The land was inhabited by the Dakota Sioux Indians until the arrival of French explorers in 1680. Settlement began around 1820, and it was officially recognized as a city in 1867, when a railroad line was built between Minneapolis and Chicago, greatly improving the city's economy.
Today, Minneapolis is known for its large size, relationship and closeness with St. Paul, city skyline, metropolitan atmosphere, riverfront, and business district.
People Born in Minneapolis
Minneapolis in People's Lives
Hanna Merjos: I traveled here in 2015, accompanying my boyfriend on the Warped Tour.
Jude Law: I traveled here in 2010 to film scenes of the movie 360. We filmed at the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport.
Marko Jaric: I lived in this city as a professional basketball player in 2005, after being traded from the Los Angeles Clippers team to the Minnesota Timberwolves team. I played here for three years, before being traded again to the Memphis Grizzlies in 2008.
Natalie Portman: I traveled here to film scenes of the movie Beautiful Girls in 1995.