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Encyclopedia > Edina, Minnesota
Edina, Minnesota

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location in Hennepin County, Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°53′44″N 93°21′17″W / 44.89556, -93.35472
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Hennepin
Founded 1860s
Incorporated 1888
Government
 - Mayor James Hovland
Area
 - City  16.0 sq mi (41.5 km²)
 - Land  15.7 sq mi (40.8 km²)
 - Water  0.3 sq mi (0.8 km²)
Elevation  922 ft (281 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 47,425
 - Density 3,011.1/sq mi (1,162.6/km²)
 - Metro 2,968,805
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 952
FIPS code 27-18188GR2
GNIS feature ID 0643177GR3
Website: www.cityofedina.com

Edina is a first-tier suburb situated immediately southwest of Minneapolis in Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA. Edina began as a small farming and milling community in the 1860s and is today a 95 percent developed metropolitan community.[1] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (960x1280, 739 KB) Summary I took this picture on September 18, 2006 Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version... Image File history File links Edina_seal. ... Image File history File links Hennepin_County_Minnesota_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Edina_Highlighted. ... Hennepin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota, named in honor of the 17th-century French explorer Father Louis Hennepin. ... 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Contents

Geography

Many major highways run through or are close to Edina, making it readily accessible to all within the metropolitan area. Minnesota State Highways 62 and 100 divide the City into four sections. Minnesota Highway 169 and Minnesota Highway 100 extend north and south. Interstate Highway 494 and Minnesota Highway 62 extend east and west. Minnesota Highway 7 is within three miles (5 km) of the City. Interstate Highway 394 is within five miles. A highway is a major road within a city, or linking several cities together. ... A map of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. ... Minnesota State Highway 100 is a highway in Minnesota. ... Interstate 494 is a spur route of Interstate 94 circling through the southern and western portions of the Minneapolis-St. ... For the highway in southwestern Minnesota numbered 62, go to Minnesota State Highway 62 (west). ... Minnesota State Highway 7 is a highway in Minnesota. ... Interstate 394 heading Eastbound toward Downtown Minneapolis - Notice the right lane MnPass toll lane Interstate 394 is also a hypethetical future route designation for Michigan State Highway 14. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 41.5 km² (16.0 mi²). 40.8 km² (15.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.8 km² (0.3 mi²) of it (1.87%) is water. Residential areas comprise the largest portion of the City, which is now more than 95 percent developed. Within Edina are many different neighborhoods, including Indian Hills, Viking Hills, Morningside, Country Club District, Cahill Village, South Harriet Park, Interlachen, and Hilldale to name a few. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A residential area is a type of land use where the predominant use is residential. ... Viking Hills is an enclave of Edina, Minnesota located near the western border. ... The Como-Harriet Streetcar Line Morningside is an old streetcar suburb adjoining the Linden Hills neighborhood of the U.S. city of Minneapolis. ... The Country Club District is a 20th century neighborhood in Edina, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis, of primarily Colonial Revival, Tudorbethan Style, also called Mock Tudor, Georgian Revival and Mediterranean Style designs. ...


Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 47,425 people, 20,996 households, and 12,870 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,162.6/km² (3,011.4/mi²). There were 21,669 housing units at an average density of 531.2/km² (1,376.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.28% White, 1.15% African American, 0.13% Native American, 2.99% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.14% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 20,996 households out of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.7% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.91. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 22.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 84.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.7 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $66,019, and the median income for a family was $93,496. Males had a median income of $67,011 versus $41,742 for females. The per capita income for the city was $44,195. About 2.0% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and 2.8% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Population statistics

Population history
1955 1980 1990 1994[1] 1996[1] 1998[1] 1999[1] 2000 2002[1]
17,000 46,073 46,075 46,841 47,029 47,113 47,274 47,425 47,570
  1. ^ Estimate

History

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Settlement

Edina began as part of what is today the City of Richfield, Minnesota. In the 1850s, 17 families, most of them immigrating as a result of the potato famine in Ireland, came to Minnesota and claimed land in the southwest section of what was then Richfield Village. They were followed by English and Scottish farmers, who claimed additional land near Minnehaha Creek. The Baird and Grimes and County Club Districts (both which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places), are located in the northeast part of Edina and were among the first areas to be established. Richfield is a city located in Hennepin County, Minnesota. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... Potato famine may mean or refer to: The Irish Potato Famine (1845–1849) The Highland Potato Famine (1846 - 1857) The potato famines of the mid 19th century arose from an infestation of potato blight, Phytophthora infestans, which spread across Europe in the 1840s. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article is about the country. ... Minnehaha Falls Minnehaha Creek is a short tributary of the Mississippi River located in Hennepin County, Minnesota that extends from Lake Minnetonka in the west and flows east for 22 miles (35 km). ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...


In 1888, the residents of the township held a meeting to consider founding a new village, thus separating themselves from Richfield Village. The idea was favorably accepted by those within the community and a committee was established to oversee the transition.


Naming

Minnehaha Grange Hall
Minnehaha Grange Hall

After the decision was made to form a new village, a debate ensued regarding the naming of the new village. Several town meetings were held in the Minnehaha Grange Hall, during which the names "Hennepin Park", "Westfield" and "Edina" were suggested. Minutes taken by Henry F. Brown, a farmer and future owner (1889) of the Edina Mill, are summarized as follows[2]: Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 614 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 614 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Grange postage stamp Minnehaha Grange No. ... Grange postage stamp Minnehaha Grange No. ... The Edina mill in the 1920s The Edina Mill was one of the first of six gristmills to be built on the Minnehaha Creek between 1855 and 1876. ...

A long debate ensued with regard to the name by which the corporation shall be called. A motion was made and passed to reconsider the vote taken at the previous meeting of the name of the proposed village, Westfield. Another motion was then made by Andrew Craik to call the proposed village Edina (upon moving to the township in 1869 from Edinburgh, he bought and renamed the mill to the Edina Mill). Before the motion could be decided, James A. Bull, a member of the five person committee, made another motion to adjourn, which was seconded by the majority. However, the chairman of the meeting called this motion out of order, at which time disorder ensued with Baird, Wilson, Ryan and Bull declaring their intent to no longer serve as members of the committee if a gag law was to prevail. During this heated moment the meeting became somewhat boisterous until, after a few minutes order was restored. Seeing that no more work could be done at this time, a final motion was made and passed to reschedule the meeting to a future date.

At the next meeting, the name Edina was finally chosen with a vote of 47 for and 42 against.


There has been a prevailing myth about the decision to name the new village Edina, which states that two opposing communities -- the Irish Cahill community and the Scottish Mill community fought about whether to give the community an Irish Name (Killarney Lakes) or a Scottish name (Edina). The 1860 census, however, indicates that there were no Scottish people in Edina in 1860 and only a couple where present at the time of Edina's founding (1888). For other uses, see Mythology (disambiguation). ... This article is about the country. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ...


Edina Today

The Edina city hall and police department that opened in 2004

Today, many of the street names in Edina are named after families whose farms once occupied that area, for example: Code Avenue, Gleason (Gleeson) Road and Cooper Avenue. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 601 KB) Summary i took this on june 12, 2006 Licensing Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 601 KB) Summary i took this on june 12, 2006 Licensing Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... It has been suggested that Town Hall be merged into this article or section. ...


Edina has reputation for being one of the Minneapolis’ “ritziest” suburbs[3]. Edina citizens are considered wealthy (e.g. median household income for 1999 in Edina was $66,019[4], compared to $37,974 for Minneapolis and $47,111 for the state of Minnesota[5]), which lead to the once derogatory term of “cake eaters" (a reference to the “Let them eat cake” quote misattributed to Marie Antoinette). The term is now largely used in jest in regional sports rivalries. Such usage can be seen, for example, in the Disney film, The Mighty Ducks, in which the term is used in reference to the Adam Banks character, who is from Edina. Let them eat cake! is the usual translation of Quil mangent de la brioche, misattributed to Marie Antoinette. ... Marie-Antoinette, Queen of France and Archduchess of Austria (born November 1755 – executed 16 October 1793) Daughter of Maria Theresa of Austria, wife of Louis XVI and mother of Louis XVII. She was guillotined at the height of the French Revolution. ... The Mighty Ducks is the first film in The Mighty Ducks trilogy, produced by Avnet-Kerner Productions and Walt Disney Pictures, distributed by Buena Vista Distribution, and originally released to movie theatres on October 2, 1992. ...


Although Edina is home to a few billionaires, most notably Richard M. Schulze and Carl Pohlad[6][7], Edina, like all cities, contains all levels of affluence (e.g. 3.3 percent of Edina’s population was below the poverty line in 1999). Richard M. Dick Schulze is the Founder and Chairman of Best Buy. ... Carl Pohlad (b. ...


Education

Public schools

For a detailed article see Edina Public Schools

Edina is part of the Independent School District (ISD) 273, which serves children primarily from Edina. There are approximately 7500 K-12 students served by 1139 teachers and support staff in six elementary schools (Grades K-5), two middle schools (Grades 6-9), and one senior high school (Grades 10-12). The district administrative offices are located at the Edina Community Center. Edina School District boundaries and schools The Edina School District is the public school system for the city of Edina, Minnesota. ... K-12 (Pronounced Kay through twelve or just Kay twelve) is the North American designation for primary and secondary education. ... Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... Middle school and junior high school cover a period of education that straddles primary education and secondary education and serve as a bridge between them. ... High school - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


Edina High School has been often listed in the top 1 to 100 schools in the United States in academics (most recently in Newsweek, 2007[8]), the top 10 in sports (number 8 in a Sports Illustrated review of over 30,000 schools), the top 15 in debate, the top 40 in music, national awards in writing, and so on. A recent study showed that 100% of EHS students graduate, that 96% of EHS grads go to college and that 85% of Edina High School graduates completed college within 5 yrs after high school graduation. A recent follow-up study showed that ten years after graduation from Edina High School 46% of EHS graduates had obtained advanced postgraduate degrees or were pursuing graduate degrees at the time of the study. The elementary and junior high schools have won many national and state excellence awards. French immersion programs are offered there starting in kindergarten. The high school offers six years of French and Spanish, five years of Latin, Russian, and German, four of Japanese, and three of Chinese and American Sign Language.[9] [citation needed]

Public Schools in Edina
Elementary Schools Junior High Schools High School
Concord South View Middle School Edina High School
Creek Valley Valley View Middle School
Cornelia
Highlands
Countryside
Normandale French Immersion

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Private schools

There are three private schools in Edina. Our Lady of Grace (OLG), which is a Catholic school that serves students from kindergarten through eighth grade, St. Peters Lutheran School, and Calvin Christian School. Private schools, in the United States, Australia, Scotland, and other English-speaking countries, are schools not administered by local or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public funds. ... Our Lady of Grace (OLG) is a Roman Catholic church and parochial school located in Edina, Minnesota. ...


Colleges

Devry University


Keller Graduate School of Management


Cardinal Stritch University


Places of Worship

Calvary Lutheran Church


Chapel Hills United Church


Christ Presbyterian Church


Colonial Church of Edina


Colony Park Church


Edina Community Lutheran Church


Creek Valley Church


Cross View Lutheran Church


Edina Covenant Church


Edina Morningside Community Church


Good Samaritan United Methodist Church


Good Shepherd Lutheran Church


Jehovah's Witnesses: Edina Congregation


Lake Harriet United Methodist


Normandale Lutheran Church


Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church


St. Alban's Episcopal Church


St. Patrick's Catholic Church


St. Peter's Lutheran Church


St. Stephen's Episcopal Church


Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church


Economy

Jerry's Foods
Jerry's Foods

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Business

Major employers in the City include:

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Shopping

Edina has numerous retail shopping centers, including Southdale Center, which was the first climate-controlled, fully enclosed shopping mall in the United States.[10] Other shopping centers include the Galleria, Yorktown and Centennial Lakes Plaza. The city shares another thriving commercial area at West 50th Street and France Avenue South with Minneapolis, known as "50th & France." Inside the Southdale Center Southdale Center, commonly known as just Southdale, was the first fully-enclosed and completely climate-controlled shopping mall in the United States. ... For the traditional meaning of the word mall, see pedestrian street or promenade. ... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... 50th Street and France Avenue also known as 50th & France, is the downtown business neighborhood located in and around the area of 50th Street and France Avenue in Edina, MN and Minneapolis, MN. 50th & France features over 175 retailers and professional services ranging from apparel for men, women and children...


Edina only has municipal liquor stores; no other liquor stores are allowed. Edina maintains three liquor stores at 50th & France, Southdale (York Ave.), and Vernon & Interlachen Blvd.


Hotels

There is just one hotel in Edina, the Residence Inn by Marriott, which is adjacent to Edinborough Park. (One of Edina’s crown jewels, Edinborough is a multi-use development that includes both residential and commercial office space as well as an indoor park.) Another hotel, The Westin Edina Galleria Hotel & Residences,[11] is under construction at 69th Street and York Avenue. It is to be completed by the fall of 2008 and will povide 225 hotel rooms, six suites, and 79 luxury condominiums. The lack of hotels in Edina dates back to the early 1930s when Edina was still officially a "dry" city. There are several hotels in a region several blocks north of I-494; this area was once part of Edina. After successful petitioning, the area was annexed to Bloomington, which allowed alcohol sales at the time. For other uses, see Hotel (disambiguation). ... Residence Inn by Marriott is a brand of extended stay hotels. ... Edinborough Park is a one acre, fully enclosed indoor park located in Edina, MN. Opened in 1987, the park is operated by the City of Edina and contains a junior-Olympic size swimming pool, a 250-seat Greek-style amphitheater, a running track and fitness area, a huge indoor playground... Edinborough Park is a one acre, fully enclosed indoor park located in Edina, MN. Opened in 1987, the park is operated by the City of Edina and contains a junior-Olympic size swimming pool, a 250-seat Greek-style amphitheater, a running track and fitness area, a huge indoor playground... The term Prohibition, also known as A Dry Law, refers to a law in a certain country by which the manufacture, transportation, import, export, and sale of alcoholic beverages is restricted or illegal. ... Interstate 494 is a spur route of Interstate 94 circling through the southern and western portions of the Minneapolis-St. ... Look up Petition in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Bloomington is a city located in Hennepin County, Minnesota, a suburb south of Minneapolis. ...


Recreation

Overlooking the 12th hole on Braemar Golf Course

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Parks

Edina’s parkland and open space totals more than 1,550 acres (6.3 km²). The Edina Park and Recreation Department oversees 39 parks, which include amenities such as baseball, football and soccer fields; softball diamonds; basketball and tennis courts; outdoor skating rinks; playground equipment for young children; and picnic shelters. The Department also maintains eight miles (13 km) of scenic pathways for bicycling, walking, jogging, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... This article is about the unit of measure known as the acre. ... This article is about the sport. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... A tennis courts dimension A tennis court is where a game of tennis is played. ... Cycling is a recreation, a transport across land. ... Cross-Country trails are often less crowded than Alpine ski slopes. ... Snowshoers in Bryce Canyon Snowshoes are a form of footwear devised for travelling over snow. ...


Besides overseeing the parks, the Edina Park and Recreation Department is also responsible for the operation of 10 facilities within the city:

Braemar Ice Rink, better known as Braemar Arena, is a multisheet ice rink located in Edina, MN. The complex has three rinks listed in order from oldest to newest, West, East and South, each being named for their relative location on the complex. ... Centennial Lakes Park is a 24 acre park and pond located in the southeast portion of Edina, Minnesota. ... Edinborough Park is a one acre, fully enclosed indoor park located in Edina, MN. Opened in 1987, the park is operated by the City of Edina and contains a junior-Olympic size swimming pool, a 250-seat Greek-style amphitheater, a running track and fitness area, a huge indoor playground...

Golf courses

Public

  • Braemar Golf Course
  • Fred Richards Golf Course

Private

The Interlachen Country Club is a private country club in Edina, Minnesota which has hosted several national golf tournaments, including the 1930 U.S. Open (won by Bobby Jones on his way to winning the Grand Slam) and the 2002 Solheim Cup. ... The U.S. Womens Open Golf Championship is one of the LPGAs major championships along with the LPGA Championship, the Womens British Open, and the Kraft Nabisco Championship. ...

Notable Edinians

The following people were born or have resided in Edina:

For the comic book character, see Paris Bennet. ... The fifth season of American Idol began on January 17, 2006 and concluded on May 24, 2006. ... John Denver (December 31, 1943 â€“ October 12, 1997), born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. ... This article is about the American actor. ... Mardy Fish (born December 9, 1981 in Edina, Minnesota), is an American professional tennis player. ... Richard Morgan Fliehr[2] (born on February 25, 1949 in Minneapolis, Minnesota[2]) better known by his ring name Ric Flair , is a legendary American professional wrestler of iconic staus signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on its SmackDown! brand. ... Hilary Lunke (born Hilary Homeyer on June 7, 1979 in Edina, Minnesota) is an American professional golfer. ... The U.S. Womens Open Golf Championship is one of the LPGAs major championships along with the LPGA Championship, the Womens British Open, and the Kraft Nabisco Championship. ... Jenny Potter (born January 12, 1979 in Edina, Minnesota) is an American ice hockey player. ... The 1998 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVIII Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1998 in Nagano, Japan. ... Kaylin Richardson is a member of the US Ski Team A-Team. ...

Edina in Pop Culture

  • One of the baseball fields at Countryside Park was used in the opening scenes of the movie Little Big League. The umpire can clearly be seen wearing an Edina Athletic Association shirt.
  • Jingle All The Way, a popular Christmas movie featuring Arnolad Schwartzeneger was filmed in a neighbor hood near Arden Park

It has been suggested that Town Hall be merged into this article or section. ... A typical suburban police station in the United States (this one is in San Bruno, California). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Fargo is a 1996 American crime-comedy-drama film written, directed and produced by the Coen Brothers. ... Little Big League  is a 1994 film about an 11-year-old (later turns 12) who suddenly becomes the owner and then manager of the Minnesota Twins baseball team. ...

External links

  • City of Edina Home Page
  • Edina Public Schools
  • Edina Chamber of Commerce
  • Senate District 41 Republicans

References

  1. ^ Community Profile, City of Edina
  2. ^ From Settlement to Suburb: The History of Edina, Minnesota by Paul Hesterman, Published by the Edina Historical Society, 1988
  3. ^ Historical Contexts Study, City of Edina
  4. ^ U.S. Census Burea Quickfacts, City of Edina
  5. ^ U.S. Census Burea Quickfacts, City of Minneapolis
  6. ^ Pohlad 1, Carl Pohlad, Edina, MN
  7. ^ Pohlad 2, Carl Pohlad 2006 FEC filing listing Edina, MN as home address
  8. ^ Newsweek, America's Top Public High Schools
  9. ^ Edina High School Profile 2006-2007
  10. ^ History of the Southdale Shopping Center, History of Southdale
  11. ^ The Westin Edina Galleria Hotel & Residences
  12. ^ US Women's Open, 2008 U.S. Womens Open
  13. ^ Paris Bennett former EHS student, Paris Bennett former EHS student
  14. ^ John Denver: The Baby Boomer's Poet Laureate Of Song
  15. ^ City hall in Fargo, Fargo Filming Locations

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Edina, Minnesota - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2236 words)
Edina is a first-ring suburb situated immediately southwest of Minneapolis in Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA.
Edina began as a small farming and milling community in the 1860s, consisting of mostly Scottish and Irish immigrants, and today has grown to a full service metropolitan community.
Minnesota Highway 169 and Minnesota Highway 100 extend north and south.
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