Founded in 1856
Minneapolis began its origins along the falls of St. Anthony, a stretch of the Mississippi 8 miles north of Saint Paul. The “falls” and its ties to the rapidly expanding western railroads allowed Minneapolis to become the flour milling capital of the world by the late 1800’s. Today Minneapolis is Minnesota’s largest city and the financial center of the northern plains region. The “city of lakes”, proud of its many picturesque lakes and parks, is home to Minnesota’s major league sports and is second in America only to New York City in theatre venues. The downtown area is an array of contemporary glass & stone sheathed skyscrapers a testament to the city’s pride and ambition.
With a metro-wide population of three million, Minneapolis and Saint Paul form the heart of the Twin Cities metropolitan community.