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18 Facts About Minneapolis-St Paul
Minneapolis and Saint Minneapolis-St Paul are independent municipalities with defined borders.
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Saint Minneapolis-St Paul, which sits mostly on the east side of the river, has quaint tree-lined neighborhoods, a vast collection of well-preserved late-Victorian architecture, and a number of colleges.
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Saint Minneapolis-St Paul grew up around Lambert's Landing, the last place to unload boats coming upriver at an easily accessible point, seven miles downstream from Saint Anthony Falls, the geographic feature that, due to the value of its immense water power for industry, defined Minneapolis's location and its prominence as the Mill City.
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The phrase "St Minneapolis-St Paul is the last city of the East, Minneapolis the first city of the West" alludes to the historical difference.
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Saint Minneapolis-St Paul was long at the head of navigation on the river, until a lock and dam facility was added upriver in Minneapolis.
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Minneapolis–Saint Paul was the site of the second-costliest act of civil disobedience in U S history, after the 1992 Los Angeles Riots.
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Minneapolis and Saint Minneapolis-St Paul have competed since they were founded, resulting in some duplication of effort.
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In terms of development, the two cities remain distinct in their progress, with Minneapolis absorbing new and avant-garde architecture while Saint Minneapolis-St Paul continues to carefully integrate new buildings into the context of classical and Victorian styles.
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Minneapolis–Saint Minneapolis-St Paul is a major center for religion in the state, especially Christianity.
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Minneapolis–Saint Minneapolis-St Paul has been called Paganistan due to the large numbers of Pagans living there.
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In Minneapolis, the trend has been toward sleek lines and modern glass facades, while Saint Minneapolis-St Paul tends to follow a more traditional style to better accompany its older structures.
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Minneapolis–Saint Minneapolis-St Paul area has been criticized for inadequate public transportation.
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Minneapolis–Saint Paul is ranked the fifth-worst for congestion growth of similar-sized U S metro areas.
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