Minneapolis Essential Info

Overview

Minneapolis is part of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-Saint Paul. At just over 400,000 people, it is the largest city in Minnesota.

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  1. The Minneapolis Skyway, spanning 69 downtown blocks, is the longest continuous skyway system in the world.
  2. The inventor of the first pop-up toaster, Charles Strite, was born in Minneapolis.
  3. The Mars Inc. Candy Company which gave us some of the the country's favorite treats like Milky Way and Snickers, was founded in Minneapolis as Mar-O-Bar Co. in 1920.
  4. Minneapolis’ name comes from the Sioux word mini and the Greek word polis, together meaning “city of waters”.
  5. Minneapolis has the highest number of golfers per capita in the nation.

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