Minneapolis

Minneapolis

Minneapolis

Minneapolis is a major city in Minnesota that forms “Twin Cities” with the neighboring state capital of St. Paul. Bisected by the Mississippi River, it’s known for its parks and lakes. Minneapolis is also home to many cultural landmarks like the Walker Art Center, a contemporary art museum, and the adjacent Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, famed for Claes Oldenburg’s “Spoonbridge and Cherry” sculpture.

What To Do While Visiting Mineapolis

ou’ll find Minneapolis to be trendier, and St. Paul to be quieter but no less interesting. Families will appreciate the Minnesota Zoo and Fort Snelling, while culture hounds can marvel at the distinct design of the city’s hallmark buildings, including the Walker Art Center or see a show at the Guthrie Theater. Shopaholics can peruse the windows in the Mall of America or in downtown’s Nicollet Mall. And last but not least, the Chain of Lakes, a scenic byway located southwest of downtown, is popular among athletic travelers who enjoy jogging or boating. If you still have more energy, hit the food spots on Nicollet Avenue for dinner, and later, check out the bars and live music scene in Minneapolis (First Avenue nightclub is a must).

Climate Minneapolis

Minneapolis
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Minneapolis experiences a hot-summer humid continental climate (Dfa in the Köppen climate classification), typical of southern parts of the Upper Midwest, and is situated in USDA plant hardiness zone 4b, with small enclaves of Minneapolis classified as being zone 5a.[58][59][60] Minneapolis has cold, snowy winters and hot, humid summers. As is typical in a continental climate, the difference between average temperatures in the coldest winter month and the warmest summer month is great: 60.1 °F (33.4 °C).

According to the NOAA, the annual average for sunshine duration is 58%.

Minneapolis experiences a full range of precipitation and related weather events, including snow, sleet, ice, rain, thunderstorms, and fog. The highest recorded temperature was 108 °F (42 °C) in July 1936 while the lowest was −41 °F (−41 °C) in January 1888. The snowiest winter on record was 1983–84, when 98.6 inches (250 cm) of snow fell, and the least snowy winter was 1890–91, when only 11.1 inches (28 cm) fell.

Media

Five major newspapers are published in Minneapolis: Star TribuneFinance and CommerceMinnesota Spokesman-Recorder, the university’s The Minnesota Daily, and MinnPost.com. Located in the North Loop, MSP Communications publishes Mpls.St.Paul and Twin Cities Business magazines. Other publications are Minnesota Monthly and the Southwest Journal.

Local Companies

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