Minneapolis–Saint Paul

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Minneapolis–Saint Paul is a major metropolitan area built around the Mississippi, Minnesota and St. Croix rivers in east central Minnesota.wikipedia
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Minneapolis

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The area is commonly known as the Twin Cities after its two largest cities, Minneapolis, the most populous city in the state, and its neighbor to the east Saint Paul, the state capital.
Minneapolis is the county seat of Hennepin County and the larger of the Twin Cities, the 16th-largest metropolitan area in the United States.

Minnesota

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Minneapolis–Saint Paul is a major metropolitan area built around the Mississippi, Minnesota and St. Croix rivers in east central Minnesota.
Minnesota is the 12th largest in area and the 22nd most populous of the U.S. states; nearly 55% of its residents live in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area (known as the "Twin Cities").

Saint Paul, Minnesota

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The area is commonly known as the Twin Cities after its two largest cities, Minneapolis, the most populous city in the state, and its neighbor to the east Saint Paul, the state capital.
Known as the "Twin Cities", the two form the core of Minneapolis–Saint Paul, the 16th-largest metropolitan area in the United States, with about 3.6 million residents.

Metropolitan Council

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Many refer to the Twin Cities as the seven-county region which is governed under the Metropolitan Council regional governmental agency and planning organization.
The Metropolitan Council, commonly abbreviated Met Council or Metro Council, is the regional governmental agency and metropolitan planning organization in Minnesota serving the Twin Cities seven-county metropolitan area.

St. Croix River (Wisconsin–Minnesota)

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Minneapolis–Saint Paul is a major metropolitan area built around the Mississippi, Minnesota and St. Croix rivers in east central Minnesota.
A hydroelectric plant at St. Croix Falls supplies power to the Minneapolis–St. Paul metropolitan area.

Stillwater, Minnesota

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The first European settlement in the region was near what is now known as the town of Stillwater, Minnesota.
Stillwater is part of the Twin Cities Metro Area.

Mississippi River

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Minneapolis–Saint Paul is a major metropolitan area built around the Mississippi, Minnesota and St. Croix rivers in east central Minnesota.
The Upper Mississippi River is joined by the Minnesota River at Fort Snelling in the Twin Cities; the St. Croix River near Prescott, Wisconsin; the Cannon River near Red Wing, Minnesota; the Zumbro River at Wabasha, Minnesota; the Black, La Crosse, and Root rivers in La Crosse, Wisconsin; the Wisconsin River at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin; the Rock River at the Quad Cities; the Iowa River near Wapello, Iowa; the Skunk River south of Burlington, Iowa; and the Des Moines River at Keokuk, Iowa.

Midwestern United States

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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.
Chicago and its suburbs form the largest metropolitan statistical area with 9.9 million people, followed by Metro Detroit, Minneapolis–St. Paul, Greater St. Louis, Greater Cleveland, Greater Cincinnati, the Kansas City metro area, and the Columbus metro area.

Minnesota River

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Minneapolis–Saint Paul is a major metropolitan area built around the Mississippi, Minnesota and St. Croix rivers in east central Minnesota.
It joins the Mississippi south of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, near the historic Fort Snelling.

Saint Paul Union Depot

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Passenger travel hit its peak in 1888 with nearly eight million traversing to and from the Saint Paul Union Depot.
It is also the Twin Cities' stop for Amtrak, the national intercity railroad service.

Woodbury, Minnesota

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Woodbury is a city in Washington County, Minnesota, and part of the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area.

Dakota County, Minnesota

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Dakota County is included in the Minneapolis–St. Paul–Bloomington, MN–WI Metropolitan Statistical Area, the sixteenth largest metropolitan area in the United States with about 3.3 million residents.

Ramsey County, Minnesota

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Ramsey County is included in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Washington County, Minnesota

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Washington County is included in the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Scott County, Minnesota

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Scott County is part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Plymouth, Minnesota

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Located 15 mi west of downtown Minneapolis in Hennepin County, the city is the third largest suburb of Minneapolis–Saint Paul, which is the sixteenth largest metropolitan area in the United States, with about 3.63 million residents.

Wright County, Minnesota

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Wright County is part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Lakeville, Minnesota

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It was followed by the METRO Red Line BRT (bus rapid transitway) in 2013 connecting the Mall of America with Lakeville along Cedar Avenue through the southern suburbs.
It is a suburb of Minneapolis-Saint Paul, approximately 20 mi south of both downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul.

St. Croix County, Wisconsin

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St. Croix County is part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Burnsville, Minnesota

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Additionally, Interstate 35 splits in Burnsville in the southern part of the Twin Cities region, bringing I-35E into Saint Paul and I-35W into Minneapolis.
Burnsville and nearby suburbs form the southern portion of Minneapolis–Saint Paul, the fifteenth largest metropolitan area in the United States, with about 3.6 million residents.

Apple Valley, Minnesota

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Apple Valley is a city in northwestern Dakota County in the State of Minnesota, and a suburb of the Twin Cities.

Mille Lacs County, Minnesota

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Mille Lacs County is included in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Eagan, Minnesota

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Eagan and nearby suburbs form the southern portion of Minneapolis–St. Paul.

Isanti County, Minnesota

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Isanti County is included in the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Pierce County, Wisconsin

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Pierce County is part of the Minneapolis–St. Paul–Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area.