Minneapolis, nicknamed "City of Lakes" and the "Mill City", is the county seat of Hennepin County, the largest city in the state of Minnesota, and the 48th largest in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the estimated population of the city of Minneapolis is 382,578.
The American Community Survey estimated that there were 62,520 African Americans residing in Minneapolis, comprising over 17% of the city's population, compared to a statewide proportion of less than four percent. There are 10,711 multiracial individuals in Minneapolis. People of black and white ancestry number at 3,551, and make up 1.0% of the population. People of white and Native American ancestry number at 2,319, and make up 0.6% of the population. Those of white and Asian ancestry number at 1,871, and make up 0.5% of the population. Lastly, people of black and Native American ancestry number at 885, and make up 0.2% of Minneapolis's population.
Minneapolis made dramatic changes to rectify discrimination as early as 1886 when Martha Ripley founded Maternity Hospital for both married and unmarried mothers. When the country's fortunes turned during the Great Depression, the violent Teamsters Strike of 1934 resulted in laws acknowledging workers' rights. A lifelong civil rights activist and union supporter, mayor Hubert Humphrey helped the city establish fair employment practices and a human relations council that interceded on behalf of minorities by 1946. Minneapolis contended with white supremacy, participated in desegregation and the African-American civil rights movement, and in 1968 was the birthplace of the American Indian Movement.
The son of a jazz musician and a singer, Prince is Minneapolis' most famous musical progeny. With fellow local musicians, many of whom recorded at Twin/Tone Records, he helped make First Avenue and the 7th Street Entry venues of choice for both artists and audiences.
Lucinda Williams recorded Minneapolis (World Without Tears 2003). Home to the MN Spoken Word Association and independent hip-hop label Rhymesayers Entertainment, the city has garnered notice for rap and hip hop and its spoken word community.The underground hip-hop group Atmosphere (natives of Minnesota) frequently comments in song lyrics on the city and Minnesota.
The Minneapolis Police Department imported a computer system from New York City that sent officers to high crime areas. Despite accusations of racial profiling; the result was a drop in major crime. Since 1999 the number of homicides increased during four years. Politicians debated the causes and solutions, including increasing the number of police officers, providing youths with alternatives to gangs and drugs, and helping families in poverty.
In 2007, Minneapolis was named America's most literate city. The study, conducted by Live Science, surveyed 69 U.S. cities with a population over 250,000. They focused on six key factors: Number of book stores, newspaper circulation, library resources, periodical publishing resources, educational attainment and Internet resources. In second place was Seattle, Washington and third was Minneapolis' neighbor, St. Paul, followed by Denver, Colorado and Washington, D.C.
Minneapolis has a continental climate typical of the Upper Midwest. Winters are cold and dry, while summer is hot and humid. The warmest temperature ever recorded in Minneapolis was 108 °F in July 1936, and the coldest temperature ever recorded was -41 °F, in January 1888.
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KHTC 96.3 FM Edina, MN Top-40
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K294AM (KFAI) 106.7 FM West Saint Paul, MN Variety
KTMY 107.1 FM Coon Rapids, MN Talk
KFXN 690 AM Minneapolis, MN Sports
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KMNQ 1470 AM Brooklyn Park, MN Gospel Music
KSTP 1500 AM Saint Paul, MN Sports
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Malobe Natural Hair Salon - 813 W. Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408 (612) 823-8626
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Realistic Manes Salon Concepts - 2020 Nicollett Ave. S Minneapolis, MN 55404 (612) 827-8117 - (visit website)
Intercommunity Home Health Care - Category: Health Care - We provide personal care services such as bathing, grooming, eating, positioning, mobility and toileting. We also provide homemaking services. - 2019 E. Lake Street Step 1 - Minneapois, Minnesota (612) 435-0461 - (visit website)
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Grace Temple Church of God in Christ - 1230 Logan Ave. North, Minneapolis, MN 55411 (612) 522-3710
Great Commission Kingdom Ministries - Apostolic Kingdom focused ministry. Operating under the five ascension gifts. Apostle Donald Addison, Senior Pastor 21 SE Clarence Ave Minneapolis, MN (612) 423-8198
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Greater St Pauls Church of God - 4001 4th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55409-1616
New Covenant Church of God in Christ - 4254 15th Ave S. Minneapolis, MN 55407 (612) 827-7107
St James AME Church - 3600 Snelling Avenue, Minneapolis, MN - (612) 721-4566
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St Peter's AME Church - 401 East 41st Street, Minneapolis, MN 55409-1653 (612) 825-9750
Wayman AME Church - 1221 7th Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55411 (612) 374-4711
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Stevie Rays Comedy Club - 6337 Newton Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN - (612) 825-1832 - (visit website)
Sticks Restaurant Acme Comedy Club - 708 North 1st St # G31, Minneapolis, MN - (612) 338-6393 - (visit website)
The Lounge Minneapolis - Category: Nightclub - 411 2nd Avenue North
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Afrifest 3333 North Fourth Street - Minneapolis, MN 55412 (612) 281-6318
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An Annual Pan African Summer Festival in the Twin Cities, MN. Festival Motto: "Enlightenment, Diversity, and Unity."
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