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Screw anybody who knocks Minneapolis. As far as it being "ghetto", there is alot of truth to that claim. It really depends on where you go in the city though, and if you have only visited for a little while then youve probly never been to the bad areas. Yes, for a big city MPLS is rather white. Its about 67% white, 17% black, 11% hispanic, 6% asian and the rest Native or mixed race. However go to North MPLS And its about 90% black. Other posters on here claim MPLS is nothin but white boy posers who think their city is ghetto.. Yea maybe around the rich lakes area, but walk down the street in ANY area of the Northside or in the Phillips neighborhood on the Southside and you'll see whats up. Drug dealers are on almost every corner, gunshots are NOT uncommon to hear day or night. Summertime is much worse but people dont care what time of year it is in the hood. In the summer of 1995 Minneapolis earned the rep "Murderapolis" this was because in the summer of 95 MPLS HAD THE HIGHEST MURDER RATE OF ANY BIG CITY IN THE COUNTRY!!! Its not nearly as bad now as it was back then, but the same things go on in the hood. I remember being in a kind of decent area on the Southside a few years back sitting in my car at a gas station. A group of about ten young black kids run up to me. The leader of the pack, who was probly no older than 10, had a wad of 20's in his hand. He says to me "ya'll got a dub ya'll got a dub?" Of course what he meant was $20 worth of weed. I declined and they went away. Or how about the time I was on a ride along with the police on the Northside for about 6 hours on a sunday in October. During that 6 hours there were from what I remember AT LEAST 7 "shots fired" calls over the radio. Thats on a lazy Sunday night!!!! MPLS is no Gary, no Baltimore, no Detroit. But for its size MPLS is dangerous and shouldnt be confused with that "Minnesota nice" bullshit... Look up the facts, then call my city soft, you out of town pussies.
Minneapolis
by Gmoneyz August 02, 2008
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Minneapolis is the cultural capital of Minnesota, if Minnesota can be considered to have culture; it is also the only bastion of civilization between Chicago and Seattle. Situated on the Mississippi, its downtown is roughly ten miles west of its smaller counterpart, St. Paul. Total population within the city limits is just under 400,000; there are some 3 million residents living in the greater Twin Cities region. Officially known as the "City of Lakes" (there are 22 within the borders of the city) it is also called the "Mini-Apple" by some residents to indicate a similarity (mostly imagined) to New York City. Still, Minneapolis is consistently ranked as the most literate city in the US, with a good school system (by big-city standards) and abounding cultural opportunities. Minneapolis also enjoys an impressive skyline for its size, though there is little coherence in terms of architectural style. Views of downtown are dominated by the IDS Center, Norwest Tower, and 225 South Sixth. The only other landmark of note is the Metrodome, home of the Twins and Vikings, known not only as a horrible eyesore but also as an awful venue; work is underway to build a new ballpark to be completed in 2009. Being as it is in Minnesota, Minneapolis is both very green (lots of vegetation) and very white (lots of caucasians), and it experiences weather at its most extreme. Winter lows can reach -40 and summer highs can peak above 100, with blizzards, thunderstorms, and tornadoes scattered throughout the year. Most residents are fiercely loyal to the city, but in general the city is also very welcoming of outsiders, perhaps due to the large population of transplants. Minneapolis' music scene is underrepresented nationally; due to the dominance of New York and LA in the business most of the best artists leave (e.g. Oddjobs). Overall, Minneapolis is much like any other large city: good people, good food, good and bad neighborhoods, crime, business, sports, and skyscrapers.
St. Paulite: I'm from the capital!
Minneapolitan: St. Paul is a suburb.
by Blah #5 June 05, 2005
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Commercial and industrial hub for the upper midwest, contains the 8th Federal Reserve Bank. Known primarily in pop-culture for being seen in Fargo and the Mary Tyler Moore Show.

Many claim it is an extremely dangerous city. Like all american cities, it is dangerous in some places, and clean and safe in others.
I saw a guy get shot outside of my house in Minneapolis. But thats because I live on 37th and Park.
by miracis June 02, 2007
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Minneapolis, Minnesota. A fairly large city built in a place where it can snow any month of the year except June, July and August and the temperature can reach as low as -40F/-40C during the Winter. The culture is a strange combination of liberal politics and relatively conservative family values. A strong sense of self-important nationalism is present in the local culture and many years ago the residents dubbed it the "Mini-apple" as though it is somehow a smaller version of the Big Apple, New York City.
I froze my ass off in Minneapolis while everyone kept telling me how great it was there.
by JS January 16, 2004
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With glamour of its own and a Midwestern touch to it, Minneapolis is both vibrant and sophisticated. People from the neighboring states gravitate to the great varieties and resources it has to offer such as; employment, education, and entertainment. This is what makes Minneapolis a unique place to live, work and play. The city is not just diverse and welcoming but it’s a 390,000 melting pot of Scandinavians, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and recent immigrants such as Somalis and Hmong. It’s the fourth gayest city in America after San Francisco, Seattle and Atlanta. Some famous people from Minneapolis are rock star Prince Nelson, former comedian and Senator of Minnesota Al-Franken and former governor Jesse Ventura. One of the best places to experience this fusion of cultures is the Midtown Global Market. Mall of America which is located in Bloomington is just ten minute drive away from downtown Minneapolis. It’s one of the biggest malls in the nation. The Nickelodeon Universe is the nation’s largest indoor family theme park located inside the mall. Also it has an underwater aquarium, voted to have America’s largest underground aquarium and the nation’s best shark encounter. With all four major sports teams, Minneapolis has a good sports establishment. The Super Bowl XXVI, the 1994 NBA All Stars and the 1991 Baseball World Series events have all been held here in Minneapolis.
Although I wasn’t born in Minneapolis, I moved here in 1998, and ever since, I remained to be a loyal Minneapolitan
by 2live February 17, 2010
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motion city, minnesota (:
i wish i lived in minneapolis.
by blahhemily May 13, 2007
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Minneapolis is a freaking awesome city in the Midwest, and is better than Chicago with the whole theater scene and cultural thing. The skyline's gorgeous, and the culture is very mixed, with lots of blacks, hispanics, asians, and somalians inhabiting various neighborhoods like riverside, and the west side, etc, even though MN has a rep for being super white. Not true anymore. There is gang activity in the wrong parts of town, like Dinkytown and sometimes in North Mpls., but it's a relatively clean, awesome city, with great culture, sports, people... Minneapolis rocks. And it's way better than boring old Saint Paul.
Minneapolis is the coolest city on earth, cuz it's got all the perks of a huge city without the disadvantages.
by Rain459 March 02, 2011
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The largest city in Minnesota and home to the Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins, and Minnesota Timberwolves (the Minnesota Wild play in neighboring St. Paul.) Minneapolis has a reputation for terrible winter weather, but it's not too hard to get used to it. However, in the summer, the weather is absolutely beautiful- average high temperatures are usually around 80-85 degrees (note: it seems like every year there is a week where the temperature is about 95 degrees every day) and it doesn't rain too often.

Minneapolis has a good park system and is consistently ranked as one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the country. The public transportation system isn't that great; the bus system is decent and there is only one light-rail line and one commuter rail line going through the city at the moment, though more train lines are being planned. The city really isn't that ghetto compared to a lot of other big cities- parts of it, such as North Minneapolis, are fairly bad but the rest of the city is very safe for a city its size.
Minneapolis is the only big city that is covered in snow for 4 months each year and still has warmer summers than San Diego.
by Minnesoootan February 09, 2011
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