob Dylan (born Robert Zimmerman, May 24 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota) is an American singer-songwriter author poet and painter who has been a major For other uses see Husker Du. Hüsker Dü was an American Alternative rock band formed in Minneapolis-St Soul Asylum is an American Alternative rock band that formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1983. The Replacements were an American Alternative rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1979 The Time is a Funk and Dance-pop ensemble formed in 1981 They are close Prince Associates and arguably the most successful Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American musician R&B mega-producing team Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis have origins in the Twin Cities, and jazz musician Lester Young lived there for a time in his youth. James Samuel "Jimmy Jam" Harris III (born on June 6, 1959, in Minneapolis Minnesota) and Terry Steven Lewis (born Lester Willis Young ( August 27, 1909 &ndash March 15, 1959) nickname 'Prez' was an American Jazz tenor Saxophonist
These later sources brought the Minneapolis music scene to national attention; the period from about 1977 to 1987 was a period of incredible dynamism in the Minneapolis music scene, with offshoots in the punk scene including Soul Asylum, Babes in Toyland, the Clams and many other seminal favorites, while Prince's immense power in the industry (which peaked during this period) created a Rhythm and Blues mini-empire at his Paisley Park Studios, based in suburban Chanhassen. Soul Asylum is an American Alternative rock band that formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1983. Babes in Toyland was a grunge band formed in Minneapolis Minnesota in 1987 Clam is a word which can be used for all some or only a few Species of Bivalve Mollusks the word is a Common name which has Paisley Park Records was Prince 's Record label, associated with and funded in part by Warner Bros
While contemporary local artists continue to enjoy critical acclaim — examples include hip-hop duo Atmosphere and frontman Slug's label Rhymesayers Entertainment; South Minneapolis born hip hop artist Young Son and his hip hop/rap and soul based indie label Influential Melodiez, alternative metal band American Head Charge; and commercially successful pop-rockers Semisonic — things have slowed considerably, but the Twin Cities are still the region's musical hotbed. A Prairie Home Companion is a live Radio Variety show created and hosted by Garrison Keillor. Hip hop music, also referred to as rap music, is a Music genre typically consisting of a rhythmic vocal style called rap which is accompanied with Atmosphere is an American hip hop duo from Minneapolis Minnesota. Sean Daley, (born on September 7, 1972) better known by his stage name Slug, is a rapper from Minneapolis Minnesota. Rhymesayers Entertainment is an independent hip hop Record label based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, co-founded in 1995 American Head Charge (often referred to as Head Charge or abbreviated AHC) is a metal band from Minneapolis, Minnesota USA Semisonic is an Alternative rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1995 (see 1995 in music) The area has also shown an unusual affinity for certain artists. For instance, while largely unnoticed on their home turf in New York City, the Twin Cities accounted for the majority of national sales for Soul Coughing's second album Irresistible Bliss during its first eight weeks of release; this followed from the fledgling fan that Soul Coughing found here while touring for their first effort, Ruby Vroom. The City of New York Soul Coughing was a New York -based Alternative rock band active in the 1990s Irresistible Bliss was Soul Coughing 's 1996 (see 1996 in music) second Album. Ruby Vroom was Soul Coughing 's 1994 (see 1994 in music) debut Album. The legendary First Avenue also is noted as the first venue to let the now worldwide famous Nickelback perform when they were turned down elsewhelre. First Avenue and 7th Street Entry are two music venues housed in the same building in Minneapolis Minnesota. Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in Hanna Alberta by Chad Kroeger, Mike Kroeger, Ryan Peake and then-drummer
Minnesota and Wisconsin have also contributed significantly to comedy in its many different forms. Garrison Keillor is known around the country for resurrecting the old-style radio comedy with A Prairie Home Companion. Gary Edward "Garrison" Keillor (born August 7, 1942) is an American Author, Storyteller, Humorist, Radio comedy, or comedic Radio programming, is a radio broadcast that may involve Sitcom elements sketches, and many other forms of comedy found A Prairie Home Companion is a live Radio Variety show created and hosted by Garrison Keillor. Local television had the satirical show The Bedtime Nooz in the 1960s, while area natives Lizz Winstead and Craig Kilborn helped create the increasingly influential Daily Show decades later. Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic Satire is often strictly defined as a literary genre or form; although in practice it is also found in the graphic and Performing arts In satire human Lizz Winstead (born August 5, 1961) is a Minnesota -born Comedian who was co-creator of The Daily Show along with Craig Kilborn (born August 24, 1962) is an American Comedian and former Talk show host The Daily Show (known in its current incarnation as The Daily Show The standup scene of Minneapolis-St. Paul during the 1980s and 1990s was a major force in national comedy. Joel and Ethan Coen have produced many films featuring dark comedy, and numerous others brought the offbeat cult shows Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Let's Bowl to the national cable-waves from the Twin Cities. Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, known together professionally as the Coen brothers, are four-time Academy Award winning American filmmakers Black comedy, also known as black humor or dark comedy, is a sub-genre of Comedy and Satire where topics and events that are usually regarded A cult following is a group of fans devoted to a specific area of Pop culture. Mystery Science Theater 3000 is an American Cult television comedy series created by Joel Hodgson and produced Let's Bowl was a shortlived Bowling Game show that aired on the Comedy Central Television network
There are a number of lakes in the region, and cities in the area have some very extensive park systems for recreation. A trampoline is a Gymnastic and Recreational device consisting of a piece of taut strong Fabric stretched over a Steel frame using many coiled Saint Paul ( abbreviated St Paul) is the capital and second most populous city in the U A lake (from Latin lacus) is a Terrain feature (or Physical feature) a body of Liquid on the surface of a world that is localized to the A park is a protected area of Land and Water, usually in its natural or semi-natural (landscaped state and set aside for some purpose often to do with human Recreation or fun is the expenditure of time in a manner designed for therapeutic refreshment of one's Body or Mind. Organized recreation includes the Great River Energy bicycle festival, the Twin Cities Marathon, and the U. Great River Energy Bicycle Festival is a nine-day event that takes place at sites around central Minnesota. The Twin Cities Marathon (TCM is an annual marathon in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area S. pond hockey championships. Pond hockey is a form of ice hockey very similar in its object and appearance to traditional ice hockey but far simpler and designed to be played on part of a natural frozen body of water Some studies have shown that area residents take advantage of this, and are among the most physically fit in the country, though others have disputed that. Nonetheless, medicine is a major industry in the region and the southeasterly city of Rochester, as the University of Minnesota has joined other colleges and hospitals in doing significant research, and major medical device manufacturers started in the region (the most prominent is Medtronic). Medicine is the art and science of healing It encompasses a range of Health care practices evolved to maintain and restore Human Health by the Rochester is a City in the US state of Minnesota and is the County seat of Olmsted County. The University of Minnesota Twin Cities ( U of M or The U) is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. College ( Latin collegium) is a term most often used today to denote an Educational Institution. A hospital is an institution for Health care providing treatment by specialised staff and equipment and often but not always providing for A medical device is an object which is useful for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes Medtronic Inc ( based in Minneapolis Minnesota[http //wwwmedtronic Technical innovators have brought important advances in computing, including the Cray line of supercomputers. Computing is usually defined like the activity of using and developing Computer technology Computer hardware and software. Cray Inc ( is a Supercomputer manufacturer based in Seattle Washington. A supercomputer is a Computer that is at the frontline of processing capacity particularly speed of calculation (at the time of its introduction
It is common for residents of the Twin Cities area to own or share cabins and other properties along lakes and forested areas in the central and northern regions of the state, and weekend trips "up North" happen through the warmer months. In modern usage a cottage is a dwelling typically in a rural or semi-rural location (although there are cottage-style dwellings in cities A forest is an area with a high density of Trees There are many definitions of a forest based on various criteria Ice fishing is also a major pastime in the winter, although each year some overambitious fishermen find themselves in dangerous situations when they venture out onto the ice too early or too late. Ice fishing is the Activity of catching fish with lines and fish hooks or spears through an opening in the Ice on a frozen body of Water For the computer security term see Phishing. Fishing is the activity of catching Fish. Ice is a Solid phase, usually crystalline, of a Non-metalic substance that is liquid or gas at Room temperature, such as Ammonia Hunting, snowmobiling, ATV riding and numerous other outdoor activities are also popular. Hunting is the practice of pursuing Animals for Food, Recreation, or Trade. A snowmobile (known locally as snowmachine, snowsled or by the Brandname Ski-Doo) is a land vehicle that is commonly propelled by An all-terrain vehicle (ATV is defined by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI as a vehicle that travels on low pressure tires with a seat that is straddled by This connectedness with the outdoors also brings a strong sense of environmentalism to many Minnesotans. Environmentalism is a broad philosophy and Social movement centered on a concern for the conservation and improvement of the environment.
Minneapolis-Saint Paul is also a major center for religion in the state, especially Christianity. Chaska is a city in Carver County, Minnesota, United States. The Christianity ( Greek Χριστιανισμός from the word Xριστός ( Christ)is a monotheistic Religion centered on the life and teachings The state headquarters of the missionary efforts of four churches are found here: The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, the Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota the Presbyterian Synod of Lakes and Prairies and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) Minnesota Mission find themselves in, respectively, Saint Paul and Minneapolis; Minneapolis; and Bloomington (for both the Presbyterian and LDS(Mormon) Churches). The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis (Latin Archidioecesis Pauloplitana et Minneapolitana) is an ecclesiastical territory or Diocese The Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota is the Diocese of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America which has jurisdiction over all of Minnesota, Presbyterianism is a family of Christian denominations within the Reformed branch of Protestant Western Christianity
The headquarters of the former American Lutheran Church (TALC), Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lutheran Free Church and the Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church were located in Minneapolis; the headquarters of Augsburg Fortress publishing house still is. The American Lutheran Church (ALC was a Christian Protestant denomination in the United States that existed from 1960 to 1987 The Evangelical Lutheran Church or ELC was formed in 1917 as the Norwegian Lutheran Church of America (NLCA The Lutheran Free Church ( LFC) was a Lutheran denomination that existed in the United States from 1897 to 1963 mainly in Minnesota and North The Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church (previously the Augustana Lutheran Synod and also Scandinavian Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod in North America) was Augsburg Fortress is the official publishing house of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA and also publishes for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada The Minneapolis Area Synod and the Saint Paul Area Synod are the first and third largest synods of the ELCA, respectively. The Minneapolis Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is the largest synod, or diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America The Saint Paul Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is a synod, or Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America ( ELCA) is a mainline Protestant denomination headquartered in Chicago Illinois.
The Evangelical Free Church of America has its headquarters in Bloomington. The Evangelical Free Church of America ( EFCA) is an association of autonomous evangelical Christian congregations
The Twin Cities have always had a Jewish population and are home to several Jewish synagogues. Judaism (from the Greek Ioudaïsmos, derived from the Hebrew יהודה Yehudah, " Judah " in Hebrew יַהֲדוּת Yahedut A synagogue (from Greek: grc συναγωγή transliterated synagogē, "assembly" he בית כנסת beit knesset, "house of There is also a strong Indian community and in 2006, the first Hindu temple opened in the Twin Cities suburb of Maple Grove. India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country A Hindu ( Devanagari: हिन्दू is an adherent of the philosophies and scriptures of Hinduism, a set of religious, Philosophical Maple Grove is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. A recent influx of immigrants from Laos and Northern Africa has brought many more religions to the area. There are several Islamic Masjids in the area; however, the Twin Cities are still lacking a proper Mosque. For other meanings including people named 'Islam' see Islam (disambiguation. A "mosque" in English refers to all types of buildings dedicated for Islamic worship although there is a distinction in Arabic between the smaller privately owned mosque and the larger A "mosque" in English refers to all types of buildings dedicated for Islamic worship although there is a distinction in Arabic between the smaller privately owned mosque and the larger There is a temple for the religion of Eckankar in the suburb of Chanhassen known as the Temple of Eck. Eckankar is a New religious movement that focuses on spiritual exercises enabling practitioners to experience what its followers call "the Light and Sound of God Chanhassen is a city in Carver and Hennepin counties in the U In addition, Hmong and Tibetan Buddhist communities exist in Saint Paul; a Hmong Buddhist temple opened in suburban Roseville in 1995. The terms Hmong (m̥ɔ̃ŋ and Mong ( both refer to an Asian ethnic group in the mountainous regions of southern China. Definitions of Tibet See also Definitions of Tibet Name In English The English word Tibet, like the word for Tibet in most European Buddhism is a family of beliefs and practices The area's first Mormon temple opened in Oakdale, a suburb east of Saint Paul, in 2000. In the There are several very strong Unitarian Universalist communities such as the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis, as well as several Pagan and Buddhist groups. Unitarian Universalism ( UUism) is a theologically liberal Religion characterized by its support for a "free and responsible search for truth Paganism (from Latin paganus, meaning "country dweller rustic" is a word used to refer to various religions and religious beliefs from across the world Buddhism is a family of beliefs and practices
|Minnesota Twins||Baseball||Major League Baseball; AL||Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome||World Series:1987, 1991|
|Minnesota Vikings||American football||National Football League; NFC||Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome||NFL/NFC Championship: 1969, 1974, 1975, 1977|
|Minnesota Vixen||American football||Women's Professional Football League||Varies|
|Minnesota Timberwolves||Basketball||National Basketball Association; Western||Target Center|
|Minnesota Wild||Ice Hockey||National Hockey League; Western||Xcel Energy Center|
|Minnesota Swarm||Indoor lacrosse||National Lacrosse League; Eastern Division||Xcel Energy Center|
|Minnesota Lynx||Basketball||Women's National Basketball Association; Western||Target Center|
|St. Paul Saints||Baseball||American Association; North Division||Midway Stadium||Northern League Championship: 1993, 1995, 1996, 2004|
|Minnesota Thunder||Football (soccer)||USL First Division||James Griffin Stadium||A-League Championship: 1999|
|Minnesota Freeze||Australian Football||United States Australian Football League;MAAFL(Mid-American Australian Football League)||Lake Nokomis Park||National Champions: 2007 Div II, 2005 Div III|
|Minnesota Ripknees||Basketball||American Basketball Association; White Conference||Gangelhoff Center|
|Minnesota RollerGirls||Roller derby||Women's Flat Track Derby Association; Eastern Division||Roy Wilkins Auditorium|
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Some other sports teams gained their names from being in Minnesota. Sports in Minnesota include professional teams in all major sports Olympic Games contenders and medalists especially in the Winter Olympics, collegiate teams in Wisconsin is represented by major league teams in the three most popular spectator sports in the United States American football baseball and basketball The Minnesota Twins are a professional baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Baseball is a Bat-and-ball Sport played between two teams of nine players each The American League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the American League ( AL) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in The Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome, often simply called The Metrodome, is a domed sports Stadium in downtown Minneapolis Minnesota. For other events named "World Series" see World Series (disambiguation. The 1987 World Series was played between the Minnesota Twins and the St The 1991 World Series was played between the Minnesota Twins (95-67 of the American League and the Atlanta Braves (94-68 of the National League The Minnesota Vikings are a professional American football team based out of Minneapolis Minnesota. American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with The National Football League ( NFL) is the largest professional American football league. The National Football Conference ( NFC) is one of the two conferences of the National Football League (NFL The Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome, often simply called The Metrodome, is a domed sports Stadium in downtown Minneapolis Minnesota. The Minnesota Vixen are a professional women's football team based in Minneapolis Minnesota that plays in the NWFA American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with The Minnesota Timberwolves are a professional Basketball team based in Minneapolis Minnesota, United States. Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m The Western Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams and organized in three divisions of five teams each The Target Center is an arena in downtown Minneapolis Minnesota, sponsored by Target Corporation that is home to the National Basketball Association The Minnesota Wild are a professional Ice hockey team based in Saint Paul Minnesota. Ice hockey, often referred to simply as hockey, is a team Sport played on Ice. The National Hockey League ( NHL) is a professional Ice hockey league composed of 30 teams in North America Xcel Energy Center is a sports arena in Saint Paul Minnesota, U Minnesota Swarm are a Box lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League. Box lacrosse ( boxla, boxcrosse, or indoor lacrosse) is an indoor version of Lacrosse played in Canada and the United States The National Lacrosse League (NLL is the league of men's indoor lacrosse in North America. Xcel Energy Center is a sports arena in Saint Paul Minnesota, U The Minnesota Lynx are a Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA team based in Minneapolis Minnesota and play their home games at the Target Center Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m The Target Center is an arena in downtown Minneapolis Minnesota, sponsored by Target Corporation that is home to the National Basketball Association The St Paul Saints are a professional baseball team based in Saint Paul Minnesota, in the United States. Baseball is a Bat-and-ball Sport played between two teams of nine players each This article refers to the modern American Association that started in 2006 Midway Stadium is the name of two different Minor league baseball parks in Saint Paul Minnesota, one now demolished and the other still in active use This article refers to the modern Northern League. For the original incarnations of the Northern League which operated between 1902 and 1971 see Northern League Minnesota Thunder is an American professional Soccer team founded in 1990 Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered The United Soccer Leagues ( USL) is the parent organization for the men's lower division leagues of US and Canadian soccer USL First Division (second division James Griffin Stadium is a 4367-capacity Stadium in Saint Paul Minnesota, USA Australian (rules football, or simply known as football, footy or Aussie rules, is a Team sport played between two teams of 18 players The United States Australian Football League (also known informally as the USAFL or US Footy) is the governing body for Australian rules football The MAAFL is a division of the United States Australian Football League and is a Semi-professional Australian rules football competition based in the middle of the The Minnesota Ripknees are a team of the American Basketball Association, which briefly joined the Premier Basketball League after starting play as a member Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m Gangelhoff Center is a 3200-seat multi-purpose Arena on the campus of Concordia University in Saint Paul Minnesota. Minnesota RollerGirls (MNRG is an all-women amateur flat-track Roller derby league based in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area of the U Roller derby is an American -invented contact Sport —and historically a form of Sports entertainment —based on formation Roller skating The Roy Wilkins Auditorium is a 5000-seat multi-purpose Arena in St The North Star Roller Girls (NSRG is a 100% female skater owned and operated amateur roller derby league which plays by Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA rules Roller derby is an American -invented contact Sport —and historically a form of Sports entertainment —based on formation Roller skating The Minneapolis Convention Center is a large Convention center located in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. Minnesota RollerGirls (MNRG is an all-women amateur flat-track Roller derby league based in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area of the U Saint Paul ( abbreviated St Paul) is the capital and second most populous city in the U The Los Angeles Lakers get their name from once being based in Minneapolis, the "City of Lakes" (Minne-"lake" or "water" in Dakota, -polis-"city" in Greek). The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA team based in Los Angeles, California. Minnesota is also known as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes". The Dallas Stars got their name from being a Minnesota team, the Minnesota North Stars, as Minnesota is also known as "The North Star State". The Dallas Stars are a National Hockey League team based in Dallas Texas. The Minnesota North Stars were a professional Ice hockey team in the National Hockey League (NHL for 26 seasons from 1967 to 1993. The North Star is the prominent Pole star that lies closest in the sky to the north celestial pole and which appears (approximately directly overhead to To avoid favoring either of the Twin Cities, most teams based in the area use only the word Minnesota in their name, rather than Minneapolis or St. Paul.
The annual Twin Cities Marathon is held in the fall with a course running through Minneapolis and St. The Twin Cities Marathon (TCM is an annual marathon in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area Paul. Minneapolis was the birthplace of Rollerblade and is a center for inline skating as well as home to the most golfers per capita of any city in the U. Rollerblade is a type of Inline skate. The name is a Registered trademark owned by Nordica, part of the Tecnica Group of Trevignano, Roller skating is the Traveling on smooth terrain with roller skates S.
The Republican National Committee has announced that they will hold their national nominating convention at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Minnesota is known for a politically active citizenry with Populism being a longstanding force among the state's political parties. Xcel Energy Center is a sports arena in Saint Paul Minnesota, U Paul. Prior, both cities combined to submit bids to host both the 2008 Democratic National Convention and the 2008 Republican National Convention. Schedule for the 2008 Democratic National Convention|Democratic Party (United States presidential candidates 2008|Democratic Party (United States presidential primaries 2008The 2008 Democratic The United States 2008 Republican National Convention took place at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul Minnesota, from September 1 through September They competed against Denver and New York to host the Democratic Convention, and against New York, Cleveland and Tampa to host the Republican Convention. The City and County of Denver (pronounced /ˈdɛnvɚ/ is the Capital and the most populous city of Colorado, in the United States The City of New York Cleveland is a City in the US state of Ohio and the County seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in the state
The first European settlement in the region was near what is now known as the town of Stillwater, Minnesota. The history of the US state of Minnesota is shaped by its original Native American residents European exploration and settlement, and the emergence of The History of Wisconsin encompasses the story not only of the people who have lived in Wisconsin since it became a state of the U The St Croix River is a Tributary of the Mississippi River, approximately 164 miles (264 km long in the U Stillwater is a city in Washington County, Minnesota, directly across the St Stillwater is a city in Washington County, Minnesota, directly across the St The city is approximately 20 miles (30 km) from downtown Saint Paul and lies on the western bank of the St. Croix River, which forms the border of central Minnesota and Wisconsin. The St Croix River is a Tributary of the Mississippi River, approximately 164 miles (264 km long in the U Another settlement that began fueling early interest in the area was the outpost at Fort Snelling, which was constructed from 1820 to 1825 at the confluence of the Minnesota River and the Mississippi River. Fort Snelling, originally known as Fort St Anthony, is a former Military Fortification located at the confluence of the Minnesota Confluence, in Geography, describes the meeting of two or more Bodies of water. The Minnesota River is a Tributary of the Mississippi River, approximately 332 miles (534 km long in the U The Mississippi River is the second longest River in the United States, with a length of from its source in Lake Itasca in Minnesota to
Fort Snelling held jurisdiction over the land south of Saint Anthony Falls, thus a town known as Saint Anthony grew just north of the river. Saint Anthony Falls, or the Falls of Saint Anthony, located northeast of downtown Minneapolis Minnesota, was the only natural major Waterfall on the For several years, the only European resident to live on the south bank of the river was Colonel John H. Stevens, who operated a ferry service across the river. John Harrington Stevens ( June 13, 1820 &ndash May 28, 1900) was the first authorized resident on the west bank of the Mississippi River See also Merchant ship A ferry is a form of transport usually a Boat or Ship, used to carry (or ferry) passengers and As soon as the land area controlled by Fort Snelling was reduced, new settlers began flocking across to the new village of Minneapolis. The town grew quickly, and Minneapolis and Saint Anthony eventually merged. On the eastern side of the Mississippi, a few villages such as Pig's Eye and Lambert's Landing developed and would soon grow to become Saint Paul.
Natural geography played a role in the settlement and development of the two cities. The Mississippi River valley in this area is defined by a series of stone bluffs that line both sides of the river. Saint Paul grew up around Lambert's Landing, the last place to unload boats coming upriver at an easily accessible point, some seven miles (11 km) downstream from Saint Anthony Falls, the geographic feature that defined the location of Minneapolis and its prominence as the Mill City.
The oldest farms in the state are located in Washington County, the eastern most county on the Minnesota side of the metropolitan area. Lake Elmo, just southwest of Stillwater, began with one farm in 1852 on the southwest corner of the intersection of what is now Manning Avenue and 30th Street, just east of downtown Lake Elmo. The barn, built in 1875, was restored in 1998 and still stands today, renovated as a house. The 1852 farmhouse was intentionally burned down in March 2007.
The Grand Excursion, a trip into the Upper Midwest sponsored by the Rock Island Railroad, brought more than a thousand curious travelers into the area by rail and steamboat in 1854. Ford Dam, officially known as Lock and Dam No 1 is on the Upper Mississippi River and is located between Minneapolis and Saint Paul Minnesota The Minnesota River is a Tributary of the Mississippi River, approximately 332 miles (534 km long in the U The Grand Excursion was a voyage by Train and Steamboat into the Upper Mississippi River valley that first took place in June 1854 A steamboat or steamship, sometimes called a steamer, is a ship in which the primary method of propulsion is steam power, typically driving a Propeller The next year, in 1855, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow published The Song of Hiawatha, an epic poem based on the Ojibwe legends of Hiawatha. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27 1807 &ndash March 24 1882 was an American educator and Poet whose works include " Paul Revere's Ride " The Song of Hiawatha is an 1855 Epic poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow based on the legends of the Ojibway Indians. An epic is a lengthy Narrative poem, ordinarily concerning a serious subject containing details of heroic deeds and events significant to a culture or nation The Ojibwa or Chippewa (also Ojibwe, Ojibway, Chippeway) is the largest group of Native Americans - First Nations Hiawatha (also known as Ayenwatha or Haiëñ'wa'tha; Onondaga) who lived (depending on the version of the story in the 1100s 1400s or 1500s he A number of natural area landmarks were included in the story, such as Lake Minnetonka and Minnehaha Falls. Lake Minnetonka is a Lake in the US state of Minnesota. Throughout its recorded history the lake has been a Resort destination Minnehaha Creek is a Tributary of the Mississippi River located in Hennepin County Minnesota that extends from Lake Minnetonka in the west Tourists inspired by the coverage of the Grand Excursion in eastern newspapers and those who read Longfellow's story flocked to the area in the following decades. Tourism is Travel for Recreational or Leisure purposes The World Tourism Organization defines tourists as people who "travel
At one time, the region also had numerous passenger rail services, including both interurban streetcar systems and interstate rail. A tram, tramcar, trolley, trolley car, or streetcar is a railborne vehicle, of lighter weight and construction than a Train Due to the width of the river at points further south, the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area was briefly one of the few places where the Mississippi could be crossed by railroad. A great amount of commercial rail traffic also ran through the area, often carrying grain to be processed at mills in Minneapolis or delivering other goods to Saint Paul to be transported along the Mississippi. Saint Paul had long been at the head of navigation on the river, prior to new lock and dam facilities being added upriver in Minneapolis. A lock is a device for raising and lowering boats between stretches of water of different levels on river and canal Waterways. A dam is a barrier that divides waters. Dams generally serve the primary purpose of retaining water while other structures such as Floodgates, Levees
Passenger travel hit its peak in 1888 with nearly eight million traversing to and from the Saint Paul Union Depot. The Saint Paul Union Depot (sometimes referred to as SPUD) was the main Train station in the city of Saint Paul Minnesota until passenger rail service This amounted to approximately 150 trains daily. Before long, other rail crossings were built farther south and travel through the region began to decline. In an effort by the rail companies to combat the rise of the automobile, some of the earliest streamliners ran from Chicago to Minneapolis/Saint Paul and eventual served distant points in the Pacific Northwest. A streamliner is any vehicle that incorporates streamlining to produce a shape that provides less resistance to air. Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. The Pacific Northwest is a region in the northwest of North America (the term refers to the land not the ocean Today, the only vestige of this interstate service comes by Amtrak's Empire Builder service, running once daily in each direction. The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Doing business as Amtrak, is a Government-owned corporation that was organized on May 1, 1971 The Empire Builder is a Passenger train route operated by Amtrak in the Midwestern and Northwestern United States. That train is named after James J. Hill, a railroad tycoon who settled on Summit Avenue in Saint Paul at what is now known as the James J. Hill House. James Jerome Hill ( September 16 1838 &ndash May 29 1916) was a noted Canadian-American Railroad executive A business magnate, sometimes referred to as a mogul, tycoon, baron, or industrialist, is a person who has reached a prominent place in The James J Hill House, in Saint Paul Minnesota, was built by railroad magnate James J
Along with much of Minnesota, the Twin Cities area was shaped by water and ice over the course of millions of years. The geology of Minnesota is the study of the rock, Minerals, and Soils of the U The land of the area sits on top of thick layers of sandstone and limestone laid down as seas encroached upon and receded from the region. Sandstone is a Sedimentary rock composed mainly of Sand -size Mineral or rock grains. Limestone is a Sedimentary rock composed largely of the Mineral Calcite ( Calcium carbonate: CaCO3 Erosion caused natural caves to develop, which were expanded into mines when white settlers came to the area. A cave is a natural underground void large enough for a human to enter Mining is the extraction of valuable Minerals or other geological materials from the earth usually (but not always from an Ore body In the time of Prohibition, at least one speakeasy was built into these hidden spaces—eventually refurbished as the Wabasha Street Caves in Saint Paul. Prohibition of alcohol, often referred to simply as prohibition, also known as Noble Experiment, refers to a Sumptuary law which prohibits Alcohol A speakeasy was an establishment that surreptitiously sold Alcoholic beverages during the period of United States history known as Prohibition (1920-1933 The Wabasha Street Caves is an event hall built into the Sandstone caves located on the south shore of the Mississippi River in downtown Saint Paul
While a few of the caverns have been cleaned up and are safe places, most are not. Over the decades, many people have been injured and killed while exploring them. A number of these incidents involved asphyxiation, sometimes caused by smoldering fires which used up much of the oxygen in the caves and left deadly levels of noxious gases behind. Fire is the heat and light energy released during a Chemical reaction, in particular a combustion reaction. Oxygen (from the Greek roots ὀξύς (oxys (acid literally "sharp" from the taste of acids and -γενής (-genēs (producer literally begetteris the
Because it is comparatively easy to dig through limestone and there are many natural and man-made open spaces, it has often been proposed that the area should examine the idea of building subways for public transportation. The Bald Eagle ( Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a Bird of prey found in North America that is most recognizable as the national bird and Burnsville (ˈbɜrnzvɨl is a City 15 miles (25 km south of downtown Minneapolis in Dakota County in the U A rapid transit, underground, subway, elevated railway or metro(politan system is an electric passenger railway In theory, it could be less expensive in the Twin Cities than in many other places, but the cost would still be much greater than surface projects.
Lakes across the area were formed and altered by the movement of glaciers. "Glacial" and "Glaciation" redirect here For the geological periods see Glacial period. This left many bodies of water in the region, and unusual shapes may appear. For example, Lake Minnetonka out toward the western side of the Twin Cities consists of a complex arrangement of channels and large bays. Lake Minnetonka is a Lake in the US state of Minnesota. Throughout its recorded history the lake has been a Resort destination Elevations in the metropolitan area range from 1,376 feet (419 m) above sea level in the northwest metro to 666 feet (203 m) at the edge of the Mississippi River in the southeast. The Mississippi River is the second longest River in the United States, with a length of from its source in Lake Itasca in Minnesota to
Owing to its northerly latitude and inland location, the Twin Cities experiences the coldest climate of any major metropolitan area in the United States. climate of Minnesota is typical of a Continental climate with cold winters and hot summers Waite Park is a city in Stearns County, Minnesota, United States. St Cloud (ˌseɪntˈklaʊd is a city in the US state of Minnesota and the largest population center in the state's central region  However due to its southern location in the state and aided further by the urban heat island, the Twin Cities is one of the warmest locations in Minnesota. An urban heat island ( UHI) is a metropolitan area which is significantly warmer than its surrounding rural areas  The average annual temperature at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is 45. Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in the five-state Upper Midwestern region of Minnesota, Iowa, 4 °F (7. 4 °C); 3. 5 °F colder than Winona, Minnesota, and 8. Winona is a city in and the County seat of Winona County, Minnesota, United States. 8 °F warmer than Roseau, Minnesota. Roseau is a city in Roseau County, Minnesota, USA. The population was 2756 at the 2000 census.  Monthly average daily high temperatures range from 21. 9 °F (-5. 6 °C) in January to 83. 3 °F (28. 5 °C) in July; the average daily minimum temperatures for the two months are 4. 3 °F (-15. 4 °C) and 63. 0 °F (17 °C) respectively. 
Minimum temperatures of 0 °F (-18 °C) or lower are seen on an average of 29. Saint Paul ( abbreviated St Paul) is the capital and second most populous city in the U 7 days per year, and 76. 2 days do not have a maximum temperature exceeding the freezing point. Temperatures above 90 °F (32 °C) occur an average of 15 times per year. High temperatures above 100 °F have been rare in recent years; the last occurring in July, 2006, during an unusually hot period in which the high temperature exceeded 90 °F on 17 of July's 31 days. The lowest temperature ever reported at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was -34 °F (-36. 6 °C) on January 22, 1936; the highest, 108 °F (42 °C), was reported on July 14 of the same year. Events 565 - Eutychius is deposed as Patriarch of Constantinople by John Scholasticus. Year 1936 ( MCMXXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1223 - Louis VIII becomes King of France upon the death of his father Philip II of France. 
Precipitation averages 29. In Meteorology, precipitation (also known as one class of hydrometeors, which are atmospheric water phenomena is any product of the condensation of atmospheric 41 in (74. 7 cm) per year, and is most plentiful in June (4. 34 in, 11 cm) and February (0. 79 in, 2 cm) the least so. The greatest one-day rainfall amount was 9. 15 in (23. 2 cm), reported on July 23, 1987. Events 1632 - Three hundred colonists bound for New France depart from Dieppe France. Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) The city's record for lowest annual precipitation was set in 1910, when 11. 54 in (29. 3 cm) fell throughout the year; coincidentally, the opposite record was set the following year, which observed a total 40. 15 in (102 cm).  At an average of 56. 3 in (143 cm) per year, snowfall is generally abundant (though some recent years have proved an exception). "Snowfall" redirects here For other uses see Snow (disambiguation or Snowfall (disambiguation. 
The Twin Cities area takes the brunt of many types of extreme weather, including high-speed straight-line winds, tornadoes, flash floods, drought, heat, bitter cold, and blizzards. The costliest weather disaster in Twin Cities history was a derecho event on May 15, 1998. derecho ( from Spanish: " derecho " meaning "right" is a widespread and long-lived violent convectively induced straight-line windstorm that is Events 1252 - Pope Innocent IV issues the Papal bull Ad exstirpanda, which authorizes but also limits the Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) Hail and Wind damage exceeded $950 million, much of it in the Twin Cities. Hail is a form of precipitation which consists of balls or irregular lumps of ice (hailstones Wind is the flow of Air or other Gases that compose an Atmosphere (including but not limited to the Earth's)  Other memorable Twin Cities weather related events include the tornado outbreak on May 6, 1965, the Armistice Day Blizzard on November 11, 1940, and the Halloween Blizzard of 1991. The 1965 Twin Cities tornado outbreak was the outbreak of six strong Tornadoes that occurred around Minneapolis and St Events 1527 - Spanish and German troops sack Rome; some consider this the end of the Renaissance. Year 1965 ( MCMLXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. The Armistice Day Blizzard (or the Armistice Day Storm) took place in the Midwest region of the United States on 11 November ( Armistice Events 308 - The Congress of Carnuntum: Attempting to keep peace within the Roman Empire, the leaders of the Tetrarchy declare Year 1940 ( MCMXL) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Halloween Blizzard was a period of heavy Snowfall and Ice accumulation that affected parts of the Upper Midwest of the United States
A normal growing season in the metro extends from late April or early May through the month of October.  The USDA places the area in the 4a plant hardiness zone. A hardiness zone is a geographically-defined zone in which a specific category of Plant life is capable of growing as defined by Temperature hardiness or ability 
The four tallest buildings in the area are located in downtown Minneapolis. The first skyscraper built west of the Mississippi in 1929 was the Foshay Tower. The Foshay Tower, now serving as the W Minneapolis - The Foshay, is a Skyscraper in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Today there is some contention over exactly which building is the tallest—most Minnesotans would immediately think of the IDS Center if queried on the point, although most sources seem to agree that 225 South Sixth is slightly taller. Design and environment A lobby and Shopping area at the bottom of the tower is known as the Crystal Court, and provides Skyway connections Capella Tower In March 2008 Capella Education Co, longtime occupant the building and owner of the for-profit online Capella University, signed a But in early 2005, it was found that the IDS Center is taller by a 16-foot (5 m) washroom garage on top, which brings its total height to 792 feet (241 m). Design and environment A lobby and Shopping area at the bottom of the tower is known as the Crystal Court, and provides Skyway connections 225 South Sixth and the Wells Fargo Center only differ in height by a foot or two, a rather negligible amount when considering all of the factors that can throw off the measurement of large structures. Capella Tower In March 2008 Capella Education Co, longtime occupant the building and owner of the for-profit online Capella University, signed a See also List of tallest buildings in Minnesota A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit The IDS has communications towers that definitely are the highest points in Minneapolis, though some suburban broadcast towers in the region reach a much greater height.
Buildings have gone up and been torn down rapidly across the region. Some city blocks have been demolished six or seven times since the mid-19th century, and will undoubtedly reach an eighth or ninth cycle in short order.  No single architectural style dominates the region. Instead, the cities have a mish-mash of different designs, although structures from a few eras stand out. There were once a great many stone buildings constructed in the Richardsonian Romanesque style (or at least Romanesque-inspired variants). Richardsonian Romanesque is a style of American Architecture named after Architect Henry Hobson Richardson, whose masterpiece is Trinity Minneapolis City Hall is one big example of this, though buildings of all types—including personal residences such as the James J. Hill House—were similarly designed. Minneapolis City Hall and Hennepin County Courthouse (also known as the Municipal Building) designed by Long and Kees, is the main building used by the city government The James J Hill House, in Saint Paul Minnesota, was built by railroad magnate James J  A few decades later, Art Deco brought several structures that survive today, including St. Paul City Hall, the Foshay Tower, and the Minneapolis Post Office. Art Deco was a popular international design movement from 1925 until 1939 affecting the decorative arts such as Architecture, Interior design, and Industrial The Saint Paul City Hall and Ramsey County Courthouse, located at 15 Kellogg Boulevard West in Saint Paul, Ramsey County in the U The Foshay Tower, now serving as the W Minneapolis - The Foshay, is a Skyscraper in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Minneapolis Post Office is the central Post office for the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota in the United States.
St. The Mendota Bridge carries Minnesota State Highway 55 over the Minnesota River between Fort Snelling and Mendota. The Minnesota River is a Tributary of the Mississippi River, approximately 332 miles (534 km long in the U Fort Snelling, originally known as Fort St Anthony, is a former Military Fortification located at the confluence of the Minnesota Mendota is a city in Dakota County, Minnesota, United States. Paul and Minneapolis in particular went through some massive urban renewal projects in the post-World War II era, so a vast number of buildings are now lost to history. Urban Renewal (similar to Urban Regeneration in British English) is a controversial U World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Some of the larger and harder to demolish structures have survived.  In fact, the area might be signified more by bridges than buildings. A bridge is a Structure built to span a Gorge, Valley, Road, railroad track, River, Body of water A series of reinforced concrete arch spans crossing the Mississippi River were built in the 1920s and 1930s. Reinforced concrete is Concrete in which reinforcement bars (" Rebars quot or fibers have been incorporated to strengthen a material that would otherwise be An arch is a structure that spans a space while supporting weight (e They still carry daily traffic, but remain pleasing to the eye despite their age (a number have undergone major repair work, but retain the original design). Several of the bridges are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP is the United States government's official list of districts sites buildings structures and objects deemed worthy of They include the 10th Avenue Bridge, Intercity Bridge (Ford Parkway), Robert Street Bridge, and the longest, the 4119 ft (1255 m) Mendota Bridge next to Fort Snelling. The Intercity Bridge, more commonly known as the Ford Parkway Bridge (and sometimes referred to as the 46th Street Bridge) is a reinforced concrete The Robert Street Bridge is a reinforced concrete multiple-arch bridge that spans the Mississippi River in downtown St The Mendota Bridge carries Minnesota State Highway 55 over the Minnesota River between Fort Snelling and Mendota. The area is also noted for having the first known permanent crossing of the Mississippi. That structure is long gone, but a series of Hennepin Avenue Bridges have been built since then at the site. The Hennepin Avenue Bridge is the structure that carries Hennepin County State Aid Highway 52 Hennepin Avenue, across the Mississippi River in Minneapolis Minnesota Both downtowns have extensive networks of enclosed pedestrian bridges known as skyways. Early examples of skywalks Copenhagen, Denmark: skywalk connecting courts building to adjacent uses 18th century Faaborg Individually, the cities appear to have the largest such networks outside of Canada. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page However, the combination of the two cities' networks is believed to make the largest system in the world. Skyways have their drawbacks however. Most prominently, they reduce the amount of foot traffic at street level, so the cities appear to have little activity. An additional problem is that the skyways tend to be closed fairly early—especially in Minneapolis—but they are hives of activity on weekdays.
Several prominent buildings in Minneapolis have helped modernize the city. The Guthrie Theater is a center for theater performance production education and professional training in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Mississippi River is the second longest River in the United States, with a length of from its source in Lake Itasca in Minnesota to These include the Walker Art Center, Central Public Library, and the Guthrie Theater. This page is about the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Guthrie Theater is a center for theater performance production education and professional training in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Opened in April 2005, the new Walker Art Center, nearly double in size, includes increased indoor and outdoor facilities. The Walker is recognized internationally as a singular model of a multidisciplinary arts organization and as a national leader for its innovative approaches to audience engagement. The Guthrie received a large amount of media coverage for its opening in June, 2006. The design is the work of architect Jean Nouvel and is a 285,000 square foot (26,500 m²) facility that houses three theaters: (1) the theater's signature thrust stage, seating 1,100, (2) a 700-seat proscenium stage, and (3) a black-box studio with flexible seating. In 2002 the National Trust for Historic Preservation put the old Guthrie building on its list of the most endangered historic properties in the United States in response to plans announced by the Walker Art Center to expand on the land occupied by the theater. The National Trust for Historic Preservation is an American member-supported organization that was founded in 1949 by Congressional charter to support preservation However, officials at the Walker Art Center say that the original Guthrie building will be torn down late in the summer of 2006. These building projects have rejuvenated the downtown area.
In the 20th century, the Twin Cities area expanded outward significantly. Transportation in Minnesota is primarily centered on the Twin Cities Metropolitan area, where 60% of its residents live it is overseen by the This page is about the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Hennepin Avenue is a major street in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. Automobiles made it possible for suburbs to grow greatly. South San Jose (cropjpg||thumb|A suburban development in San Jose California. The area now has a number of freeways to transport people by car. The area incorporates a large number of traffic cameras and ramp meters to monitor and manage traffic congestion. traffic camera is a Video camera which Observes Traffic on a Road. A ramp meter, ramp signal or metering light is a device usually a basic Traffic light or a two-phase (red and green no yellow light together There is some use of high-occupancy vehicle (carpool) lanes, though it is not as pervasive as in other regions. In Transportation engineering and Transportation planning, a high-occupancy vehicle lane (or HOV lane) is a lane reserved for Vehicles with When the roads do become congested, buses are allowed to drive on road shoulders to bypass traffic jams. In Human anatomy, the shoulder joint comprises the part of the body where the Humerus attaches to the Scapula.
Interstate 94 comes into the area from the east and heads northwest from Minneapolis. Two spur routes form the I-494/I-694 loop, and I-394 continues west when I-94 turns north. Interstate 494 (I-494 is part of a Beltway of Interstate 94, circling through the southern and western portions of the Minneapolis-St Interstate 694 (I-694 is a 31 mile (50 km east-west auxiliary Interstate Highway located in the Minneapolis-St Interstate 394 (I-394 is an east-west Interstate highway Spur route in Hennepin County in the U Additionally, Interstate 35 splits in Burnsville in the southern part of the Twin Cities region, bringing I-35E into St. Interstate 35 (I-35 is a north–south Interstate highway in the central United States. Interstate 35E (I-35E is an Interstate Highway in the US state of Minnesota, passing through downtown Saint Paul. Paul and I-35W into Minneapolis. Interstate 35W (I-35W an Interstate highway in Minnesota, is the western route of Interstate 35. (This is one of only two examples of an Interstate highway splitting off into branches and then rejoining into one again; the other split occurs in Dallas-Fort Worth, where I-35 splits into I-35E for motorists who want to go into Dallas, and I-35W for traffic heading into Fort Worth. The Dallas – Fort Worth – Arlington metropolitan area, a title designated by the U Interstate 35E (abbreviated I-35E) an Interstate highway, is the eastern half of Interstate 35 where it splits to serve different cities in Texas Interstate 35W (abbreviated I-35W) an Interstate highway, is the western half of Interstate 35 where it splits to serve different cities in Texas ) They join together again to the north in Forest Lake and continue to the highway's terminus in Duluth.
The main airport in the region is Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), which is a major hub for Northwest Airlines. An airport is a location where Aircraft such as airplanes, Helicopters and blimps take off and land Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in the five-state Upper Midwestern region of Minnesota, Iowa, Northwest Airlines Inc (often abbreviated NWA) is the principal subsidiary A number of other smaller airports are also in the area, a number of which are owned and operated by the Metropolitan Airports Commission (the same organization operates the main MSP airport). The Minneapolis-Saint Paul Metropolitan Airports Commission ( MAC) is the owner and operator of Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport in Minnesota Some people even commute by air to the Twin Cities from the northern part of the state. Commuting is the process of Travelling between one's place of residence and regular place of work
Metro Transit, by far the biggest bus service provider in the area, owes its existence to the old streetcar lines that ran in the area. There are also other systems named Metro Transit. Metro Transit is the transit division of the Metropolitan Council, a regional governmental There are also other systems named Metro Transit. Metro Transit is the transit division of the Metropolitan Council, a regional governmental The Twin City Rapid Transit Company ( TCRT) also known as Twin City Lines ( TCL) was a transportation company that operated Streetcars and Metro Transit provides about 95% of the public transit rides in the region, although some suburbs have other bus services. The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities operates a free bus system on its campus. The University of Minnesota Twin Cities ( U of M or The U) is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. This system includes the Campus Connector Bus Rapid Transit line which travels between the Minneapolis and St. Bus rapid transit ( BRT) is a broad term given to a variety of transportation systems that through improvements to infrastructure vehicles and scheduling attempt to use Paul Campuses by a dedicated bus line, and throughout the two campuses on normal access roads. The Hiawatha Line light rail corridor began regular operations in June 2004, and is run by Metro Transit. The Hiawatha Line is a 12-mile (19-kilometer Light rail corridor in Hennepin County, Minnesota that extends from Downtown Minneapolis For specific light rail systems many of which use the words "light rail" as part of their name see List of light-rail transit systems. In many ways a return to what existed in the past, it is being used as a stepping-stone to other projects.
A variety of rail services are currently being pondered by state and local governments, including neighborhood streetcar systems, intercity light rail service, and commuter rail options out to exurban communities. The Hiawatha Line is a 12-mile (19-kilometer Light rail corridor in Hennepin County, Minnesota that extends from Downtown Minneapolis Commuter rail, regional rail or suburban rail is a Passenger rail transport service between a city center and outer suburbs and Commuter towns A commuter town is an urban community that is primarily residential from which most of the Workforce commute out to earn their livelihood In addition, Minnesota is one of several states in the Midwest examining the idea of setting up high-speed rail service using Chicago as a regional hub.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul area has been criticized for inadequate public transportation.  Compared to many other cities its size, the public transportation system in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area is less robust. As the metropolitan area has grown, the roads and highways have been updated and widened, but traffic volume is growing faster than the projects needed to widen them, and public transportation has not expanded commensurate with the population. The Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area is ranked as the fifth worst for congestion growth of similarly-sized U. S. metropolitan areas.  Although a light rail system, the Hiawatha Line was added in 2004, additional lines and spurs are needed to upgrade public transportation in the Twin Cities. For specific light rail systems many of which use the words "light rail" as part of their name see List of light-rail transit systems. The Hiawatha Line is a 12-mile (19-kilometer Light rail corridor in Hennepin County, Minnesota that extends from Downtown Minneapolis Plans have been proposed for a light rail line connecting the Minneapolis and St. The Central Corridor is a planned Light rail line covering the stretch between the Downtown regions of Minneapolis and Saint Paul Paul along University Avenue, a light rail line connecting downtown Minneapolis to the suburb Eden Prairie, and for a commuter line connecting Minneapolis with St. Cloud along the Northstar Corridor. University Avenue in the Minneapolis-St Paul region of Minnesota begins near the Minnesota State Capitol in Saint Paul and extends westward Eden Prairie is an Edge city 12 miles (22 km southwest of downtown Minneapolis in Hennepin County and the 12th largest city in the U St Cloud (ˌseɪntˈklaʊd is a city in the US state of Minnesota and the largest population center in the state's central region
The Twin Cities have two major daily newspapers: the Star Tribune and the Saint Paul Pioneer Press. Minneapolis-Saint Paul, also known as the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, in the state of Minnesota, United States of America The Star Tribune (also Star Trib or Strib, as it is often referred to is the largest Newspaper in the U The St Paul Pioneer Press is a Newspaper based in St Paul Minnesota, primarily serving the Twin Cities metropolitan area Additionally, the Minnesota Daily serves the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus and surrounding neighborhoods. The Minnesota Daily is the campus Newspaper of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, published every Weekday while school is in session and The University of Minnesota is a large university with several campuses spread throughout the U There is one general-interest neighborhood weekly newspaper still in the cities: The East Side Review, devoted to the 90,000 residents in the eastern third of St. The East Side Review is notable for being the only surviving neighborhood weekly newspaper in Minneapolis-St Paul. Other weekly papers are devoted to specific audiences/demographics including City Pages. City Pages is an Alternative weekly Newspaper serving the Minneapolis-St
The region is currently ranked as the 13th or 14th largest television market, depending on the source. KARE, channel 11 is an NBC -affiliated television station licensed to Minneapolis Minnesota, and serving the Minneapolis- St The Minnesota State Fair is the State fair of the US state of Minnesota. Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic Twin Cities Public Television operates both KTCA and KTCI. Twin Cities Public Television (TPT is a nonprofit organization based in Saint Paul Minnesota, United States, that operates the Twin Cities ' two PBS Twin Cities Public Television (TPT is a nonprofit organization based in Saint Paul Minnesota, United States, that operates the Twin Cities ' two PBS Twin Cities Public Television (TPT is a nonprofit organization based in Saint Paul Minnesota, United States, that operates the Twin Cities ' two PBS Hubbard Broadcasting Corporation built by Stanley E. Hubbard Broadcasting Corporation is an American Television and Radio Broadcasting Corporation based in St Hubbard owns KSTP and has a second TV station, KSTC, which is not affiliated with any network. Diversified from radio, KSTP-TV became the first television channel to air in the region with a show reaching 3,000 television sets in 1948, and the 17th station to broadcast in the U. KSTP-TV, channel 5 is the ABC affiliate for the Twin Cities. Its transmitter is located in Shoreview Minnesota. S. 
KMSP and WFTC have now merged as well, and KARE currently has a marketing agreement with KPXM. WCCO-TV, is the CBS owned and operated Television station that serves the Minneapolis-St KMSP-TV, channel 9 is an owned-and-operated television station of the News Corporation -owned Fox Broadcasting Company, located in Minneapolis Minnesota WFTC, channel 29 is a MyNetworkTV -affiliated station licensed to Minneapolis Minnesota, and serving the Minneapolis- St KARE, channel 11 is an NBC -affiliated television station licensed to Minneapolis Minnesota, and serving the Minneapolis- St KPXM channel 41 (40 digital) is a television station based in Minneapolis Minnesota and owned and operated by ION Media Networks (the former Paxon Communications The only station with its main studios in Minneapolis is WCCO, while St. Paul is host to KSTP/KSTC, KTCA/KTCI, and KMWB. WUCW (Channel 23 analog 22 digital) is an affiliate of The CW serving the Minneapolis-St Other stations are located in the suburbs. For much of the last two decades, WCCO has had the most popular evening newscasts of the area channels. On the other end, KSTP has struggled to maintain ratings on its news programs. KMSP has had a 9 o'clock newscast since at least the early 1990s when it was an independent channel.
Communities in the region have their own public/educational/government-access cable television channels. Public-access television in the United States is a form of Citizen media, similar to Canada's community channels Australia's community television One channel, the Metro Cable Network, is available on channel 6 on cable systems across the seven-county region.
Several television programs originating in the Twin Cities have been aired nationally on terrestrial and cable TV networks. KTCA created the science program Newton's Apple and distributes a children's program today. Newton's Apple was an Educational Television program distributed to PBS stations in the United States that ran for fifteen seasons A few unusual comedic shows also originated in the area. In the 1980s, KTMA (predecessor to KMWB) created a number of low-budget shows, including cult classic Mystery Science Theater 3000. Mystery Science Theater 3000 is an American Cult television comedy series created by Joel Hodgson and produced The shortlived Let's Bowl started on KARE, and PBS series Mental Engineering originated on the St. Let's Bowl was a shortlived Bowling Game show that aired on the Comedy Central Television network Mental Engineering is a public Television series where host John Forde leads a panel discussion featuring Critical mdashand Humorous Paul cable access network.
All of the full-power television stations serving the Twin Cities broadcast from the Telefarm - a complex of towers and transmitters in Shoreview, Minnesota, north of Saint Paul. Telefarm Towers Shoreview is a transmission site for FM radio and Television Broadcasting in Shoreview Minnesota consisting of two Shoreview is a city in Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States. Saint Paul ( abbreviated St Paul) is the capital and second most populous city in the U
The radio market in the Twin Cities is considered to be somewhat smaller than for TV, ranked 16th. Radio is the transmission of signals by Modulation of electromagnetic waves with frequencies below those of visible Light. For decades, WCCO radio was the most well-known and most popular broadcaster in the region, with an all-day talk format. Talk radio is a Radio format containing discussion about topical issues WCCO was eventually pushed out of the top spot by KQRS, a classic rock station with a popular morning show. Classic rock was originally conceived as a Radio station programming format which evolved from the Album oriented rock (AOR format in the early-1980s
KSTP also has some fairly popular radio stations, with pop music format on FM and a talk format on AM. Minnesota Public Radio ( MPR) a 501(c(3 non-profit organization is one of the premier Public radio stations producing programming for radio Internet Saint Paul ( abbreviated St Paul) is the capital and second most populous city in the U Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure KSTP-AM and FM are owned by Hubbard Broadcasting. Hubbard Broadcasting Corporation is an American Television and Radio Broadcasting Corporation based in St In 1985, Hubbard - valued at $400 million - was a large corporate media companies in the United States; in 2005, valued at US $1. 2 billion, Hubbard is a fairly small major-market media operation.
Minneapolis has a peculiar mix of commercial and non-commercial radio. The city's market is dominated by Clear Channel Communications which operates seven stations but two small independent stations are award winners—KUOM operated by the University of Minnesota and KFAI public access radio in Cedar Riverside. Clear Channel Communications is a media conglomerate company based in the United States. KUOM, known as "770 Radio K" "Where Music Matters Most" is a college Radio station operated by the University of Minnesota Twin Cities The University of Minnesota Twin Cities ( U of M or The U) is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. KFAI (903 FM Minneapolis and K294AM 1067 FM West St Paul) is a community Radio station in Minnesota. Public-access television in the United States is a form of Citizen media, similar to Canada's community channels Australia's community television The Cedar-Riverside, also referred to as the West Bank, is a neighborhood within Minneapolis Minnesota. 
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) is also a major force in the state and across the country, best known across the U. Minnesota Public Radio ( MPR) a 501(c(3 non-profit organization is one of the premier Public radio stations producing programming for radio Internet S. for the variety show A Prairie Home Companion. A Prairie Home Companion is a live Radio Variety show created and hosted by Garrison Keillor. Doing business under the name American Public Media, the company is the second largest producer of national public radio content, behind National Public Radio (of which MPR is an affiliate). American Public Media is the second largest producer of public radio programs after National Public Radio.
The United States Navy currently has one ship named for the region, the USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul, a Los Angeles-class submarine launched in 1983. History Minneapolis&ndashSaint Paul took part in Operation Desert Shield and the Gulf War and was the first submarine to carry Tomahawk missiles Characteristics Capabilities According to the US government the top speed of Los Angeles -class submarines is over 25 knots (46 km/h 29 mph A submarine is a Watercraft that can operate independently below water as distinct from a Submersible that has only limited underwater capability Previously, two sets of two ships each had carried the names USS Minneapolis and USS Saint Paul. USS Minneapolis may refer to, was a Cruiser in service from 1894 to 1921, was a Heavy cruiser commissioned There have been two ships of the United States Navy named for St