Page 1

WELCOME! Twin Cities 2012-2013

Area Guide

Communities | Relocation | Education | Transportation | Healthcare | Shopping | Dining | Arts | Entertainment Published by the Metropolitan Council of Chambers of Commerce

All across the Twin Cities,

one bank is proud to serve you. That’s

U.S. Bank is one of the Twin Cities’ strongest banks. Our strengths have never been more aligned with the needs of our nation. Our stability makes us even more qualified to serve you. We are well capitalized, ready to lend and poised to help every customer – from coast to coast – come through these extraordinary times with flying colors. This is as much a point of pride as a point of distinction. We are, and will continue to be, a strong, stable bank positioned for long-term growth while serving our customers. Our prudent approach to banking has made us an industry leader in capital generation. Our loan growth and deposit growth are reflective of our strategic revenue focus. And thanks to the extraordinary, best-in-class customer service of our employees, we are growing stronger every day. As our nation recovers, we will use that strength to make our country stronger too. And we are here to make sure all your financial dreams take flight. Proud to be Headquartered in the Twin Cities

2 | Welcome! 2012-2013 Member FDIC Member FDIC

Welcome! from the Metropolitan Council of Chambers


n behalf of these metropolitan area Chambers of Commerce, we’re pleased to present the 2012-2013 Welcome! Twin Cities Area Guide, offering timesaving information and valuable insights into the metro area. If you have questions, contact the Chamber of Commerce closest to you.

Anoka Area Chamber*

Lonsdale Chamber

Saint Paul Area Chamber*

Apple Valley Chamber*

MetroNorth Chamber*

Savage Chamber

Asian-American Chamber

Midway Chamber*

Shakopee Chamber*

Bloomington Chamber*

Minneapolis Regional Chamber*

South Lake-Excelsior Chamber*

Buffalo Chamber

Minnesota American Indian Chamber

SouthWest Metro Chamber*

Burnsville Chamber*

Minnesota Black Chamber

Greater Stillwater Chamber*

Christian Chamber

Minnesota Chamber

Twin Cites North Chamber

763-421-7130 952-432-8422 651-642-1331

952-888-8818 763-682-4902 952-435-6000 952-607-6477

Cottage Grove Chamber


Dakota County Regional Chamber* 651-452-9872

Delano Chamber*


Eden Prairie Chamber* 952-944-2830

Edina Chamber*


Elk River Area Chamber* 763-441-3110

Forest Lake Area Chamber* 651-464-3200

Ham Lake Chamber 763-434-3011

Hastings Area Chamber* 651-437-6775

Hispanic Chamber 612-312-1692

I-94 West/NW Suburban Chamber* 763-428-2921

Lakeville Area Chamber* 952-469-2020

Long Lake Area Chamber 952-475-4913

507-744-4962 763-783-3553 651-646-2636 612-370-9100 612-870-4533


Minnesota Hmong Chamber

Monticello Chamber*


Montrose-Waverly Chamber


North Hennepin Area Chamber* 763-424-6744

Northfield Area Chamber* 507-645-5604

Northeast Minneapolis Chamber* 612.370.9100

Prior Lake Chamber


Quad Area Chamber 651-815-2750

651-223-5000 952-894-8876 952-445-1660

952-474-6461 952-448-5000 651.439.4001


TwinWest Chamber* 763-450-2220

Waconia Chamber*


Watertown Chamber


Greater Wayzata Area Chamber* 952-473-9595

West Hennepin Chamber 763-479-1988

White Bear Area Chamber 651-429-8593

Woodbury Chamber

651-578-0722 *Metropolian Council of Chambers Member

Red Wing Area Chamber 651-388-4719

Richfield Chamber*


River Heights Area Chamber*


u.s. chamber


The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest

Robbinsdale Chamber

more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors,


Rockford-Greenfield Area Chamber

Saint Anthony Area Chamber

business federation representing the interests of and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. More than 96% of U.S. Chamber members are small businesses with 100 employees or fewer.

612-782-3301 | 3

Minneapolis Central Library / Photo: Meet Minneapolis

7th Place Farmers Market, Saint Paul / Photo: Pat Laurel, Saint Paul CVA

Table of Contents 3

Welcome! from the Metropolitan Council of Chambers Contacting your local Chamber of Commerce


Finding the right location


Excellence in education


Mother Nature #1 Attraction


Traveling around the Twin Cities


Healthcare in the Twin Cities


Discovering the good life


Resource guide

Feature Stories

Home buyers should define what is important to them

Minneapolis Convention Center / Photo: Meet Minneapolis

Making educational choices for your child


The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul

With spectator sports running a close second

Small town Charm and big city diversity


Furry Friends Find comfort living in the Twin Cities

Transportation options: by car, bus, light rail, or air

Top hospitals and ground-breaking medical technologies and treatments

Lifestyle and culture in the Twin Cities

From apple orchards to utilities and everything in between

Cover: Brit’s Pub downtown / Photo: Meet Minneapolis

WELCOME! Twin Cities

2 012-2 013

A r e a

Guid e

is published by the Metropolitan Council of Chambers of Commerce in partnership with ECM Publishers, Inc., Specialty Publications 15322 Galaxie Avenue, Suite 215 • Apple Valley, MN 55124 • 952.846.2040

Project Manager: Ginny Lee • Graphic Artist: Jeff Remme Advertising: Kristine Richter, Jesse Schmidt, Mary Jo Sirek

4 | Welcome! 2012-2013

Editorial Content: Every attempt was made to present current and accurate information in this publication. Please submit changes or corrections to If your business or organization is not currently listed in this publication and you would like to be included in the 20132014 edition, please send a request to Advertising Opportunities: If you would like to be included as an advertiser in next year’s issue, please contact Ginny Lee at 952-846-2040, or email your inquiry to Magazine Distribution: Welcome! Magazine is direct-mailed by area Chambers of Commerce, as a relocation packet to prospective new residents. A supply is also available for distribution by each advertiser. Magazines are also displayed at Chamber offices and city halls. If your business or organization would like to receive a supply of magazines to distribute to clients or new residents, please submit a request to


3/21/12 3:34 PM | 5

The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul

Small town charm and big city diversity BY MARIANNE MCDONOUGH

The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul have a combined population of 3.5 million residents, making it the thirteenth largest metropolitan area in the nation. A blend of heartland America and sophistication offer residents a combination of small town charm and big city diversity. Diversity in History:

Called the “Dual Cities” in the 1870s, Minneapolis and St. Paul have common ground but unique origins. Mark Twain quipped, “St. Paul and Minneapolis were founded on the power of liquid, Minneapolis on the falls of St. Anthony, St. Paul on the power of whiskey. That’s why St. Paul was and remains today the political center.”

6 | Welcome! 2012-2013

The latter part is good humor, but Twain had it right about the history. Originally both cities drew their economy from the Mississippi River, though in vastly different ways. On the east, St. Paul established a trading and transportation gateway, while on the west, Minneapolis boomed as a lumbering and mill city.

Minneapolis ca. 1920

St Paul ca. 1910

St. Paul, the elder city, boasts a colorful past, thanks to a smart colonel and a French Canadian bootlegger. In 1805, Zebulon Pike struck a deal with Native American tribes for the territory. Shortly thereafter, Fort Snelling was built at the juncture of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers, becoming a cultural and economic hub where Dakota, Ojibwa, and French Canadian traders converged. A retired fur trader, infamous Pierre “Pig’s Eye” Parrant, ran a popular tavern in Fountain Cave just south of current downtown St. Paul, giving

impetus to the name “Pig’s Eye Landing.” In 1841, French missionary Father Lucien Galtier built St. Paul’s Chapel on the bluffs, pressing to change the name to St. Paul. As steamboats thronged to Lambert’s Landing, St. Paul became “The Last City of the East.” Later railroad magnate James J. Hill built the Great Northern Railway system, headquartered in St Paul. Meanwhile Minneapolis, “The First City of the West,” attracted a more Scandinavian

population, primarily Lutheran, who harnessed the power of majestic Saint Anthony Falls, the only natural waterfall on the Mississippi. Initially, sawmills competed from both sides of the falls, establishing Minneapolis on the west, St. Anthony on the east. By 1872, Hill’s rail service connected Minneapolis and Chicago, and Minneapolis absorbed St. Anthony. The winning combination of water power and transit established the “Mill City” as one of the largest and most prosperous milling regions in the world.

Welcome-2012_Layout 1 3/22/12 10:28 AM Page 1


Jun 1 – Sep 29

Featuring the music of ELO & Olivia Newton-John

Opens October 5! Tony Awardwinning musical classic!


Thu–Sat eves $20 & $25



952-934-1525 • 800-362-3515

Join our team. Visit our career site at to apply by searching Phone Banker & Inbound Sales Specialist.


3/26/12 2:20 PM

3/21/12 3:12 PM | 7

Diversity in Arts, Culture, and Events:

When it comes to the arts, both St. Paul and Minneapolis have flair, but each offers a different palette of choices.

Block E and Le Meredian Hotel Downtown Minneapolis / Photo: Meet Minneapolis

Diversity in Demographics and Cultures:

By the end of the nineteenth century, the most prominent ethnic groups in St. Paul were the Irish and Germans, although Swedish, Czech, Austro-Hungarian, and


mill city Magical History Tours Jackie Siewert –Tour Guide:

“The Pillsbury A Mill was designed by architect Leroy Buffington who refused to listen to engineers on the construction. Twenty years later the mill caved in at the top and bowed out at the bottom, sagging into the “S” shape it retains to this day. Rumor has it that it’s scheduled to become condos.” “The Washburn Crosby Company, precursor to General Mills, got tired of paying for advertising on radio stations, so they just started their own station, WCCO, currently a major Twin Cities multimedia station.” Betty Crocker, never a real person, was a promotional gimmick invented in 1921 by the Washburn Crosby Company (forerunner to General Mills) to share tips and recipes with homemakers. 8 | Welcome! 2012-2013

St. Paul is known for its active grass roots arts community, fifteen museums (three considered world class), and more than 52,000 theater seats. In addition to 130 art galleries city-wide, the largest concentration of live/work space for studio artists in the country resides in a renovated warehouse district. A number of celebrities grew up in St. Paul, among them literary giant, The Great Gatsby author, F. Scott Fitzgerald and American cartoonist, Charles M. Schultz, author of the comic strip Peanuts. Current resident and famed author/story teller Garrison Keillor hosts the nationallybroadcasted radio show, A Prairie Home Companion. The renowned St. Paul Chamber Orchestra performs more than 150 concerts per year. And thirteen festivals, including the Taste of Minnesota, the Irish Fair, Cinco de Mayo, and Grand Old Days, provide yearround entertainment.

Polish immigrants eventually settled there as well. In 1838, three Irish soldiers, discharged from Fort Snelling, settled in St. Paul and were the first Irish immigrants in the state. In 1851, St. Paul held its first St. Patrick’s Day parade, a tradition that now draws at least 100,000 spectators. Well into the twentieth century, Irish Catholics comprised most of the mayors and city officials. In Minneapolis, the Swedes eventually became the largest immigrated group in the city, with Norwegians second largest, and the Danish third. However, numerous other cultural groups settled there as well. The “Bohemian Flats” on the west bank of the Mississippi drew Slovaks, Poles, French Canadians, Germans and Irish. Jews from Russia, Poland, Lithuania, and Romania also made Minneapolis their home, and by 1880, a small Black population of 362 occupied the north side of the city and some of the south, eventually growing to about 4,000 by 1925.

James J. Hill house / Photo: Pat Laurel; Saint Paul CVA

The legendary St. Paul Winter Carnival, drawing about 350,000 visitors, celebrates winter, Minnesota style. Local business leaders collaborated for the first carnival in February, 1886, after a New York reporter described St. Paul as “another Siberia,

After World War II, especially during the last three decades, a significant influx of immigrants and refugees occurred from China, the Philippines, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Somalia, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. Though Mexican-Americans have tended to reside on St. Paul’s west side, recently many Latinos have chosen to live in Minneapolis. Native American celebration / Photo: Meet Minneapolis

Downtown Saint Paul and the Science Museum of Minnesota / Photo: Science Museum of Minnesota

unfit for human habitation in the winter.” Parades, contests, skiing, toboggan slides, and a spectacular, fourteen-story ice castle showcased ingenuity and hometown pride. Minneapolis sets the stage for a broad spectrum of arts with 75 professional theaters, more than 275 arts organizations, and nearly 60 museums. Among the latter are the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, considered one of the top ten comprehensive art museums in the country, the nationallyacclaimed Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, and the Weisman Art Museum. A 98-member Minnesota Orchestra, based in upscale Orchestra Hall, performs nearly 200 programs annually, including live Friday night concerts for Minnesota Public Radio. Overlooking the Mississippi, the spectacular six-story Guthrie Theater houses three stages for internationally acclaimed productions. Local composer/performer Prince, one of the city’s most prominent progenies, studied at the Minnesota Dance Theatre and helped put First Avenue on the entertainment map with the 1984 film Purple Rain.. Minneapolis provides winter entertainment with Holidazzle Parades, lighting up Nicollet Mall every Thursday through Sunday during the Thanksgiving-Christmas season. But the biggest festival in Minneapolis is the summer Aquatennial with more than 70 events, including milk carton boat races and a Torchlight Parade. In its 71st year, the Aquatennial features celebrity guests that have included Gene Autry, Vice President Richard Nixon, the Lone Ranger, Bob Barker, and millionaire Percy Ross.

Diversity in the Future:

Minneapolis prides itself for its urbanite and progressive downtown, renovated hotels, renowned cuisine, and jazz clubs. Eight miles of glassed, indoor skyways connect the city’s hub. St. Paul, on the other hand, has preserved many of its spectacular landmarks, skillfully combining Victorian and contemporary architecture. Numerous specialty shops offer a unique shopping venue. Both cities encourage ever-increasing downtown residency. And both have learned to capitalize on their mutual strengths. By 2012 the new Central Corridor light rail system will connect the two downtowns. The annual Twin Cities Marathon, recognized as one of the most beautiful urban marathons in the country, will continue to display the extraordinary features of the Cities every October.

Residents will flock to the beaches in the summer, attend outdoor concerts, and fish off bridges. When fall arrives, with its dependable “Indian summer,” the lakes will become mirrors of oranges, yellows, and reds. And people will visit apple orchards for hayrides, cider tasting, and homemade apple bakery goods. Winter will paint frostladen landscapes for skiers, skaters, and young snowman enthusiasts to enjoy. In the springtime, loons and geese will continue to return to a vast array of tulips and irises. Twin Citians cheer for their hometown heroes and attend the Great Minnesota GetTogether, the State Fair, in droves. But, to their credit, if the past indicates the future, they will value their diversity, making this locale one of the best of all places to live.

Convenience, Comfort and Value

612-554-9774 • CORPHOUSING_WRG_JS 1

4/20/12 2:40 PM | 9

Finding the right location I

f your family is relocating to the Twin Cities, or you’re just considering a move to another neighborhood, you probably already know that location is everything. The single most important fact about buying a new home is choosing the right location. Location has the greatest effect on your investment. Location affects everything from property values to commute time to making sure there’s a latte shop within walking distance. Although individuals will have different objectives in finding the right location, most people are looking for a low crime rate, nearby shopping and parks, well-maintained homes, and a reasonable commute time.

Choosing a city to suit your tastes and lifestyle

Home buyers should define what is important to them in a neighborhood and school district. Are you looking for a school and shops within walking distance? Do you see your family in an older well-established inner ring community, or a newer home in a suburban development? The Twin Cities also offers families the choice of locating to a more rural atmosphere in an outlying township.

Andover: 20 miles north of downtown Minneapolis •w • 7 63-755-5100 • ISD 11 Anoka- Hennepin

Scope out the area

Spend some time walking or driving through the neighborhood. Take note of how well homeowners keep up their homes and yards. Even something as simple as trying to make eye contact with people you encounter, will help you determine how safe and friendly the neighborhood is. Determining the age of residents in the area will help define whether the neighborhood is primarily young families, college students, or retirees. Will your family fit into the chemistry of the community?

Consider commute time

For many working adults, the amount of time spent commuting is an important factor. Try driving or taking public transportation during the time period you expect to be going to and from your job. You’ll discover fairly quickly whether you consider the level of traffic and travel time acceptable. Bus and light rail are also viable options for getting to work in the Twin Cities. Check out Metro Transit at www. for specifics. If driving on I-35W or I-394, commuters can also have a more reliable and convenient commute by choosing MnPASS Express Lanes. For a modest fee you can enjoy express travel between the suburbs and downtown Minneapolis. For more information, visit 10 | Welcome! 2012-2013


he Twin Cities offer great variety in the types of communities where you can choose to live. From the urban centers of Minneapolis and St. Paul to the rural townships in the outlying counties, you will find a city to suit your tastes and lifestyle. The following pages include information for each community, arranged by county. City websites and the name of the school districts (with ISD numbers) serving that area are included in this section.

Anoka County

Anoka: 20 miles northwest of Minneapolis •w • 7 63-576-2700 • ISD 11 Anoka-Hennepin Bethel: Northern Anoka County • 7 63-434-4366 • ISD 15 St. Francis Blaine: 11 miles north of Minneapolis •w • 7 63-784-6700 • ISD 11 Anoka-Hennepin • ISD 12 Centennial • ISD 16 Spring Lake Park • ISD 621 Mounds View Centerville: 20 minutes from St. Paul and 30 minutes from Minneapolis •w • 6 51-429-3232 • ISD 12 Centennial Circle Pines: Southeast part of county, 15 miles north of Minneapolis •w • 7 63-784-5898 • ISD 12 Centennial Columbia Heights: First-ring northern suburb of Minneapolis • 7 63-706-3600 • ISD 13 Columbia Heights Coon Rapids: North of Minneapolis along the Mississippi River • c • 7 63-755-2880 • ISD 11 Anoka Hennepin East Bethel: 22 miles from the Twin Cities, northeastern Anoka County •w • 7 63-434-9569 • ISD 15 St. Francis • ID 831 Forest Lake

Eagan: South of Twin CIties •w • 6 51-675-5000 • ISD 196 Rosemount • ISD 191 Burnsville • ISD 197 West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Farmington: 30 miles south of Minneapolis •w • 6 51-463-7111 • ISD 192 Farmington • ISD 194 Lakeville Hastings: Southeast fringe of metro area, county seat for Dakota County •w • 6 51-480-2350 • ISD 200 Hastings

Fridley: North of Minneapolis with Mississippi River on western border • 763-571-3450 • ISD 11 Anoka-Hennepin • ISD 14 Fridley • ISD 13 Columbia Heights • ISD 16 Spring Lake Park Ham Lake: 18 miles north of Minneapolis • w • 763-434-9555 • ISD 11 Anoka-Hennepin • ISD 831 Forest Lake Hilltop: North of Minneapolis • w • 763-571-2023 • ISD 13 Columbia Heights Lexington: 15 miles north of Minneapolis • w • 763-784-2792 • ISD 12 Centennial Lino Lakes: 20 minutes north of Minneapolis • w • 651-982-2400 • ISD 12 Centennial • ISD 624 White Bear Lake • ISD 831 Forest Lake Nowthen: Northwest corner of Anoka County • w • 763-441-1347 • ISD 15 St. Francis Oak Grove: Northern Anoka County • w • 763-753-1920 • ISD St. Francis • ISD 11 Anoka-Hennepin Ramsey: Northwestern Anoka County • w • 763-427-1410 • ISD 11 Anoka-Hennepin St. Francis: Northern edge of Anoka County • w • 763-753-2630 • ISD 15 St. Francis

Spring Lake Park: 15 miles northeast of Twin Cities • w • 763-784-6491 • ISD 16 Spring Lake Park

Carver County Chanhassen: 17 miles southwest of Twin Cities • w • 952-227-1100 • ISD 112 Chaska • ISD 276 Minnetonka Chaska: Southwestern metro area • w • 952-448-9200 • ISD 112 Chaska Waconia: 30 miles west of Twin Cities • w • 952-442-2184 • ISD 110 Waconia Watertown: Western fringe of Twin Cities • w • 952-955-2681 • ISD 111 Watertown-Mayer Victoria: Western edge of the Twin Cities • w • 952-443-4210 • ISD 276 Minnetonka • ISD 110 Waconia • ISD 112 Chaska

Dakota County

Inver Grove Heights: Five miles south of St. Paul •w • 6 51-450-2500 • ISD 199 Inver Grove Lakeville: 20 miles south of Twin Cities • • 952-9852-4400 • ISD 194 Lakeville • ISD 196 Rosemount-Apple ValleyEagan • ISD 192 Farmington Lilydale: Between Mendota and Mendota Heights •w • 6 51-457-2316 • ISD 197 West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Mendota: South of Twin Cities •w • 6 51-454-0019 • ISD 197 West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Mendota Heights: First ring suburb south of St. Paul •w • 6 51-452-1850 • ISD 197 West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Rosemount: South suburban area •w • 6 51-423-4411 • ISD 196 Rosemount-Apple ValleyEagan South St. Paul: South of St. Paul •w • 6 51-554-3200 • ISD 6 South St. Paul

Apple Valley: South-central suburb

Sunfish Lake: Entirely residential neighborhood south of Twin Cities •w • 6 51-681-2300 • ISD 197 West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan

Burnsville: South of Minneapolis • w • 952-895-4400 • ISD 191 Burnsville • ISD 196 Rosemount-Apple ValleyEagan • ISD 194 Lakeville

South of St. Paul •w • 6 51-552-4100 • ISD 197 West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan

of Twin Cities • w • 952-952-2500 • ISD 196 Rosemount-Apple ValleyEagan

Goodhue County Red Wing: Southeast of Twin Cities •w • 6 51-385-3600 • ISD 256 Red Wing

Hennepin County Bloomington: Southern suburb of Minneapolis •w • 9 52-563-8700 • ISD 271 Bloomington Brooklyn Center: North of downtown Minneapolis •w • 7 63-569-3300 • ISD 286 Brooklyn Center • ISD 281 Robbinsdale • ISD 279 Osseo • ISD 11 Anoka-Hennepin Brooklyn Park: West bank of Mississippi River in northern Hennepin County •w • 7 63-424-8000 • ISD 279 Osseo • ISD 11 Anoka-Hennepin • ISD 281 Robbinsdale Champlin: Northwest of Minneapolis •w • 7 63-421-8100 • ISD 11 Anoka-Hennepin Corcoran: Northwest corner of Hennepin County •w • 7 63-420-2288 • ISD 879 Delano • ISD 883 Rockford • ISD 284 Wayzata • ISD 877 Buffalo • ISD 279 Osseo


where to live

The mantra of real estate agents often is: location, location, location. Most real estate professionals agree that homes can increase or decrease in value due to location. It’s the number one rule in real estate. You can buy the right home in the wrong location. You can change the structure, remodel it or alter the home’s layout, but ordinarily, you cannot move it. It’s attached to the land. The best locations are those in prime spots such as: • Within top-rated school districts • Close to outdoor recreation and nature • Homes with a view. • Near entertainment and shopping • Near public transportation, health care and jobs | 11

Minnetrista: West end of Lake Minnetonka •w • 9 52-446-1660 • ISD 879 Delano • ISD 110 Waconia, • ISD 111 Watertown • ISD 272 Westonka Mound: West of Twin Cities at end of County Road 15 •w • 9 52-472-0600 • ISD 277 Westonka

Aerial view of the Mississippi River and downtown Minneapolis

Crystal: First ring suburb, 15 minutes northwest of Minneapolis • w • 763-531-1000 • ISD 281 Robbinsdale

Loretto: Western part of Hennepin County, 25 miles west of Twin Cities • w • 763-479-4305 • ISD 879 Delano

Dayton: Northernmost city in Hennepin County • w • 763-427-4589 • ISD 11 Anoka-Hennepin • ISD 279 Osseo • ISD 728 Elk River

Maple Grove: Northwest of downtown Minneapolis • w • 763-4 94-6000 • ISD 279 Osseo

Eden Prairie: 12 miles southwest of downtown Minneapolis • w • 952-949-8300 • ISD 272 Eden Prairie Edina: Southwestern edge of Minneapolis • w • 952-927-8861 • ISD 273 Edina Excelsior: 20-minutes west of Minneapolis on Lake Minnetonka • w • 952-474-5233 • ISD 276 Minnetonka Golden Valley: West of downtown Minneapolis • w • 763-593-8000 • ISD 281 Robbinsdale • ISD 270 Hopkins Greenfield: Western edge of Hennepin County, 20 miles from Twin Cities • w • 763-477-6464 • ISD 877 Buffalo • ISD 883 Rockford • ISD 879 Delano Hopkins: West of the South Minneapolis residential area • w • 952-935-8474 • ISD 270 Hopkins Long Lake: West central Hennepin County at the edge of Twin Cities • w • 952-473-6961 • ISD 278 Orono 12 | Welcome! 2012-2013

Maple Plain: 25 miles west of Minneapolis on U.S. Highway 12 • w • 763-479-0515 • ISD 278 Orono Medicine Lake: Completely surrounded by the city of Plymouth, forming a peninsula on Medicine Lake • w • 763-542-9701 • ISD 284 Wayzata Medina: Western edge of Hennepin County, 20 miles from Minneapolis • w • 763-473-4643 • ISD 284 Wayzata • ISD 278 Orono • ISD 879 Delano • ISD 883 Rockford Minneapolis: Largest city in Minnesota, often referred to as the “City of Lakes” • w • 612-673-2100 • ISD 1 Minneapolis Minnetonka: West of Minneapolis, adjacent to Lake Minnetonka • w • 952-939-8200 • ISD 276 Minnetonka • ISD 270 Hopkins • ISD 284 Wayzata Minnetonka Beach: North-central region of Lake Minnetonka, west of Minneapolis • w • 952-471-8878 • ISD 278 Orono

New Hope: Seven miles northwest of Minneapolis •w • 7 63-531-5100 • ISD 281 Robbinsdale Orono: Lake Minnetonka community •w • 9 52-249-4600 • ISD 278 Orono • ISD 277 Westonka • ISD 284 Wayzata • ISD 276 Minnetonka Osseo: Northeastern Hennepin County •w • 7 63-425-2624 • ISD 279 Osseo Plymouth: Third-ring suburb 12 miles west of downtown Minneapolis •w • 7 63-509-5000 • ISD 279 Osseo • ISD 284 Wayzata • ISD 281 Robbinsdale • ISD 270 Hopkins Richfield: Close to 35W, I-494 and Crosstown 62 •w • 6 12-861-9700 • ISD 280 Richfield Robbinsdale: Northeast Hennepin County, 15 minutes from downtown Minneapolis •w • 7 63-537-4534 • ISD 281 Robbinsdale Rockford: Border of Hennepin and Wright counties, 30 miles west of Minneapolis •w • 7 63-477-6565 • ISD 883 Rockford Rogers and the Town of Hassan: 15 miles northwest of Minneapolis on Interstate 94 •w • 7 63-428-2253 • ISD 728 Elk River • ISD 279 Osseo/Maple Grove • ISD 877 Buffalo St. Bonifacius: At intersection of Highway 7 and County Road 92 in southwest Hennepin County •w • 9 52-446-1061 • ISD 110 Waconia

St. Louis Park: West of downtown Minneapolis •w • 9 52-924-2500 • ISD 283 St. Louis Park Shorewood: Western suburb about 25 minutes from Minneapolis •w or • 9 52-960-7900 • ISD 276 Minnetonka • ISD 277 Westonka Spring Park: Stretches along County Road 15 west of Minnetonka Beach and Orono •w • 9 52-471-9051 • ISD 277 Westonka Tonka Bay: Between upper and lower bodies of Lake Minnetonka in western Hennepin County •w • 9 52-474-7994 • ISD 276 Minnetonka Wayzata: 11 miles west of Minneapolis on NE shores of Lake Minnetonka •w • 9 52-473-0234 • ISD 284

Ramsey County Arden Hills: Northwest of St. Paul •w • 6 52-792-7800 • ISD 621 Mounds View • ISD 623 Roseville Falcon Heights: 5 minutes from both downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul •w • 6 51-792-7600 • ISD 623 Roseville Lauderdale: First-ring suburb in western Ramsey County •w • 6 52-792-7650 • ISD 623 Roseville Little Canada: NE hub of metro freeways, minutes from downtown St. Paul, and 15 minutes from downtown Minneapolis •w • 6 51-766-4029 • ISD 624 White Bear Lake Maplewood: First-ring suburb north and east of St. Paul •w • 6 51-249-2000 • ISD 622 North St. Paul • ISD 623 Roseville • ISD 624 White Bear Lake Mounds View: Off Interstate 35W on State Highway 10 •w • 7 63-717-4000 • ISD 621 Mounds View

North Branch Isanti 169



Saint Francis



Center Lindstrom City




Chisago City


East Bethel

Big Lake

Oak Grove Elk River







61 8

Monticello Otsego



Ham Lake



Forest Lake 95





Saint Michael





Future S tate Hw y.


Loretto Plymouth



Maple Plain Independence



Long Lake



wn Mound

Hopkins Minnetonka




Eden Prairie








West Saint Paul



Lakeland Lake Saint Cro Afton Saint Marys


Mendota Mendota Heights



52 156

South Saint Paul Newport

Sunfish Lake 3 55




Inver Grove Heights

Saint Paul Park

Cottage Grove


61 77





Oak Park Heights Bayport














62 212






Waconia 284












Brooklyn Park

Saint Louis Park


Tonka Bay Greenwood Shorewood

Saint Bonifacius

Circle Pines Lexington




Woodland Spring Park




Marine on Sa



Spring 10 Shoreview Lake Park Mounds View Dellwood 252 North Oaks Fridley Arden Hills Brooklyn Center 244 New 10 Mahtomedi 96 61 Brighton Vadnais Birchwood Heights Gem White Grant 169 Hilltop Lake Bear Village Willernie Crystal Columbia New Pine Lake Heights Little 51 Hope Springs 65 Saint Roseville Canada Robbinsdale North 36 Anthony 100 Saint 36 Paul 47 Maplewood Lauderdale 5 Golden Valley 120 Falcon 55 Lake Elmo Heights Oakdale



Coon Rapids


Maple Grove Osseo






Lino Lakes












Apple Valley

Prior Lake






13 169








Jordan 25




Belle Plaine

50 3




New Market Elko

New Prague




52 316

New Trier




56 20

Randolph | 13 Cannon Falls


Sherburne County Elk River: County seat, 35 miles northwest of Minneapolis •w • 7 63-635-1000 • ISD 728 Elk River

Washington County Afton: 15 miles east of downtown St. Paul •w • 6 51-436-5090 • ISD 834 Stillwater

Downtown Saint Paul

New Brighton: Central northern suburb within minutes of downtown areas • w • 763-717-4000 • ISD 621 Mounds View

Rice County

North Oaks: Northeast of St. Paul • w • 651-792-7750 • ISD 622 North St. Paul-Maplewood

Scott County

North St. Paul: 10 miles northeast of downtown St. Paul • w • 651-747-2400 • ISD 622 North St. Paul-Maplewood Roseville: Northern boundary of St. Paul, 10-minute drive from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul • w • 651-792-7000 • ISD 621 Mounds View • ISD 623 Roseville Saint Paul: Minnesota’s state capital, home to more institutions of higher learning than any city west of Boston • w • 651-266-8688 • ISD 625 St. Paul Shoreview: 10 miles from downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis • ISD 621 Mounds View • ISD 623 Roseville • w • 651-490-4650 Vadnais Heights: On I-35E and I-694 north of St. Paul • w • 651-204-6000 • ISD 624 White Bear Lake • ISD 621 Mounds View White Bear Lake: Northeastern fringe of metro area • w • 651-429-8526 • ISD 624 White Bear Lake

14 | Welcome! 2012-2013

Northfield: On shores of Cannon River, south of Minneapolis-St. Paul • w • 507-645-8833 • ISD 659 Northfield

Belle Plaine: In the Minnesota River Valley southwest of Minneapolis • w ww.belleplaine • 952-873-5553 • ISD 716 Belle Plaine Elko-New Market: Off interstate I-35 30 miles south of Minneapolis • w • 952-461-2777 • ISD 194 Lakeville • ISD 721 New Prague Jordan: South of the Minnesota River in Scott County, 20 miles SW of Twin Cities • w • 952-492-2535 • ISD 717 Jordan New Prague: 40 miles SW of Twin Cities, on border of Scott and LeSueur counties • w • 952-758-4401 • ISD 721 New Prague Prior Lake: Southwest suburb of Minneapolis • w • 952-447-9800 • ISD 719 Prior Lake-Savage Savage: SW suburb 20 miles from downtown Minneapolis, and 25 miles from downtown St. Paul • w • 952-882-2660 • ISD 191 Burnsville • ISD 719 Prior Lake-Savage • ISD 720 Shakopee Shakopee: SE edge of metro, 30 miles from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul • w • 952-233-9300 • ISD 720 Shakopee

Bayport: On St. Croix River one mile south of Stillwater •w • 6 51-275-4404 • ISD 834 Stillwater Cottage Grove: 15 miles southeast of the Minneapolis-St. Paul •w • 6 51-458-2800 • ISD 833 South Washington Dellwood: Northeastern edge of White Bear Lake •w • 6 51-429-1356 • ISD 832 Mahtomedi Forest Lake: 25 miles north of downtown metro area on I-35 ISD 831 Forest Lake •w • 6 51-464-3550 Hugo: 14 miles north of downtown St. Paul on border of metro area •w • 6 51-762-6300 • ISD 624 White Bear Lake • ISD 834 Stillwater • ISD 831 Forest Lake • ISD 832 Mahtomedi Lake Elmo: East of I-694, south of Highway 26, north of I-94 •w • 6 51-777-5510 • ISD 834 Stillwater Lakeland: On the St. Croix River,

16 miles east of St. Paul •w •6  51-436-4430 • ISD 834 Stillwater

Mahtomedi: 20-minute commute to metro area, east shore of White Bear Lake •w • 6 51-426-3344 • ISD 832 Mahtomedi • ISD 624 White Bear Lake • ISD 834 Stillwater • ISD 831 Forest Lake Marine on the St. Croix: 12 miles NW of metro area, north of Stillwater, and 15 miles south of Taylors Falls •w • 6 51-433-3636 • ISD 834 Stillwater

Newport: 15-minute drive northeast of Twin Cities •w • 6 51-459-5677 • ISD 833 South Washington Oakdale: Eastern side of Twin Cities metro area •w • 6 51-739-5086 • ISD 622 North St. Paul-Maplewood Oak Park Heights: 20 miles east of St. Paul, on the St. Croix River •w • 6 51-439-4439 • ISD 834 Stillwater Stillwater: 20 miles east of downtown St. Paul, on St. Croix River •w • 6 51-430-8800 • ISD 834 Stillwater St. Paul Park: 15 minutes east of Mall of America •w • 6 51-459-9785 • ISD 833 South Washington Woodbury: Eastern side of metro area •w • 6 51-714-3500 • ISD 622 North St. Paul-MaplewoodOakdale • ISD 833 South Washington • ISD 834 Stillwater

Wright County Albertville: 25 miles northwest of downtown Minneapolis •w • 7 63-497-3384 • ISD 885 St. Michael-Albertville Buffalo: County seat for Wright County, northwest of metro area •w • 7 63-682-1181 • ISD Buffalo-Hanover Montrose Delano: 27 miles from downtown Minneapolis on US Hwy 12 , SE corner of Wright County •w • 7 63-972-0550 • ISD 879 Delano Hanover: Northwest of metro area, partially in Wright and Hennepin Counties •w • 7 63-497-3777 • ISD 877 Buffalo • ISD 883 Rockford Otsego: Located on Mississippi River in Wright County •w • 7 63-441-4414 • ISD 728 Elk River • ISD 885 St. Michael-Albertville St. Michael: 15 miles northwest of metropolitan area •w • 7 63-497-2041 • ISD 728 Elk River • ISD 885 St. Michael-Albertville

Excellence in education M

innesota public and private schools provide quality education and each school offers a unique learning experience. It is important to consider all of the elements that contribute to a school’s overall effectiveness when picking your child’s school. When making educational choices it is important to consider general criteria and the type of school experience you want for your child, such as academic and arts programs, support services, age of school, location, available transportation and extracurricular opportunities. You might also consider your family values and other priorities important to you and your child. Call, write, or visit the district administrative office for answers to questions such as: • What is the district’s stated mission and goals? • What is the student enrollment in the district; in each school; overall teacher/pupil ratio? •W  hat is the percentage of teachers with advanced degrees? • What are some recent accomplishments of the district? • What are some current issues facing the district? • What is the level of community support for the school district? • What is the level of student achievement in the district? • What support services are available in the district?

Once you’ve narrowed your search to one or two districts, contact the individual schools where your children would attend. Request a parent handbook, student handbook, a school newsletter, and information about the school’s parent organizations. Ask if you and your child may visit the school. During your visit, walk through the school and determine if you and your child feel welcome. Do the staff and students appear to be happy and friendly? Does the school seem to be well organized and reflect a sense of purpose. Overall, you should get a good sense of the school by just being in the building, by listening to students and teachers interact, and by asking lots of questions. And in the end, you should walk away feeling that this is the right educational choice for your child.

Public Schools

In Minnesota, public schools are organized into independent school districts. More than 50 districts serve the seven-county metropolitan area. In addition to providing traditional elementary, junior high and high school programs, each district can offer specialized instruction programs for various student-learning styles. These programs include special education for students with disabilities, gifted and talented programs, and alternative high school

programs for students who have left school or do not feel comfortable in the traditional setting. Magnet schools, Open Enrollment, Post Secondary options and charter schools provide expanded learning opportunities in language, science and the arts. In 1991, Minnesota was the first state to pass charter school legislation. The first charter school in the United States, City Academy, opened in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1992. There are 141 charter schools in operation, and half of them are located in or around the Twin Cities. Charter schools often have a particular approach to education or focus for their programs that differentiate them from other schools. For example, some charter schools focus on experiential learning, or Core Knowledge, or project-based learning, or technology. Often, charter schools have smaller enrollments than neighboring district schools offering smaller class sizes and lower student to teacher ratios. For more information about charter schools: Call 651-644-0432 or visit www. The following pages include information for each public school district, arranged by county. | 15

Not for school, but for life. At Visitation school we understand the importance of your child’s education and the challenges of relocation. We are uniquely qualified to provide your family an educational community that honors your child’s individual needs and fosters intellectual curiosity and gentle spirituality – gifts that last a lifetime.

StPaulSchool_WRG_MS 1

3/28/12 3:51 PM

Blake_WRG_MS 1

3/20/12 4:00 PM

Visitation offers a first-rate education, combining a rich Catholic tradition, stateof-the-art facilities and a rigorous curriculum. For information call 651-683-1700 or visit

Coed PK – grade 6 All- girls, college preparatory school grades 7-12 16 | Welcome! 2012-2013 VISITATION_WRG_JS 1

4/4/12 3:53 PM

Anoka County Anoka-Hennepin

Metro Area School Districts

Centennial Columbia Heights Fridley St. Francis Spring Lake Park Elk River Northwest Passage High PACT Charter

Carver County Chaska Norwood Young America Waconia Watertown-Mayer World Learner

Dakota County Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Eagan-Mendota Heights-West St. Paul Farmington Hastings Intermediate District 917 Inver Grove Heights Lakeville

Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan




Enrollment Fee a $150 Value

South St. Paul Paideia Academy Sobriety High Tarek Ibn Ziyad

For New Students With This Ad

17297 Glacier Way • Rosemount/Lakeville (near Cedar & Dodd) full day kindergarten option athletics weekly chapel

full day pre-k option

small class sizes

band + orchestra

bible classes

extended school k4-8th grade christian education day program

Christ-centered environment | 952.953.4155 CHACADEMY_WRG_JS 1

3/21/12 3:21 PM | 17














What makes Calvin Christian School special? Your child! We’re small enough that your son or daughter has a special place here —but we have a big academic vision and a rich, biblical

Bloomington Public Schools Award winning schools & staff. State-wide leader in early childhood education. Internationally recognized gifted & talented programs. Building technological leaders.

worldview. Since 1961 Christian parents have partnered with outstanding teachers to provide excellent, God-honoring education at Calvin Christian School. Call today for more information or to schedule a visit. Edina - Blaine - Fridley


Calvin_WRG_JS 1

3/5/12 10:16 PM


3/8/12 12:11 PM

See why BPS leads. Call 952-681-6403

18 | Welcome! 2012-2013 ISD271_WRG_JS 1

3/26/12 2:28 PM

Goodhue County


Excell Academy for Higher Learning

Minnesota Online High

Red Wing

St. Anthony-New Brighton

Four Directions

Minnesota Transitions Charter

Hennepin County

St. Louis Park

Fraser Academy

New City


Friendship Academy of Fine Arts

New Millennium Academy


International Spanish Language Academy

New Visions School

Bloomington Brooklyn Center Eden Prairie Edina Hopkins Intermediate School ISD 287 Minneapolis Minnetonka Orono Osseo Richfield Robbinsdale

Ascension Academy

Kaleidoscope Charter

Augsburg Fairview Academy for Health Careers

Learning For Leadership

Aurora Charter

Lighthouse Academy of Nations

Beacon Academy

Lincoln International High

Cedar Riverside Community

LoveWorks Academy

Dunwoody Academy

Main Street School of Performing Arts

Eagle Ridge Academy El Colegio Charter Emily O. Goodridge Greay Accelerated Charter

Noble Academy Odyssey Charter Partnership Academy Perpich Center for Arts Education Prairie Seeds Academy Sage Academy Charter School Seven Hills Classical Academy

Metropolitan Learning Alliance

Sojourner Truth Academy

Minneapolis Academy

Southside Family Charter

Minnesota Internship Center

Stonebridge Community

MINNETONKA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Focused on World-Class Child-Centered Excellence

When it’s time to make a decision about your child’s education, look to Minnetonka Public Schools. - Outstanding Student Achievement - Small Class Sizes - National Leader in Classroom Technology - Chinese or Spanish Immersion Options - Among the Top High Schools in America (Washington Post)

You want the best education for your child. So do we. Compare Minnetonka schools to any public or private schools. Call or visit today!

952.401.5000 MinnetonkaPublic_WRG_KR 1 SWashington_WRG_MS 1

3/20/12 3:57 PM

3/27/12 12:07| PM 19

Twin Cities German Immersion


Urban Academy

St. Michael Albertville

Yinghua Academy

Elk River

Rice County


Northfield 507-663-0600

Private Schools

ARTech Charter Prairie Creek Community

Scott County Belle Plaine Jordan New Prague Prior Lake-Savage Twin Cities International Elementary

Community of Peace Academy


Watershed High

Community School of Excellence

Sherburne County

Wooden Institute for Student Excellence

Concordia Creative Learning Academy

Elk River


Cyber Village Academy


Dugsi Academy

Elk River

Face to Face Academy

Ramsey County

Great River

Mounds View

Higher Ground Academy

North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale

High School for Recording Arts


Hmong Academy

Saint Paul

HOPE Community Academy

White Bear Lake

Jennings Experiential High

Academia Cesar Chavez

Metro Deaf

Academy for Sciences & Agriculture

Minnesota North Star Academy

Achieve Language Academy

New Spirit

Avalon Charter

Nova Classical Academy

BlueSky Charter

Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists

City Academy High

20 | Welcome! 2012-2013

Twin Cities Academy

Washington County Forest Lake Mahtomedi South Washington County Stillwater Also in Washington County: Lakes International Language Academy Math and Science Academy New Heights Charter 651-439-1962 North Lakes Academy Charter Middle St. Croix Preparatory Academy Valley Crossing Community

Wright County Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Delano

Approximately 10 percent of Minnesota children attend private or independent K-12 schools. In addition to offering an education alternative, this hearty percentage reduces the tax strain of the public school system. The terminology associated with private schools can sometimes be confusing. Consider this glossary: • P rivate schools - Schools that are run by an individual or agency other than a governmental entity. Private schools can be religious or secular. • Independent schools - Generally, this term refers to schools that teach a particular religion or belief under an independent administration. • P arochial schools - While not all Catholic schools are parochial, only Catholic parishes run parochial schools. •N  onpublic schools - This term encompasses all private and independent schools and home schools. The state government uses this term to distinguish K-12 schools outside the public school system. Despite the tuition and fees associated with private schools, private education has expanded and become within reach for students with disadvantaged socioeconomic status. Some of the thanks goes to the Minnesota Independent School Forum (MISF), a non-profit organization forged collectively by civic, education and business leaders in the community. The MISF currently serves 40 independent high schools, which serve nearly 15,000 students across Minnesota. Students at a MISF school have a nearly 100 percent graduation rate, and 80 percent of high school graduates go on to college. For more information, contact MISF at 651297-6716 or visit The following pages include information for each private school, arranged by county.

Anoka County Al-Amal Anoka Seventh Day Adventist

Calvin Christian

Carver County

Coon Rapids Baptist

Chapel Hill Academy

Cross of Christ Lutheran

Emanuel Lutheran

Epiphany Education Center


Grace Lutheran

Guardian Angels

Minnesota Renaissance

Holy Family Catholic High

Mount Olive

La Petite Academy

Northside Christian

Mayer Lutheran High

St. Francis Christian

Southwest Christian High

St. Stephen

St. Bernard

Totino Grace High

St. Hubert’s Catholic

Trinity Lutheran

St. John’s Lutheran

Woodcrest Baptist Academy

St. Joseph Catholic

Zion Lutheran

Trinity Lutheran

Blessed Trinity Catholic School Pre School-Grade 8 Richfield, MN 612-866-6906

Clearly Catholic Intentionally Inclusive Academically Excellent

Zion Lutheran


3/12/12 3:49 PM

Training, Inspiring, & Educating Tomorrow’s Godly Leaders

Bethany Academy Bethany Academy

K-12 Christian Education 4300 West 98th Street Bloomington, MN 55437 952.831.8686, ext. 111 HOPKINSPUBLIC_WRG_KR 1 | 21

3/27/12 2:33 PM BA Welcome Ad D.indd 1 1 BETHANY_WRG_KR

2/8/11 3:24 4/2/12 9:39 PM AM

Goodhue County

Lake Country

St. Vincent De Paul

Concordia Immanuel Lutheran

Life Academy

Step by Step Montessori

All Saints Catholic

St. John’s Lutheran

Maranatha Christian Academy

Torah Academy

All-Star Montessori

St. Joseph’s Catholic

Mary Queen of Peace

Trinity First Lutheran

Becks Montessori

Hennepin County

Metropolitan Open

Trinity School at River Ridge

Berea Lutheran

Academy of Holy Angels

Minneapolis Jewish Day


Christian Heritage Academy


Minnehaha Academy

Christian Life


West Lutheran High Watershed High

Convent of the Visitation

Benilde-St. Margaret’s

Crown of Life Lutheran

Bethany Academy

Faithful Shepherd Catholic School


First Baptist

Blessed Trinity - Richfield

Good Shepherd Lutheran

Bloomington Lutheran

Holy Trinity


Living Word Academy

Calvary Memorial

Pine Harbor Christian Academy

Calvin Christian

Ramalynn Montessori

Carondelt Catholic

Southview Christian

Cedarcrest Academy

St. Croix Lutheran High

Chesterton Academy

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic

City of the Lakes Waldorf

St. John the Baptist

Concordia Academy Bloomington

St. John Vianney

De La Salle

St. Joseph’s Catholic


St. Joseph

Fourth Baptist Christian

St. Mathias

Good Shepherd School

St. Michael 651-457-2510

Groves Academy

Zion Lutheran

Dakota County

St. Thomas Academy Tesseract Trinity Lone Oak Lutheran

22 | Welcome! 2012-2013

Heritage Christian Academy Holy Family Academy Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic

Minnetonka Christian Academy Mt. Hope-Redemption Nativity of Mary Odyssey Charter Our Lady of Grace Our Lady of Peace Our Lady of the Lake Our Savior’s Lutheran Pilgrim Lutheran Pope John Paul Catholic Providence Academy Redeemer Lutheran 952-473-5356 Risen Christ Sacred Heart St. Alphonsus St. Bartholomew St. Charles Borromeo St. David St. Helena St. John the Baptist St. Peter’s Lutheran

International School of Minnesota

St. Raphael 763-504-9450

King of Grace Lutheran

St. Therese

Ramsey County Apostolic Christian Academy Capital City Advent Christian Central Lutheran Concordia Academy Cretin-Derham Hall Faith Baptist Christian Friends School of Minnesota Gethsemane Lutheran Highland Catholic Hill-Murray Holy Childhood Holy Spirit King of Kings Lutheran Liberty Classical Academy Lubavitch Chedar Day Maternity of Mary/St. Andrew Minnesota Waldorf Mounds Park Academy Nativity of Our Lord North Heights Christian Academy Oak Hill Montessori Presentation of the B.V. M.

St. Agnes Elementary

St. Pascal

Prior Lake Christian

Washington County

St. Bernard’s

St. Paul Academy-Summit

St. John the Baptist

Hope Christian Academy

St. Francis/St. James United

St. Paul Academy-Summit

St. John the Baptist

New Life Academy

St. Jerome

St. Peter

St. Michael’s Catholic

North Lakes Charter Academy

St. John the Baptist

St. Pius X/Holy Family

St. Paul’s Lutheran

St. Ambrose

St. John the Evangelist

St. Rose of Lima

St. Wenceslaus

St. Andrew

St. John’s Lutheran

Talmud Torah

Shakopee Area Catholic

St. Croix Catholic

St. Mark

Rice County

Sherburne County

St. Mary of the Lake

St. Dominic

St. Andrews Catholic

St. Peter’s Catholic School

St. Matthew

Scott County

St. Johns Lutheran School

Salem Lutheran

St. Odilia Parish

Our Lady of the Prairie

St. Jude


Wright County St. Michael Catholic

HIGHLAND_WRG_KR 1 | 23 3/20/12 4:06 PM

Furry friends find comfort living in the Twin Cities We love our furry friends and the Twin Cities area is very pet friendly. Pet owners are loaded with local resources including veterinarians, groomers, pet sitters, seminars, dog parks, and more. There is even a local magazine devoted specifically to dog owners in the Twin Cities, TC Dog.

Dining with your pet

More restaurants are warming up to having four-legged guests along with their humans. You and your pooch are both welcome at Moose & Sadie’s where you can take advantage of the down-to-earth friendly atmosphere and coffee-shop style food. Cesare’s Wine Bar offers scrumptious Italian fare and over 400 wine selections; it also boasts an outdoor deck with room outside the food area just for pets. At Isle’s Bun & Coffee Company, your pup can enjoy a complimentary dog biscuit while you chomp down on a mouth-watering cinnamon pastry.

24 | Welcome! 2012-2013

Bring the kids and your pup to the Vali-Hi drive-in movie theater in Lake Elmo; enjoy the outdoor night sky, popcorn, and a triple-feature while your dog chews on a complimentary bone.

Pet Gear

Bone Adventure, with locations in Wayzata, Edina, and Minneapolis, is the place to shop for high-end pet gear and grooming tools. You’ll also find several Petco and PetSmart locations scattered throughout the Twin Cities area.

Dog Parks

There are currently over 40 dog parks in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Most have disposal bags, grassy areas, trees, and benches or tables for owners to rest. Some parks have fully fenced areas for offleash play, separate areas for small dogs, or river access and ponds for the four-legged swimmers in the bunch. Some parks are free of charge while others require permit fees. Franklin Terrace is a 1.6 acre fully fenced dog park in downtown Minneapolis; furry friends and their humans could easily get lost in the woods here. Minnehaha Park is

a 4.3-acre park that is partially fenced and heavily treed with access to the Mississippi River; it is easily one of the most popular dog parks in the area. The Alimagnet Park in Burnsville is a special park designed for small dogs or special needs dogs such as those that are timid or elderly. Although you can find dog parks all over the Twin Cities, wintry weather conditions often force dogs and owners to stay inside. In New Hope, our furry friends can enjoy an indoor and outdoor off leash members-only dog park year-round. Dog City Dog Park even provides all your park needs, such as tennis balls, Kongs, Tugs, water and bags. Members have unlimited access to the 27,000 square feet facility 24-hours a day. There are almost 50 official dog parks in the Twin Cities metro area where Fido can run free. Here’s a sampling of dog parks in the Twin Cities:

Bloomington • Bloomington Off-Leash Recreation

Brooklyn Park • Brookdale Park Off-Leash Dog Exercise

Burnsville • Alimagnet Dog Park

Chanhassen • Lake Minnewashta Regional Park OffLeash

Coates • Dakota Woods Dog Park

Coon Rapids • Trackside Dog Park

Crystal • Bassett Creek Park Hockey Rink Off-Leash • Iron Horse Dog Park • Valley Place Off-Leash • Welcome Dog Park

Eden Prairie • Bryant Lake Dog Park • Flying Cloud Dog Park • Crestwood Park Hockey Rink • Edenvale Park Hockey Rink Off-Leash • Homeward Hills Park Hockey Rink • Preserve Park Hockey Rink Off-Leash • Staring Lake Dog Park

Edina • Van Valkenburg Park Off-Leash

Excelsior • Lake Minnewashta Regional Park Off-Leash

Fridley • Locke County Dog Park

Hanover • Crow-Hassan Park Reserve Off-Leash

Maple Grove • Elm Creek Dog Park

Maplewood • Battle Creek Off-Leash Dog Park

Minneapolis • Columbia Dog Park • Franklin Terrace Dog Park • Gateway Dog Park • Lake of the Isles Dog Park • Loring Park Dog Park • Minnehaha Dog Park • North Loop Dog Play Area • St. Anthony Parkway Dog Park

Plymouth • Egan Dog Park

Prior Lake • Cleary Lake Regional Dog Park

Rockford • Lake Sarah Dog Park

Rogers • Crow-Hassan Dog Park

Rosemount • Schwartz Pond Dog Park

Roseville • Woodview Dog Park

St. Louis Park

• Bass Lake Dog Park • Cedar Knoll Off-Leash Dog Park • Dakota Park Off-Leash Dog Park

St. Paul

• Arlington Dog Park • Kaposia Landing Off-Leash

Maplewood • Battle Creek Dog Park

Rockford • Lake Sarah Regional Park Off-Leash


• Dakota Woods Dog Park

Shoreview • Rice Creek Dog Park


• Carver Park Reserve Off-Leash

White Bear Lake • Otter Lake Dog Park


• Dale Road Open Space Off-Leash With the recent trend of urban living, the downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul areas are overwhelmed with pet owners. To meet the demand for more pet-friendly areas closer to home, private and public groups have partnered together to plan out several new dog parks or pet areas for the downtown area. In addition to dog parks, you’ll find numerous parks and neighborhoods with walking trails where pets are allowed. Always be sure to keep your dog on a leash and pick up after your pet. | 25

also helps your dog keep one eye on you at all times! • Make sure your dog is safe around adults, children, and other dogs. If your dog is a danger to anyone, he should not be at the park. If your dog is possessive of toys or food, guide your dog away from the things he guards. • Supervise your children at the dog park. Children should not be allowed to run at the park, as this may cause dogs to chase and nip or even bite them. Always have your kids ask for permission before petting a strange dog. • Don’t punish someone else’s dog. If a strange dog jumps on you, turn away and ignore the dog. Do not feed strange dogs treats because they may guard food from your own dog. • Consider your dog’s personality. Just like kids, some dogs are tough bullies and others are timid. Be sure your dog is truly having fun at the dog park and not spoiling anyone else’s good time, either. • Never bring a dog in heat into the dog park. The best dog park dogs are spayed or neutered, as they are less likely to roam or get into fights with others. • Make sure your dog is healthy. Be sure he is up-to-date on his vaccinations and clear of any internal or external parasites.

Pet-friendly places to live

Dog park etiquette

Dogs need exercise in order to be wellbehaved companions, especially in their first few years of life. We no longer live in areas where dogs come and go as they please, so exercising them can be a challenge. Fortunately, the Twin Cities has many wonderful dog parks where you can let your dog run off leash to play and romp to his heart’s content! Dog parks also help keep our dogs’ social skills up to par. There are more households that have dogs than those that don’t and we run into people with dogs all the time. It’s imperative for dogs to be able to communicate and interact normally with members of their own species. Here are some tips for dog park etiquette for you, your children and your pet. • Always clean up after your dog.

26 | Welcome! 2012-2013

•D  ogs under 25 pounds should only use dog parks that contain small dog areas – if a small dog slips and squeals while being chased by others, he may be perceived as a prey animal and could be attacked. Be your small dog’s advocate and keep safety first! • T rain your dog! Make sure your dog will come when called, sit to put his leash on, and not jump up on strangers. If your dog is lacking these skills, consider taking your dog through the Minnesota Valley Humane Society’s Canine U Better Dog 1 class. Contact the Minnesota Valley Humane Society located at 952-894-5000. • Keep moving! Though it’s fine to chat with other dog parents, it’s good to walk around so your dog does not start to guard territory from new dogs that appear. This

You’ll also find many pet-friendly places to live in the downtown areas of Minneapolis-Saint Paul. A few of the pet friendly buildings that cater to dog lovers and have built on-site dog runs include: Grant Park Skyscape Village Lofts of St. Anthony Falls 5th Avenue Lofts Security Warehouse Lofts Herschel Lofts The Plaza For more information on Twin Cities petfriendly lofts or condos, contact Andy Asbury with the The Asbury Group at 612-616-3059. Sources: The Asbury Group,, 612-616-3059 Minnesota Valley Humane Society,, 952-894-5000

Mother Nature #1 attraction with spectator sports running a close second


ith Minnesota’s many lakes, rivers and beautiful forests, Mother Nature remains the number one attraction in the Twin Cities and throughout the state. However, with the addition of Target Field and TCF Bank Stadium, spectator sports are running a close second.

Lake Calhoun, Minneapolis

There are over 12,000 lakes in Minnesota, with over 900 in the Metro area alone! Fishing and other water sports are found on the many lakes, rivers and streams throughout the area. There are also two waterfalls in Minneapolis: St. Anthony Falls, the only true fall on the entire length of the Mississippi; and Minnehaha Falls, which inspired Longfellow’s famed poem The Song of Hiawatha. In addition to its many lakes and forests, for fishing, hiking, water sports and hunting, Minnesota also offers an extensive network of hiking and bicycling trails. Despite the long winters, Minnesota has over 500 golf courses, depending on who is counting. And Minnesotans do love their golf. Perhaps it is an overreaction to winter, but in terms of per capita participation, Minnesota ranks #1 in the country.


regional parks

• 29 regional trails totaling 177 miles • Open year-round • Thirty-three million visits annually • Operated by 10 partnering cities, counties and

The Twin Cities and Minnesota have everything to offer spectator fans. Major league professional sports include the Minnesota Vikings football, The Minnesota Vixens women’s pro football, Minnesota Twins baseball, Minnesota Timberwolves basketball, Minnesota Lynx women’s basketball, Minnesota Wild hockey and Minnesota Swarm lacrosse teams. The University of Minnesota, the main campus of which is located in Minneapolis, provides major college sports. There are also minor league soccer and baseball teams in the Twin Cities. Horseracing is featured at Canterbury Park in the southern metro in Shakopee. Skiers and snow boarders can choose from five ski areas in the Twin Cities area. If you’re looking for a family day outside, there are many apple orchards in the Twin Cities or a short drive away. As you can see, the Twin Cities offers firstclass viewing of major sporting events as well as a wealth of Mother Nature’s offerings. For more information about recreational activities and professional sports teams in the Twin Cities, check out our listings sections: •P  ublic Golf Courses: p. 41 •A  pple Orchards: p. 40 •B  iking Trails: p 41 •B  oating Activities: p. 41 •M  innesota Pro-Sports Teams: p. 43 •A  rea Parks: p. 40 • Recreation: p. 45 •N  ational & State Parks: p. 44 •S  ki Areas: p. 46 • Race Car Parks: p. 44

Midway Stadium – Home of the Saint Paul Saints minor league baseball team / Photo: Saint Paul Saints

and suburban nature centers to a working farm and large tracts of rural open space. Preserving parkland and open space protects valuable natural resources and makes communities more attractive and livable. Visitors to regional parks can walk, bike, swim, picnic and enjoy dozens of other activities. The most popular parks include the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes, Mississippi River Gorge, Como Zoo and Conservatory, Minnehaha Falls and Nokomis-Hiawatha Regional Park. Visit to locate all the regional parks and the recreational opportunities they contain.

Target Field Opened for Minnesota Twins Fans in 2010

Target Field is not only the premier sporting and entertainment venue in the Upper


did you know?

St. Paul artist Ray Barton drew baseball players Minnie and Paul in 1961. The cartoon images were slated for Dixie Cups at the Metropolitan Stadium, but then-owner Calvin Griffith made them the official Twins logo.

Metropolitan Regional Parks and more

The Twin Cities area’s nationally renowned system of regional parks contributes significantly to our high quality of life. Preserving green space for wildlife habitat and recreation enhances the region’s livability and thus its economic strength.

special districts • Some parks have free admission for entrance by vehicle, while other require daily or annual passes • Free admission for all parks for entrance if you walk or ride your bicycle Source:

The seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area boasts a regional parks system that includes 49 parks and park reserves and six special recreation features totaling about 53,000 acres open for public use. The parks range from urban lake environments

Target Field / Photo: Dustin Read | 27


target field

• Twins baseball in Minnesota being played outdoors for the first time since 1981 • Target Plaza includes 1500 pound bronze glove and player statues of Harmon Killebrew, Rod Carew, and Kirby Puckett • Heated concessions, restrooms, restaurant and lounge areas • 20,000 parking space within 5 blocks of ballpark • Transportation options to Target Field include light rails transit, Northstar Commuter Rail, a Metro Transit bus hub, bike trails • Among the most accessible in pro-sports for fans with disabilities Source:

TCF Bank Stadium / Photo: Bruce Kluckhohn

Midwest, it is also one of the most unique, spectacular parks in all of Major League Baseball. Target Field officially opened on April 12, 2010 when the Twins hosted the Boston Red Sox. The ballpark is designed to provide fans with an outstanding venue to watch baseball and is a wonderful civic landmark for the city of Minneapolis and the entire state of Minnesota. Target Field features spectacular views of the Minneapolis skyline and superior sight lines from every seat. The total seating is approximately 40,000 with nearly half of all seats in the lower bowl. Target Field features one of the closest seating bowls to the playing field in all of Major League Baseball. It has approximately 18,500 infield seats. Target Field features a 360-degree open main concourse, giving fans an uninterrupted view of the playing field. The concourses are twice as wide as those in the old Metrodome. Target Field has also been given the title of the “greenest ballpark in America”. The U.S. Green Building Council gave Target Field their highest ever rating. The stadium was built with efficient lighting, a recycling program, and water saving features. The restroom faucets put air bubbles in the stream so less water comes out, and a water recycling system captures rain that’s later used to irrigate the field and wash the stadium. Burning garbage makes steam for radiant heaters, and even the scoreboard is energy friendly. The Minnesota State Legislature, 28 | Welcome! 2012-2013

the Ballpark Authority, and the Minnesota Twins Baseball Team together gave an extra $2.5 million to fund green construction.

TCF Bank Golden Gopher Stadium

TCF Bank Stadium is the home for Big Ten Football. The process of building an oncampus stadium began in 2003 when the University of Minnesota began exploring their options for this new facility. Gopher fans’ dreams became a reality on January 23, 2007 when the Board of Regents approved the schematic design and budget for TCF Bank Stadium. In July 2007, construction officially began. The stadium is not just a home for Golden Gopher Football and the University of Minnesota Marching Band; it is the home of college football tradition for all the residents of Minnesota. The 50,805 seat on-campus horseshoe style stadium was designed to support future expansion to seat up to 80,000 people. The video board in the east end zone is the third-largest video board in all of college football. The stadium’s cost totaled $288.5 million, of which the university paid 52% and the state of Minnesota the remaining 48%. The Shakopee Mdewkanton Sioux Community agreed to donate $10 million for stadium construction, the largest gift Gopher athletics had ever received. The university will match an additional $2.5 million to create a $5 million endowment for scholarships for Native American and low-income students.

Target Field / Photo: Minnesota Twins


tcf bank stadium

• TCF Bank Stadium is the first Big Ten Stadium constructed since 1960. • At the project’s peak, 750 construction workers were working on TCF Bank Stadium. • The design of TCF Bank Stadium allows for potential expansion to 80,000 seats. • There are approximately 25,000 seats with permanent chair backs. • There are 113 restrooms in TCF Bank Stadium, which include 625 toilets and 268 urinals. • In excess of 8,800 tons of structural steel was used in the project, with 97% being recycled steel. • TCF Bank Stadium contains 24,000 yards of cast-inplace concrete, which is enough concrete to pour a 4” thick by 5’ wide sidewalk from Minneapolis to Rochester, MN. (74 miles). • TCF Bank Stadium has 844 doors. • Stadium is also home to University of Minnesota Marching Band. Source: www.stadium/

Traveling around the Twin Cities T

he easiest and most convenient way to travel around the Twin Cities is by personal automobile via the extensive highway system. It includes interstate freeways, state highways, and county and city streets that will get you anywhere you would like to go. The bus system is also quite extensive and will take you to most places within the Twin Cities with the exception of the far outer ring suburbs. If you are traveling to and from Minneapolis and the south metro area, then the light rail could be your ride. It travels every ten minutes from the Mall of America to downtown Minneapolis with many stops in-between.

Cities Airport-Wold Chamberlain Field, the airport soon became home to Northwest Airways. Today, MSP is a hub for the nation’s largest airline, Delta. The airport also is served by every other major airline. From MSP, travelers can book daily nonstop flights to 142 domestic and 20 international destinations. The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is located at 4300 Glumack Drive, St. Paul, MN 55111 (612726-5555).

Humphrey Terminal, which is the largest site for chartered flights in the country, is located a short distance from the Lindberg Terminal. Local airlines, such as Sun Country call the Humphrey Terminal home, along with AirTran Airways, Southwest Airlines and Iceland Air. The terminals are connected by light rail that runs 24 hours a day. The Humphrey Terminal is located at 7150 Humphrey Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55450 (612-726-5800). For more information visit www.mspairport. com.

Finally if you need to travel to out-state Minnesota or outside of Minnesota or the U.S., then the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport offers excellent service..

By Air

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) was founded in 1923 on land formerly used for auto racing. Originally called Twin

Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport serves as a major hub for Delta Airlines / Photo: Delta Airlines | 29

By Bus or Light Rail

Metro Transit is one of the country’s largest transit systems, providing roughly 95 percent of the 73 million bus trips taken annually in the Twin Cities. Each weekday customers board Metro Transit buses an average of 200,000 times. Metro Transit operates the Hiawatha light-rail line and 129 bus routes. Sixty-eight are localservice routes, 47 are express routes, and 14 are contract service routes. Metro Transit uses a fleet of 878 buses. The majority of the company’s fleet (818) are standard 40foot buses while 140 are articulated buses and two are coach buses. All Metro Transit buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts or ramps and racks for bicycles. All trains feature step-free boarding, bicycle racks and luggage storage areas. To ensure safety for customers and drivers, Metro Transit has its own police department. They have 144 Metropolitan Transit Police officers who work full-time and part-time to enforce laws pertaining to safety on buses, on trains and at bus stops and rail stations. Because light rail is new to this area, there are a few important things to keep in mind. Hiawatha LRT downtown Minneapolis

Light-rail trains travel in both directions on the tracks. Unlike freight trains, they are extremely fast and quiet. Carefully look both ways when crossing tracks, and cross at marked areas only. Walk bikes across the tracks to avoid getting tires stuck in the tracks. Metro Transit is located at 560 Sixth Ave. North, Minneapolis, MN 55411. For more information, call 612-373-3333 or visit www.metrotransit. org,,

By Car

Any one who drives a motor vehicle on public streets or highways in Minnesota must carry a valid driver’s license. If you’ve never had one in any state or country, you must apply for an instruction permit and pass a knowledge test, a vision test and a road test. If you are moving to Minnesota from another state, certain U.S. territories or Canada, you can obtain a license by passing a knowledge and vision test. If you’ve become a resident of Minnesota and have in your possession a valid driver’s license issued, you have 60 days to obtain your Minnesota license. For more information visit

It’s easy to get started. We know your neighborhood better than anyone. Let Metro Transit show you around. We can take you from home to work as easily as we can get you to the neighborhood coffee shop.

Save more than the price of gas. Using Metro Transit saves money on gas and parking costs but that’s not all. When you leave your car at home, you’re helping save the environment as well. In addition to offering bus and train service, we can help match you with others looking to form a carpool or vanpool and we have resources for those who prefer to bike or walk. 612-373-3333 30 MetroTransitHalf_WRG_KR | Welcome! 2012-2013


3/5/12 5:25 PM

Highways & Byways

The average commute in the Twin Cities is about 25 minutes. The two major interstates that run through the Twin Cities are I-35, which splits into 35 East and 35 West, and I-94, which runs east to west. Interstate 494 and 694 provide a bypass for the Twin Cities by encircling the entire metro area.

Traffic Management

Apple Valley Transit Station / Photo: MVTA

Travelers in the Twin Cities Metro area have the opportunity to receive current traffic information through a variety of media. Information is available on the radio, Internet, telephone, and there is even an e-mail and paging service that sends out updates. Real-time traffic maps, roadwork information, incident information and travel information can be found at or by dialing 511. For more information visit

For a modest fee you can enjoy “express” travel between the southern suburbs and downtown Minneapolis. For information visit or call 1-866-397-4334.

a snow emergency, which puts temporary restrictions on parking to allow the plows to get through. Those who don’t move their car will most likely be towed.

Other Travel Options


Many people are interested in keeping commuting costs low combined with the help of self propelled vehicles while preserving the environment and themselves. The Twin Cities has extensive biking, walking and hiking trails. For more information visit www. or There are other ways for more personal doorto-door services such as taxi and limousine services. There are also restored street cars, horse-and-buggies, riverboats and passenger bicycles available for alternative and pleasant excursions.

Snow Emergency & Winter Parking Restrictions

Snow is inevitable in the metro area and when it gets bad enough the area declares

For up-to-date information regarding snow emergencies and winter parking restrictions in Minneapolis, visit www.minneapolismn. gov/residents/trans or call 612-348-7669.

Saint Paul

When Saint Paul gets 3“ or more of snow or an accumulation of 3” of snow over several days, you can expect the City to declare a Snow Emergency. For more information regarding snow emergencies and winter parking restrictions in St. Paul, visit www. or call 651-266-7569.

Other Cities

For information for other municipalities, contact the appropriate city office.

Car Pooling and Toll Lanes

The Twin Cities metro has many services such as high occupancy vehicle lanes, free or discounted parking and ramp meter bypasses. If you drive alone on I-35W or I-394 you can enjoy MnPASS Express Lanes.

Metro Valley Transit Bus 2.0 (technology bus) at Burnsville Transit Station / Photo: MVTA | 31

Explore your travel options with

You’ve got a new address and new neighbors – now find a new way to move around the Twin Cities. Metro Transit can help. We can take you from home to work as easily as we can get you to the neighborhood coffee shop.


etro Transit is the transportation resource for the Twin Cities, offering an integrated network of buses and trains as well as resources to help you carpool, vanpool, walk or bike. If buses or trains don’t work for your situation, consider other ways of sharing the ride. Metro Transit has an online Rideshare Planner to help match people who travel the same direction and time. We have resources for bicycle commuters, too.

Taking the train

The Hiawatha Line links downtown Minneapolis, the airport and Mall of America. Hop on at any of the 19 stations and experience the train for yourself. You won’t be alone. Customers took the train more than 10.4 million times in 2011.

No matter which option you choose, you’ll save money, cut down on the frustration of traffic congestion and help reduce your carbon footprint.

If you’re commuting from the Northwest metro, the ride is easier on the Northstar Line, the state’s first commuter rail line. It offers daily service from Big Lake to downtown Minneapolis (Target Field) with stations at Elk River, Anoka, Coon Rapids and Fridley. Get details at

Taking the bus

Park & Ride lots

Metro Transit is one of the country’s largest transit systems, providing service on more than 120 bus routes. Many routes are timed to connect with others so you can keep moving. There are also connections with suburban transit providers so you can travel all across the region. Your life moves fast, that’s why Metro Transit has the Hi-Frequency network – a system of 12 routes with service every 15 minutes (or better) throughout most of the day on weekdays and Saturdays. 32 | Welcome! 2012-2013

If transit doesn’t serve your neighborhood directly, there’s a route nearby. Metro Transit and suburban transit providers operate more than 100 free Park & Ride lots where you can leave your car behind and hop on a bus or train for a relaxing ride. Find the Park & Ride lot nearest you at

Make riding more economical – buy a pass!

Buying fares in advance saves you even more because every pass includes bonus rides. When you start riding more frequently, you’ll want a Go-To Card, a rechargeable pass that you can use over and over. You board faster because your fare is deducted instantly when you touch your card to a reader on the bus or at the rail station. Learn about all transit pass options at www. – you can even buy your pass online! Talk to your employer about Metropass, the premier transit pass available only through participating employers. Metropass offers unlimited rides on any regular-route bus or any train at any time! To see if your employer participates, visit the Fares & Passes section at

you should check back often since potential carpoolers are added every day. Creating an account with our Rideshare Planner is easy. Sharing the ride saves money and time! Carpools and vanpools can use rampmeter bypasses and special freeway lanes so you keep moving – even when traffic is backed up.

Metro Vanpool

We can help employees lease vehicles for money-saving vanpools that carry between five and 15 commuters. The larger the group, the bigger the savings. Learn more at www.

Guaranteed Ride Home

Commuters who ride the bus or train, carpool, vanpool, bicycle or walk at least three times a week to work or school are eligible for this free perk. All you need to do is register at The Guaranteed Ride Home program ensures that you have a ride if you need it – for example, if you have a family issue or need to work unexpected hours.


Our region likes to bike! The Twin Cities ranks first in the nation for percentage of commuters who bicycle. Many commuters combine bicycling and transit – all Metro Transit buses and trains have free bicycle racks.

We’ll help you get started

Visit to learn how to improve your commute. Here you’ll find these helpful resources to get you started: • Trip Planner • Interactive transit map • NexTrip (real-time departure times) • Schedules for all regional buses and trains • Rideshare Planner that matches interested drivers and riders • Park & Ride Finder • Bicycling & walking resources • Other suburban transit services


If you want to share the ride, Metro Transit can help match you with other commuters. We maintain a list of more than 3,500 commuters – if there isn’t a match at first,

Visit for resources on bicycle commuting, information on bike lockers available for rent, safety tips and incentive programs like the Commuter Challenge, where you can earn rewards for your commitment to bicycling.

See for yourself – check out your options today

Let Metro Transit take you where you want to go! For instant help in finding the transit route that fits your needs, use the interactive Trip Planner at Give a starting point, destination and time of travel. In just seconds, you’ll have route options, fare information and links to maps. We also have transit experts ready to lend their assistance. Call 612-373-3333 and get a personalized itinerary with directions to the closest transit stop or Park & Ride lot. ◊◊◊ | 33

Healthcare in the Twin Cities M

innesota is in the top 10 of healthiest states in America. We also boast the highest percentage of adults who exercise, as well as the third-lowest infant mortality rate and third highest percentage of the population covered by health insurance. In this section, you’ll find hospitals and clinics located in each county in the metro area. For additional information about these facilities, turn to page 57.

to some of the finest medical specialists and its patients range from local residents to heads of state from countries around the globe. Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) is widely regarded as one of the best hospitals in the nation for senior and extended care. The Hazelden Foundation has also earned a world-class reputation for treating alcohol and chemical abuse.

Minnesota is a national center for groundbreaking medical technologies, treatment and initiatives to improve its residents’ health. Health-maintenance organizations (HMOs) started in the Twin Cites. Fridley-based Medtronic manufactures medical devices that serve a wide range of functions for patients. The Mayo Clinic, located in Rochester, is home

Mayo Clinic

34 | Welcome! 2012-2013

One of the most recognizable health care facilities in the world is located in Minnesota. Although Mayo Clinic is not located in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, it is easily accessible to all Midwest residents. Rochester is located 10 miles north of Interstate 90 and about 50 miles east of Interstate 35. U.S. Highway 52, a

four-lane highway, connects Rochester to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul., which are approximately 90 miles to the northwest. U.S. Highways 14 and 63 also intersect with Rochester. Mayo Clinic, Saint Mary’s Hospital and Rochester Methodist Hospital form the largest integrated medical center in the world, providing comprehensive diagnosis and treatment in virtually all medical and surgical specialties. More than 350,000 patients from all walks of life seek answers at Mayo Clinic each year. Mayo Clinic, Saint Mary’s Hospital and Rochester Methodist Hospital form an integrated medical center dedicated to providing comprehensive diagnosis and

Healthcare from page 45

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics

i treatment in virtually every medical and surgical specialty. Mayo Health System also is a family of clinics, hospitals, and health care facilities serving 70 communities in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin. Mayo Health System links the expertise of Mayo Clinic with health care providers in local communities to offer patients a full spectrum of health care options. Patients receive quality health care at their local clinic or hospital, and, when needed, can receive highly specialized care at Mayo Clinic. Nearly 800 physicians and 13,000 allied health staff are employed by Mayo Health System organizations. More than 100 Mayo Clinic physicians from 25 specialties regularly see patients at the Mayo Health System. In

addition to having health care facilities in 70 communities, the system includes 17 owned hospitals, eight owned nursing homes and contract management agreements with two additional hospitals and one nursing home. Since its inception in 1992, Mayo Health System has grown from a new idea to one of the most successful regional health care systems in America. Last year, Mayo Health System served more than a million patients. Mayo Health System is a national leader in quality and safety efforts and the winner of six Acclaim awards, presented by the American Medical Group Association, to the highest quality hospitals in the nation. For people in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin, Mayo Health System means quality health care close to home.

Mayo Clinic

A Typical Day at Mayo Clinic Outpatient visits 5,764 Admissions to the hospital 241 Surgical procedures 205 Lab tests 41,000 Radiology procedures 3,779 CT scans 647 Chest X-rays 702 MRIs 244 Units of blood and blood components used 213 2008 Statistics Unique patients 338,937 Outpatients visits 1.5 million Staff physicians and scientists 1,995 Residents, fellows and temporary professionals 2,721 Allied health staff (clinic and hospital) 27,632 Total Staff 32,348 | 35

Hospitals & Clinics


ost of the following facilities are fullservice hospitals with emergency services. For more information regarding these hospitals and clinics, turn to page 57.

Anoka County

Courage Center

St. Francis Regional Medical Center

Fairview Hospital-Southdale

Sherburne County

Fairview Hospital-Maple Grove Fairview University Medical Center-Riverside Campus

Monticello Big Lake Community Hospital

Washington County Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of MN-Woodwinds

Mercy Hospital

Fairview-University Campus

Healtheast Woodwinds Hospital

Unity Hospital

Hennepin County Medical Center

Lakeview Hospital

Carver County

Hennepin Faculty Associates

Wright County

Park Nicollet Clinic

Methodist Hospital

Elk Ridge Health Allina Medical Clinic

Ridgeview Chanhassen Clinic

North Memorial Medical Center

Buffalo Hospital

Ridgeview Medical Center

Park Nicollet Clinic

Chisago County

Phillips Eye Institute

Hazelden Foundation

Dakota County Allina Medical Clinic-Hastings Allina Medical Clinic-Eagan Allina Medical Clinic-Nininger Apple Valley Medical Center Fairview Ridges Hospital HealthPartners-Inver Grove Heights Clinic HealthPartners-Apple Valley Clinic Northfield City Hospital Regina Medical Center 651-480-4100

Goodhue County Cannon Falls Medical Center Fairview Red Wing Medical Center Lake City Medical Center Mayo Health

Hennepin County Abbott Northwestern Hospital/Sister Kenny Institute

Regency Hospital Shriners Hospitals for Children-Twin Cities TRIA Orthopedic Center Veterans Affairs Medical Center 763-588-2750 WESTHealth

Ramsey County


Hazelden Foundation

For individuals, families, and communities struggling with addiction to alcohol and other drugs, Hazelden helps people transform their lives by providing the best addiction treatment and recovery services as well as education, research, and publishing

Bethesda Rehabilitation Hospital

products available today.

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of MinnesotaRoseville

Since its 1949 founding in a Minnesota lakeside farmhouse, Hazelden has grown into one of the world’s largest and most respected private not-for-

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

profit alcohol and drug addiction treatment centers.

Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare

countries have turned to Hazelden for quality care and

Thousands from every state and more than 40

HealthEast Midway Outpatient Center

expertise on addiction and recovery issues. Hazelden’s

Regions Hospital

helping alcoholics and addicts in their recovery.

St. John’s Hospital

Hazelden’s web site, at, recorded

St. Joseph’s Hospital

Hazelden touched the lives of over 100,000 people

United Hospital, Inc.

dream is the same today as it was for its founders -

3,860,000 visits in 2009. Through their web site, every day in 2009 with their free daily inspirational email, Today’s Gift. The recipients share these emails

Rice County

with thousands of other people. In addition, through

Allina Medical Clinic-Northfield

of people were able to offer supportive messages to

free electronic iCare Cards and eMedallions, thousands

Centennial Lakes Same Day Surgery Center

District One Hospital

friends and loved ones.

Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota

Scott County

For more information, call 1-800-257-7810 or email

Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota West

36 | Welcome! 2012-2013

Queen of Peace Hospital or visit their website at www.

Valleyfair! Amusement Park / Photo: Valleyfair!

Nicollet Avenue Entertainment / Photo: Meet Minneapolis

Discovering the good life W

hen the Mall of America was completed in 1992, it quickly became one of the country’s leading tourist attractions. It is the nation’s largest indoor shopping mall. The Mall of America is located on the old site of Metropolitan Stadium, once home of the Minnesota Vikings football and Twins baseball teams. It is so huge that it could contain seven Yankee Stadiums! There are so many stores and businesses, that if you

Mall of America, Bloomington / Photo: Mall of America

spent 10 minutes in each, it would take you 86 hours to visit them all. Its central hub is so large there is an amusement park including a roller coaster and many other rides. Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium is another major Mall of America attraction. Both Minneapolis and Saint Paul downtown areas, not to be outdone by the Mall of America for indoor shopping, have both become essentially indoor cities, with extensive skyway networks. “Skyways” are second level pedestrian bridges connecting buildings. Seventy-two square blocks of downtown Minneapolis are connected by 62 skyways. Saint Paul has approximately half that many. What this means to the shopper is an indoor shopping and discovery adventure in two cities where much of the action is on the second level, rather than street level as with most other cities. It’s like one huge gerbil paradise! For shoppers who enjoy outdoor sidewalk shopping, there are also many beautiful and quaint shopping areas filled with antiques, gift and clothing shops, bookstores, espresso cafes and restaurants.

50th and France, Edina / Photo: Meet Minneapolis | 37

Brit’s Pub / Photo: Meet Minneapolis


Here’s a quick look at some of what the Twin Cities offers shoppers. Also, see page 45 for additional listings of shopping and dining and areas.

its best includes a lift bridge, antique stores, and vintage main street shopping.

Downtown Minneapolis: Connected by 62


Skyways, 72 square blocks of Downtown Minneapolis are now indoors!

Uptown: Pazzaluna / Photo: Meet Minneapolis

Cappuccino Corner! Many independent stores and restaurants, located near the intersection of Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue.

Linden Hills: A hilly, 1920s-like shopping village, located at 43rd and Upton Avenue South.

Dinkytown: Busy retail area on University of Minnesota campus.

Edina 50th and France: Upscale shopping and dining, located near 50 th and France. Crave, Mall of America / Photo: Meet Minneapolis

Southdale: Nation’s first indoor shopping

mall in 1956 and still spectacular at 66th and France Ave. S.

Galleria: Fashion, dining, and more at 69th and France Avenue South.

Lake Minnetonka: Located about 30 minutes

west of Downtown, picturesque towns of Wayzata, Mound and Excelsior.

Excelsior: Fascinating main street shopping Mickey’s Diner / Photo: Pat Laurel; Saint Paul CVA

on the shores of the lake, offering a day of shopping, antique stores, dining, and a boat cruise. Wayzata: Upscale shopping on Minnetonka Lake’s north side.

St. Paul Grand Avenue: St. Paul’s hippest shopping area spans 30 blocks from Mississippi River to Downtown Saint Paul.

Highland Park: A nice, concentrated shopping area located at Ford Parkway and Cleveland Ave. not far from Minnehaha Falls. Red carpet treatment at Crave / Photo: Meet Minneapolis

38 | Welcome! 2012-2013

Stillwater: Historic small-town shopping at



he Twin Cities area offers a wide array of dining experiences. Just a few of the highlights for area restaurants are shown below. Visit www.twincitiesdiningguide. com or for restaurant profiles, menus, photos, and links. Also, turn to page 59 for additional listings of shopping and dining areas

Saint Paul St. Paul is an historic city, which attracts tourists, business people and politicians visiting the State Capital. Patrons of St. Paul restaurants can enjoy a romantic meal, a leisurely dinner, a business meeting, a political power lunch or a family dinner at affordable prices. St. Paul offers all of the national restaurant chains and fast food options, but you’ll also want to branch out and give a few of the locally owned St. Paul eateries a shot. St. Paul cafes are great lunch options and seafood in St. Paul is top-notch. Whether craving comfort food or international cuisine, St. Paul cafes and restaurants offer great dining options.

Minneapolis Minneapolis has dining options to meet every palate, from favorite fast-food haunts to fourstar cuisine. From Minneapolis city center to the suburbs and the Mississippi Riverbank, Minneapolis is bursting with fine dining establishments, restaurants for all budgets, sidewalk snack kiosks, hip cafés, quaint coffee shops and cozy brew pubs. Many local chefs delight in using organic and locally produced ingredients. You’ll find Minneapolis dining offers an assortment of edible goodies, thirst quenchers, and a varied range of taste sensations from ethnic cuisine to traditional, home-style Yankee cooking.

Minneapolis Institute of Art / Photo: Meet Minneapolis

Hennepin Avenue Theater District / Photo: Meet Minneapolis

Arts and Culture


he Twin Cities is a cornucopia of arts and culture. There are five major art museums including the newly-remodeled Walker Art Center and the giant Minneapolis Institute of the Arts. There are seven history museums, including the Mill City Museum, built within the ruins of the original General Mills flour mill. You will find several science museums, including the Bakken Museum of Electricity in Life, founded by Earl Bakken, inventor of the cardiac pacemaker, and the Science Museum of Minnesota. In addition, there is a continuing explosion of local art and art galleries in every corner of the Twin Cities and beyond. The Twin Cities area is noted for its music recording and production ties, which include Grammy-winning artist Prince, and music producer Terry Lewis. Additionally, the Twin Cities is ranked second only to New York in total theater seats per capita, and features 130 art galleries, 20 classical music groups, 15 museums and 10 dance companies. In 1963, shortly after Sir Tyrone Guthrie established his famed Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, it was noted by area farmers that the wheat in their fields produced greater yields; and their lowing cattle, snorting swine and clucking hens hit stunning harmonic variations. Young farm boys and girls danced through meadows like butterflies ballerinas. Migratory birds refused to leave in autumn. The Irish-born Sir Tyrone, whose reputation was that of the greatest theater director in

the world, weary of the growing commercial demands of Broadway (musicals), and passionate about his own theatrical ideas, envisioned a repertory theater somewhere in the heartland of America. Minneapolis landed the plum. Whether it is music, theater, ballet, comedy or opera, you will find it all here. During an average Twin Cities’ week-end you can choose between 29 plays, 6 dance performances, 8 pop music concerts, 2 jazz concerts, 3 major art exhibits, 24 gallery shows, five comedy acts. For Minneapolis, “Broadway” is Hennepin Avenue, and “Off Broadway” is, well, Off Hennepin, which may be anywhere in the Metro area. Theater clusters include the West Bank in Minneapolis and The St. Paul Warehouse District. However, there are many other theaters scattered about the far-flung cultural universe of the Twin Cities.

Fitzgerald Theater, Saint Paul

The Minnesota Arts Board is a state agency that stimulates and encourages the creation, performance and appreciation of the arts in the state. Go to our listing sections for more information regarding arts education, landscape design, museums, galleries, historic buildings and landmarks, music and dance, theatre, casinos and racetracks. Sources:

shop. dine. { experience } anthropologie




Buckle | california pizza kitchen color me mine | coldwater creek express men | gap kids | goodthings gymBoree | hot mama | kirkland’s pacsun | p.f. chang’s china Bistro pottery





talBots | teavana | trader joe’s ulta | white house | Black market williams-sonoma | yankee candle co. | 763.424.0504

Powderhorn neighborhood May Day parade / Photo: Meet Minneapolis

Annual Festival of Nations at Saint Paul RiverCentre / Photo: Pat Laurel; Saint Paul CVA

Featuring 65 Stores and 9 Restaurants | 39

Welcome! | Listings

Resource Guide Index

2012-2013 Resource Guide

McDougall’s Apple Junction

14325 110th St. So. Hastings, MN 55033 651-437-6794 Open 10am - 6pm daily, Sept - Dec

Minnetonka Orchards

Apple Orchards............................. 40

6530 County Rd. 26 Minnetrista, MN 55364 763-479-3191 or 763-657-1667 Open Aug-Oct, 10am - 7pm; Nov-Christmas, noon - 6pm

Area Parks.................................... 40 Arts Education............................... 41

Nelson’s Apple Farm

3270 Douglas Av. Webster, MN 55088 952-461-3355 10am-6pm, Mon-Sat; 1-6pm Sun. Aug 15-Dec 19

Biking Trails.................................. 41 Boating Activities.......................... 41

Pine Tree Apple Orchard

Casinos.......................................... 41

450 Apple Orchard Rd. White Bear Lake, MN 55110 651-429-7202 Open June-February, seasonal hours

Golf Courses.................................. 41 Landscape Design......................... 43

Minnesota Harvest

8351 Old Hwy. 169 Jordan, MN 55352 952-492-2785 Open Mon-Sat, 9am-7pm Aug-Oct; 9am-6pm Nov-Dec; 11am-5pm Jan-Mar. Closed Sundays.

Minnesota Professional Sports Teams................................. 43 Museums, Galleries, Historic Landmarks....................... 44

Sunshine Orchard

6315 250th St. East Hampton, MN 55031 651-452-9625 Open seasonally, Aug-Nov.

Music and Dance........................... 44 National and State Parks.............. 44

Thompson’s Hillcrest Orchard

Race Car Parks............................. 44 Recreation.................................... 45 Shopping and Dining..................... 45 Ski Areas....................................... 46 Telecommunications..................... 46 Theatre.......................................... 46 Utilities.......................................... 46

APPLE ORCHARDS Aamodt’s Apple Farm

6428 Manning Av. Stillwater , MN 55082 (651) 439-3127 Seasonal hours June-Dec.

Afton South Oak Orchard 13255 50th St S Afton, MN 55001 651-436-8467 Afternoons Sat-Sun, Sept-Oct

Afton Apple Orchard

14421 90th St. S. Hastings, MN 55033 651-463-8385 Open daily August-October, 10 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Ames Farm

11225 County Rd. 20 Watertown, MN 55388 612-955-3348 Late Aug-late Oct

Apple Jack Orchards, Inc.

4875 37th St SE Delano, MN 55328 763-972-6673 Call for summer berry hours. Apples, mid AugustDecember, 10am-6pm

Applecrest Orchards

7306 24th Av.North Hugo, MN 55038 651-426-7388 Evenings and Weekends, Sept-Dec

Applewood Orchard

22702 Hamburg Av. Lakeville, MN 55044 952-985-5425

Bade’s Orchard

104 Lano Lane Chaska, MN 55318 952-448-4986 Open: By appointment, Aug-Oct

40 | Welcome! 2012-2013

Bob’s Bluebird Orchard and Craft Barn 26205 Fairlawn Av. Webster, MN 55088 612-461-3143 10 am-6 pm, Thurs-Sun, mid Aug-late Nov

6271 250th St E Elko, MN 55020 952-461-2055 Late August through October, Monday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm and Sunday, noon - 6pm

Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Apple House

Deardorff Orchards

Victoria Valley Orchard

Emma Krumbee’s Apple Orchard

Whistling Well Farm

Fall Harvest Orchard

White Barn Orchard

12805 St. Croix trail South Hastings, MN 55033 651-437-4359 8am-4:30pm, 7 days a week, year round.

8350 Parley Lake Rd. Waconia, MN 55387 952-442-1885 September and October; 9-5, Closed Mondays US Hwy. 169 501 East South St. Belle Plaine, MN 56011 952-873-3006

3675 Arboretum Dr. Chanhassen, MN 55317 952-443-1409 (1 mile west of Arboretum) Open daily Sept - Oct 31, 10:00 - 6:00 pm 4304 North Victoria St. Shoreview, MN 55126 651-484-4500 Open 9am - 6pm daily, Aug-Nov. 8973 South St. Croix Trail Hastings, MN 55033 651-998-0301 Seasonal hours, Sept-Oct, 10am - dark

345 County Rd. 30 SE Delano, MN 55328 763-972-3894

Northfield , MN 55057 507-645-5207 Open Sept-Oct, Wed-Sun, 10am-7pm

Fischer’s Croix Farm Orchard

Forest Lake, MN 55025 651-462-5149

12971 St. Croix Trail S. Hastings, MN 55033 651-437-7126 Open daily Sept. - Nov. 9:30 am - 6 pm

Grove Orchard

8455 110th St. So. Cottage Grove, MN 55016 651-459-4752 Open 9am - 6pm, Aug 15 - Nov 15

Havlicek’s Orchard

26526 Newport Av. Webster, MN 55088 952-758-4386 Open 4:30-6:30 pm Mon-Fri; 10 am-6 pm Sat & Sun Aug 15-Dec.


AREA PARKS Anoka County Parks 763-757-3920

Carver County Parks 952-466-5250

Dakota County Parks 952-891-7000

Elk River Parks 763-635-1150

Goodhue County Parks parks.aspx 651-385-3000

Listings | Welcome! Hennepin County Parks/Three Rivers Park District 763-599-9000

Minneapolis Parks 612-230-6400

MacPhail Center for Music 14750 Cedar Ave Apple Valley, MN 55124 612.321.0100

MacPhail Center for Music

Ramsey County Parks

501 South 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55401 612.321.0100

Saint Paul Parks

Minneapolis College of Art and Design 651-748-2500 651-226-6400

Rice County Parks 507-332-6105

Scott County Parks 763-694-7880

Sherburne County Parks 763-241-2700

2501 S. Stevens Av. Minneapolis, MN 55404 612-874-3700

Minnesota Crafts Council 528 Hennepin Av., Ste. 216 Hennepin Center for the Arts Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-333-7789

Minnetonka Center for the Arts 651-430-8370

2240 North Shore Dr. Wayzata, MN 55391 952-473-7361

Wright County Parks

Northern Clay Center

Washington County Parks 763-682-7693

Local State Parks 652-296-6157

ARTS EDUCATION Bloomington Art Center

1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd. Bloomington, MN 55431 952-563-8587

Eagan Art House

3981 Lexington Av.S. Eagan, MN 55123 651-686-9134

Edina Art Center

4701 W. 64th St. Edina, MN 55435 612-915-6600

Elk River Area Arts Alliance 1170 Main St. Elk River, MN 55330 763-441-4725

Hennepin Center for the Arts 528 Hennepin Av. Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-332-4478

Hopkins Center for the Arts 1111 Mainstreet Hopkins, MN 55343 952-979-1100

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask Theatre 1500 E. Lake St. Minneapolis, MN 55407 612-721-2535

Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts 212 3rd Av. N, Ste. 140 Minneapolis, MN 55401 612-339-5145

2424 E. Franklin Av. Minneapolis, MN 55406 612-339-8007

Perpich Center for Arts Education 6125 Olson Memorial Hwy Golden Valley, MN 55422 763-591-4700

Playwrights’ Center

2301 W. Franklin Av. Minneapolis, MN 55406 612-332-7481

River Heights Arts Alliance 2445 78th St. E. Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 651-450-0971

The Loft

1011 Washington Av. Minneapolis, MN 612-215-2575

BIKING TRAILS For information on the variety and location hundreds of trails in the Twin City Area go to www.mntrails. com or

BOATING ACTIVITIES Afton House Inn & AftonHudson Cruise Lines 3291 St. Croix Tr. S. Afton, MN 55001 651-436-8883; 1-877-436-8883

Al & Alma’s Supper Club and Charter Cruises 5201 Piper Rd. Mound, MN 44254 952-472-3098

BayView Event Center and Charter Cruises 687 Excelsior Blvd. Excelsior, MN 55331 952-470-8439

Museum of Lake Minnetonka

Mystic Lake Casino Hotel

River Heights Marina Inc. & River Heights Yacht charters

Treasure Island Resort & Casino

PO Box 178 Excelsior, MN 55331 952-474-2115

4455 66th St. East Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 651-455-4974 (Marina) 651-263-3364 (Yacht Charters)

Padelford Packet Boat Company Harriet Island St. Paul, MN 55107 651-227-1100, 800-543-3908

St Croix Boat and Packet Company 525 South Main St. Stillwater MN 55082 651-430-1234

Sea Note Cruises

Lake Minnetonka, MN 55331 Stillwater, MN 55082 952-944-7464

Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tours 37200 Wild Mountain Rd. Taylors Falls, MN 55084 651-465-6315

Treasure Island Resort & Casino Spirit of the Water 5734 Sturgeon Lake Rd. Red Wing, Minnesota 55066 800-222-7077, ext. 2297

Intermedia Arts

Gondola Romantica - Stillwater

Inver Hills Community College Fine Arts program

Gondola Romantica - Edina

Grand Casino Hinckley

In Towne Marina

Grand Casino Mille Lacs

2822 Lyndale Av. S. Minneapolis, MN 55408 612-871-4444

2500 East 80th St. Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 651-450-8500

Lakeville Area Arts Center

20965 Holyoke Dr. Lakeville, MN 55044 952-985-4640 htm

425 East Nelson St. Stillwater, MN 55082 651-439-1783 7499 France Av. South Edina, MN 55435 952-232-0288

8 East Lake St. Waconia, MN 55387 952-442-2096 For 28 years our family-run business has enjoyed serving our boating customers. Boat and slip rentals available.

CASINOS 777 Lady Luck Dr. Hinckley, MN 55037 320-384-7777 777 Grand Ave Onamia, MN 56359 320-532-7777 or 800-626-5825

2400 Mystic Lake Blvd Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-445-9000 or 800-262-7799 5734 Sturgeon Lake Rd PO Box 75 Red Wing, MN 55066 651-388-6300 or 800-222-7077


Anoka County Bunker Hills

12800 Bunker Prairie Rd. NW Coon Rapids, MN 55448 763-755-4141

Chomonix Golf Course 700 Aqua Lane Lino Lakes, MN 55014 651-482-8484

Greenhaven Golf Course

2800 Greenhaven Rd Anoka, MN 55303 763-576-2965

Hidden Haven

20520 Polk St NE Cedar, MN 55011 763-434-4626

KateHaven Golf Course 8791 Lexington Av.N Cir. Pines, MN 55014 763-786-2945

Majestic Oaks Golf Club

701 Bunker Lake Blvd NE Ham Lake, MN 55304 763-755-2142

Rum River Golf Club

16659 Saint Francis Blvd Ramsey, MN 55303 763-753-3339

The Links at Northfork 9333 Alpine Dr NW Anoka, MN 55303 763-241-0506 | 41

Welcome! | Listings The Ponds Golf Course 2881 229th Av.NW Saint Francis, MN 55070 763-753-1100

The Refuge

21250 Yellowpine St NW Oak Grove, MN 55011 763-753-8383

TPC of the Twin Cities

11444 Tournament Players Pkwy Blaine, MN 55449 763-795-0800

Victory Links at National Youth Golf Center 1700 105th Av.NE Blaine, MN 55449 763-717-3240

Viking Meadows Golf Club 1788 Viking Blvd NE Cedar, MN 55011 763-434-4205

Woodland Creek

3200 S Coon Creek Dr Andover, MN 55304 763-323-0517

Carver County Bluff Creek Golf Course 1025 Creekwood Chaska, MN 55318 952-445-5685

Chaska Town Course

3000 Town Course Dr. Chaska, MN 55318 952-443-3748

Dahlgreen Golf Course 6940 Dahlgreen Rd. Chaska, MN 55318 952-488-7463

Deer Run Golf Club 8661 Deer Run Dr. Victoria, MN 55386 952-443-2351

Halla Greens Executive Golf Course 495 Pioneer Trail Chanhassen, MN 55317 952-252-2525

Island View Golf Club

7795 Laketown Pkwy. Waconia, MN 55387 952-442-6116

River’s Edge Golf Course 1455 County Rd. 27 Watertown, MN 55388 952-955-2223

Timber Creek Golf Course 9750 County Rd. 24 Watertown, MN 55388 952-955-3600

Windsong Farm

18 Golf Walk Independence, MN 55359 763-479-7161

Dakota County Apple Valley Golf Course 8661 West 140th St. Apple Valley, MN 55124 952-432-4647

Arbor Point Golf Club

8919 Cahill Ave Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 651-451-9678

Bellwood Oaks

13239 210th St E Hastings, MN 55033 651-437-4141

42 | Welcome! 2012-2013

Birnamwood Public Golf Course 12424 Parkwood Dr Burnsville, MN 55337 952-707-6393

Brackett’s Crossing Country Club 17976 Judicial Rd Lakeville, MN 55044 952-435-7600

Crystal Lake Golf Club

16725 Innsbrook Dr Lakeville, MN 55044 952-432-6566

Emerald Greens Golf Course 14425 Goodwin Av. Hastings, MN 55033 651-480-8558

Fountain Valley Golf Club

2830 220th St., PO Box 97 Farmington, MN 55024 651-463-2121

Hastings Country Club

2015 Westview Dr. Hastings, MN 55033 652-437-6483

Heritage Links Golf Club 8075 Lucerne Blvd. Lakeville, MN 55044 952-440-4653

Hidden Greens Golf Course 12977 200th St E. Hastings, MN 55033 651-437-3085

Gopher Hills Golf Course 26155 Nicolai Av. Cannon Falls, MN 55009 507-263-2507

Inver Wood Golf Club

1850 70th St E. Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077 651-457-3667

Lost Spur Country Club 2750 Sibley Hwy. Eagan, MN 55121 651-454-5681

Mendakota Country Club 2075 Mendakota Dr. Mendota Heights, MN 55120 651-454-2822

Mendota Heights Par 3

1695 Dodd Rd. Mendota Heights, MN 55150 651-454-9822

Parkview Golf Club

1310 Cliff Rd. Eagan, MN 55123 651-452-5098

Rich Valley Golf Club 3855 145th St. Rosemount, MN 55068 651-437-4653

Goodhue County Cannon Golf Club

8606 295th St. E. Cannon Falls, MN 55009 507-263-3126

Mississippi National 409 Golf Links Dr. Red Wing, MN 55066 651-388-1874

Red Wing Golf Club

1311 W 6th St. Red Wing, MN 55066 651-388-9524

The Summit Golf Club

31286 Hwy 19 Blvd. Cannon Falls, MN 55009 877-582-4653

Hennepin County Baker National Golf Course 2935 Parkview Dr. Medina, MN 55340 763-694-7670

Begin Oaks Golf Course 5635 Yucca Lane No. Plymouth, MN 55446 763-599-7574

Fred Richards Executive Course

6364 John Harris Dr. Edina, MN 55439 612-915-6606 golf/courses/par29

Glen Lake Golf and Practice Center 14350 County Rd. 62 Minnetonka, MN 55345 763-694-7824

Golden Valley Golf and Country Club 7001 Golden Valley Rd. Golden Valley, MN 55427 763-732-4100

Hampton Hills Golf Club 5313 Juneau Lane Plymouth, MN 55446 763-559-9800

Hayden Hills Golf Club

Brookland Executive Nine

Brookview Golf Course

4710 Holly Lane No. Plymouth, MN 55446 763-559-9847

8232 Regent Av. No. Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763-561-3850 200 Brookview Pkwy. Golden Valley, MN 55426 763-512-2300

Burl Oaks Golf Club

5400 N. Arm Dr. Minnetrista, MN 55364 952-742-7017

Centerbrook Golf Course

5500 N. Lilac Dr. Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763-561-3239

Columbia Golf Club

3300 Central Av. NE Minneapolis, MN 55418 612-789-2627

Daytona Golf Club

Hiawatha Golf Club

Hollydale Golf Course

Hyland Greens

10100 Normandale Blvd. Bloomington MN 55431 952-948-8868 rec_facility/hyland_facility.htm

Lakeview Golf

405 N. Arm Dr. Mound, MN 55364 952-472-3459

Meadowbrook Golf Course 201 Meadowbrook Rd. Hopkins, MN 55343 952-929-2077

Meadowwoods Golf Course 18300 Ridgewood Rd. Minnetonka, MN 55345 952-470-4000

14730 Lawndale Lane Dayton, MN 55327 763-427-6110

New Hope Village Golf Course

Dwan Golf Club

Oak Ridge Country Club

3301 W. 110th St. Bloomington, MN 55431 952-563-8702

Edinburgh USA

Thompson Oaks Golf Course

Elm Creek Golf Course

Valleywood Golf Course

Fort Snelling Public Golf Course

4851 125th St W. Apple Valley, MN 55124 952-953-2323

17500 County Rd. 81 Maple Grove, MN 55369 763428-4544

4553 Longfellow Av. So. Minneapolis, MN 55407 612-724-7715

6364 John Harris Dr. Edina, MN 55439 952-826-6791

Southview Country Club

1555 Oakdale Av.e West St. Paul, MN 55118 651-457-6064

French Lake Open Golf Club

13150 Deerwood Lane North Dayton, MN 55327-9425 763-421-0060

Eagle Lake Youth Golf Course

239 E. Mendota Rd. West St. Paul, MN 55118 651-451-6856

2201 St. Anthony Blvd. Minneapolis, MN 55418 612-789-2542

Braemar Golf Course

Southern Hills Golf Course

18950 Chippendale Av. W. Farmington, MN 55024 651-463-4653

Francis Gross National Golf Course

11000 County Rd. 10 Plymouth, MN 55442 763-694-7695

8700 Edinbrook Crossing Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763-315-8500 19000 Hwy. 55 Plymouth, MN 55446 763-478-6716

6399 Fort Snelling Av. Fort Snelling, MN 55111 612-726-6222

8130 Bass Lake Rd. New Hope, MN 55428 763-531-5178

700 Oak Ridge Rd. Hopkins, MN 55305 952-935-7721

Pheasant Acres Golf Course 10705 County Rd. 116 Rogers, MN 55374 763-428-8244

Rush Creek Golf Club 7801 Troy Lane No. Maple Grove, MN 55311 763-494-0400

Shamrock Golf Club

19625 Larkin Rd. Hamel, MN 55340 763-478-9977

Spring Hill Golf Club 725 County Rd. 6 Wayzata, MN 55391 952-473-1500

Listings | Welcome! Sundance Golf Club

15420 113th Av. N. Dayton, MN 55369 763-420-4800

Sundance Golf Course

15240 113th Av. N. Maple Grove, MN 55369 763-420-4700

Theodore Wirth Golf Course 1301 Theodore Wirth Pwy. Golden Valley, MN 55422 763-522-4584

University of Minnesota Golf Club 2275 W. Larpenteur Av. St. Paul, MN 55113 651-627-4000

All Seasons Golf Course

1710 Montrose Blvd. S. Buffalo, MN 55313 763-682-4476

Applewood Hills Public Golf Course

For more listings on Golf Courses in the Metropolitan area and around Minnesota visit

707 Prairie St. Northfield, MN 55057 507-645-4026

7552 Douglas Point Rd. Cottage Grove, MN 55106 651-459-2135

Willingers Golf Club

11840 60th St. N. Stillwater, MN 55082 651-439-7276

Scott County

Country View Golf Course 2926 Hwy. 61 Maplewood, MN 55109 651-484-9809

Goodrich Golf Course

1820 N. Van Dyke St. Maplewood, MN 55109 651-748-2525

Highland National Golf Course 1403 Montreal Av. Saint Paul, MN 55116-2460 651-695-3774

Hillcrest Golf Club of Saint Paul 2200 E. Larpenteur Av. St. Paul, MN 55109 651-774-6088

Island Lake Golf & Training Center 1000 Red Fox Rd. Shoreview, MN 55126 651-787-0383

Keller Golf Club

2166 Maplewood Dr. St. Paul, MN 55109 651-766-4176

Manitou Ridge Golf Club 3200 N. McKnight Rd. White Bear Lake, MN 55110 651-777-2987

Midland Hills Country Club 2001 Fulham St. Roseville, MN 55113 651-631-0440

Oak Marsh Golf Club 526 Inwood Av.N. Oakdale, MN 55128 651-730-8886

Oneka Ridge Golf Club

5610 N. 120th St. White Bear Lake, MN 55110 651-429-2390

Phalen Golf Course 1615 Phalen Dr St. Paul, MN 55106 651-778-0424

The Ponds at Battle Creek 601 Century Av. S. Maplewood, MN 55119 651-501-6321

Roseville Cedarholm Golf Course 2323 N. Hamline Av. Roseville, MN 55113 651-633-8337

1854 County Rpad 39 NE Monticello, MN 55362 763-295-2951

Northfield Golf Course

Brightwood Hills Golf Course

1431 N. Lexington Pwy. St. Paul, MN 55103 651-488-9679

Silver Springs Golf Course

Rice County

Ramsey County

Como Golf Club

Afton Alps Golf Course 6600 Peller Av. S. Hastings, MN 55033 651-436-1320

6900 Canby Trail Northfield, MN 55057 952-652-2500

1975 Silver Lake Rd. New Brighton, MN 55112 652-638-2150

Washington County

Boulder Pointe Golf Club 9575 Glenborough Dr. Elko, MN 55020 952-461-4900

Cleary Lake Golf Course

18106 Texas Av. Prior Lake, MN 55372 612-447-2171

Creeks Bend Golf Course

26826 Langford Av. New Prague, MN 56071 952-758-7200

Legends Club

8670 Credit River Blvd. Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-226-4777

The Meadows at Mystic Lake 2400 Mystic Lake Dr. Prior Lake, MN 55372 925-223-5533

Wild Marsh

Castle Wood Golf Course 7050 Scandia Trail Forest Lake, MN 55025 651-464-6233

Cimarron Park Golf Course 0901 Lake Elmo Av. No. Lake Elmo, MN 55042 651-436-6188

Country Air Golf Park

404 Lake Elmo Av. Lake Elmo, MN 55042 651-436-6549

Dellwood Hills Golf Club 29 E Hwy 96 Dellwood, MN 55110 651-426-3218

Eagle Valley Golf Course 2600 Double Eagle Lane Woodbury, MN 55129 651-714-3750

Mississippi Dunes

10351 Grey Cloud Trail Cottage Grove, MN 55016 651-768-7611

LANDSCAPE DESIGN Carpenter Nature Center

12805 St. Croix Trail Hastings, MN 55033 651-437-4359

Dodge Nature Center and Landscape Arboretum

Oak Glen Country Club

365 W. Marie Av. West St. Paul, MN 55118 651-455-4531

Prestwick Golf Club

5500 Blaine Av. Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 651-450-1501

River Oaks Golf Course

4124 E. Lake Harriet Pkwy. Minneapolis, MN 55409 612-370-4900

Sawmill Golf Club

1225 Estabrook Dr. St. Paul, MN 55117 651-487-8200

Stone Ridge Golf Course

726 Vineland Place Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-230-6400

Sherburne County

13600 N Hudson Blvd. Stillwater, MN 55082 651-436-4653

Cedar Creek Golf Course

Tanners Brook Golf Course

4900 Minnehaha Av. Minneapolis, MN 55417 612-230-6400

Wright County

3675 Arboretum Dr. Chanhassen, MN 55318 952-443-1400

New Prague Golf Club 400 Lexington Av. S. New Prague, MN 56071 952-758-5326

Ridges at Sand Creek

21775 Ridges Dr. Jordan, MN 55352 952-492-2644

Stonebrooke Golf Course 2693 County Rd. 79 Shakopee, MN 55379 952-496-3171

The Wilds Golf Club 3151 Wilds Ridge Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-445-3500

Valley View Golf Course 23795 Laredo Av. Belle Plaine, MN 56011 952-873-4653

5700 Jason Av. Albertville, MN 55301 763-497-8245

Elk River Country Club 20015 Elk Lake Rd. Elk River, MN 55330 763-441-4111

Pinewood Golf Course 18150 Waco St. NW Elk River, MN 55330 763-441-3451

Monticello Country Club 1209 Golf Course Rd. Monticello, MN 55362 763-295-4653

1599 McKusick Rd. Stillwater, MN 55082 651-439-6981 9555 Wedgewood Dr. Woodbury, MN 55125 651-731-4779

11099 S Hwy 61 Cottage Grove, MN 55016 651-438-2121 11177 N. McKusick Rd. Stillwater, MN 55082 651-439-7862

5810 190th St. Forest Lake, MN 55025 651-464-2300

Buffalo Heights Golf Course


Lake Harriet Rose Garden

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Minnehaha Falls Pergola Gardens

University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

905 S Hwy 25, P.O. Box 318 Buffalo, MN 55313 763-682-2854


Fox Hollow Golf Club


4780 Palmgren Lane NE St. Michael, MN 55376 763-428-4468

Riverwood National Golf Course 10444 95th St. NE Otsego, MN 55362 763-271-5000

Lightning, Women’s Soccer, USL Lynx, Women’s NBA 612-989-5151

Minnesota Vixen Women’s Professional Football 651-270-6115 | 43

Welcome! | Listings Saint Paul Saints, Northern League 651-644-6659

Swarm, NLL, LaCrosse 651- 726-8240

Thunder Soccer, USL 651-917-8326

Timberwolves, NBA


Twins, MLB

612-375-7454 * 800-33-Twins

Vikings, NFL


Foshay Tower

821 Marquette Av. S. Minneapolis, MN 55042 612-359-3030 ave_821-27_foshay_tower.asp

Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum 333 E. River Rd. Minneapolis, MN 55455 612-625-9494

Gibbs Museum

2097 Larpenter Av. W St. Paul, MN 55113 651-646-8629

Historic Fort Snelling

200 Tower Av. Fort Snelling History Center St. Paul, MN 55111 612-726-1171

Historic Murphy’s Landing 2187 E. Hwy. 101 Shakopee, MN 55379 952-445-6901

Houses of the Sibley Historic Site 1357 Sibley Memorial Hwy. Mendota, MN 55150 651-452-1596

James J. Hill House

240 Summit Av. St. Paul, MN 55102 651-297-2555

Minnesota History Center 345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102 651-296-6126

Minnesota Museum of American Art Landmark Center 50 West Kellogg Blvd., Suite 341 St. Paul, MN 55102 651-266-1030

Minnesota State Capitol

75 Constitution Av. St. Paul, MN 55155 651-296-2881

Northfield Arts Guild

304 Division St. Northfield, MN 55057 507-645-8877

Northfield Historical Society and Museum 408 Division St. Northfield, MN 55057 507-645-9268

Oliver H. Kelley Farm

15788 Kelley Farm Rd. Elk River, MN 55330 763-441-6896

Schubert Music Museum 75 W. 5th St., Suite #302 St. Paul, MN 55102 651-292-3267


Minnesota Dance Theatre and Dance Institute 528 Hennepin Av. - 6th floor Hennepin Center for the Arts Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-338-0627

The Minnesota Opera 620 N. First St. Minneapolis, MN 55401 612-333-2700

Minnesota Orchestra

Orchestra Hall 1111 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-371-5656

Northrop Theatre and Dance Northrop Auditorium 84 S.E. Church St. Minneapolis, MN 55455 612-624-2345

O’Shaughnessey Auditorium 2004 Randolph Av. St. Paul, MN 55105 651-690-6700

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra 408 St. Peter St. - 3rd floor St. Paul, MN 55102 651-291-1144

Ted Mann Concert Hall

2128 4th St., U of M Minneapolis, MN 55455 612-624-2345

LeDuc Historic Estate Wild, NHL


1629 Vermillion Hastings, MN 55033 651-437-7055

Vocal Essence

Alexander Ramsey House

1900 Nicollet Av. Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-547-1451

American Swedish Institute

528 Hennepin Av., Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-338-1101


Zenon Dance Company

265 S. Exchange St. St. Paul, MN 55102 651-296-8760 2600 Park Av. Minneapolis, MN 55407 612-871-4907


Bakken Museum, The 3537 Zenith Av. S. Minneapolis, MN 55416 612-926-3878

Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul

Baseball Hall of Fame Museum

120 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102 651-221-9444

910 S. Third St. Minneapolis, MN 55415 612-375-9707

Science Museum of Minnesota/ Omnitheater

Mill City Museum, Minneapolis

Bell Museum of Natural History 10 Church St. SE Minneapolis, MN 55455 612-624-7083

Carleton College Art Gallery

One North College St. Northfield, MN 55057 507-646-4469

Carver County Historical Society 555 West First St. Waconia, MN 55387 952-442-4234

Mill City Museum

704 S. Second St. Minneapolis, MN 55401 612-341-7555

Minneapolis Institute of Arts 2400 S. Third Av. Minneapolis, MN 55404 612-870-3131

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Dakota County Historical Society Museum & Research Library

726 Vineland Place Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-230-6400

Ellingson Car Museum

Hiawatha Av., South of Minnehaha Pkwy. Minneapolis, MN 55102 651-228-0263

130 3rd Av. N. South St. Paul, MN 55075 651-552-7548

20950 Rogers Dr. Rogers, MN 55374 763-428-7337

44 | Welcome! 2012-2013

Minnehaha Depot

Minnesota Children’s Museum 10 W Seventh St. St. Paul, 55102 651-225-6000

St. James Hotel

406 Main St. Red Wing, MN 55066 651-388-2846

St. Olaf Flaten Art Museum

1520 St. Olaf Av. Northfield, MN 55057 507-646-3248

Walker Art Center

1750 Hennepin Av. Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-375-7622

Wayzata Historical Society

402 East Lake St. Wayzata, MN 55391 952-473-3631

Westonka Historical Society

2325 Commerce Blvd. Mound, MN 55364 952-472-9800

Grand Portage National Monument

Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

North Country National Scenic Trail

Pipestone National Monument

Saint Croix National Scenic River

Superior National Forest


Voyageurs National Park

William O’Brien State Park valley/index.html

RACE CAR PARKS Elko Speedway 26350 France Av., Elko, MN (952) 461-7223 (American).

RACETRACK Canterbury Park Racetrack & Card Club 100 Canterbury Rd. Shakopee, MN 55379 952-445-7223 or 800-340-6361

Listings | Welcome! RECREATION 14421 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd. Apple Valley, MN 55124 952-953-2300 7110 County Rd. 110 Minnetrista, MN 55364 952-472-9292

7545 Brooklyn Blvd. Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763-503-2695

Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium

1225 Estabrook Dr. St Paul, MN 55103 651-487-8000

120 E Broadway Mall of America Bloomington, MN 55425 952-883-0202

Como Town

Valleyfair Amusement Park 1 Valleyfair Dr. Shakopee, MN 55379 952-445-7600

Water Park of America

1700 E. American Blvd. Bloomington, MN 55425 952-854-8900

Great Clips IMAX Theater at Minnesota Zoo

Wild Mountain

Guidant John Rose MN Oval Skate Park


12000 Zoo Blvd. Apple Valley, MN 55124 952-431-4629 2661 Civic Center Dr. Roseville, MN 55113 651-792-7007

Jim Lupient Water Park 1520 Johnson St. NE Minneapolis, MN 55413 612-370-3989

Nickelodeon Universe

Mall of America Bloomington, MN 55425 952-883-8555

The Depot Waterpark

225 South 3rd Av. Minneapolis, MN 55401 612-375-1700

Minnesota Zoo

13000 Zoo Blvd. Apple Valley, MN 55124 1-800-366-7811 1-800-627-3528 (TTY)

NASCAR Silicon Motor Speedway 352 South Av. Mall of America Bloomington, MN 55425 952-854-4308

St. Louis Park Aquatic Park

3700 Monterey Dr. St. Louis Park, MN 55416 952-924-2540

The Depot Indoor Skating Rink 225 South 3rd Av. Minneapolis, MN 55401 612-375-1700

Tropics Indoor Water Park 4580 Victoria St. No. Shoreview, MN 55126 651-490-4700

Maple Grove


Cascade Bay

6900 Lakeland Av. No.. Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 763-566-8855

Inver Grove Heights

The Heights of Inver Grove Bishop Av.and Blaine of Upper 55th 651-451-2266

Pkwy. Rd. A Bunker Hills Regional Park Coon Rapids, MN 55433 763-767-2895

Grand Rios Water Park


Inver Grove Heights

Bunker Beach

1301 Midway Pkwy. St Paul, MN 55108 651-487-2121


Arbor Pointe Development Concord & Cahill/Broderick Buchanan Trail 651-451-2266

Brunswick Zone

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory


Historic Downtown Hastings Hwy. 61 South on Main St. 651-437-6775

Big Stone Mini Golf and Sculpture Garden

1360 Civic Center Dr. Eagan, MN 55122 651-675-5577


Hwy. 35E and Pilot Knob, Yankee Doodle and Cliff Rd. 651-452-9872

Apple Valley Family Aquatic Center

Taylors Falls , MN 55084 800-447-4958

Anoka County Anoka

Main St. Anoka Jackson from 1st to 5th St.

Southdale Center 66th St. and France Av. South 952-925-7885 Gaviidae Common I and II 60 S. Sixth St. 612-372-1222 Fountains at Arbor Lakes Intersection of Elm Creek Blvd. & Hemlock Lane 763-566-7722

Maple Grove

Shoppes at Arbor Lakes Hwy. 694 and Hemlock Lane 763-424-0504

O’Connell Square County Rd. 42 and O’Connell Rd in Savage 952-476-9400


West Saint Paul


Shops on South Robert St. 651-452-9872

Goodhue County Red Wing

IDS Center Crystal Court 612-376-8000 Block E Between 6th and 7th St. on Hennepin Av 612-338-5900, 612-370-9100


Hwy 61 S. and 50 651-388-4719

Calhoun Square Lake St. and Hennepin Av. 612-824-1240

Hennepin County



Mall of America 60 East Broadway, Bloomington 952-883-8800

City Center Sixth St. and Hennepin Av. 612-372-1222


Brookdale Center

Nicollet Mall Minneapolis 5th - 10th St.s 612-370-9100

Crystal Lake


Brookdale Shopping Center 1108 Brookdale Rd., Hwy. 100, Exit 152 763-566-3373 Crystal Shopping Center Bass Lake Rd. (CR 10) and West Broadway (CR 8) 651-646-7901

Riverplace and St. Anthony Main Main St. across the Mississippi River from downtown 612-378-5000 and


The Warehouse District Northwest downtown Minneapolis 612-334-3131


Northtown Mall 398 Northtown Dr. 763-786-9704


Ridgedale Center Wayzata Blvd. 952-541-4864

Coon Rapids

Riverdale Crossing Northwest corner of Hwy. 10 & Round Lake Blvd. 952-476-9400

South Lake Minnetonka/Excelsior Hwy. 7 & Water St. 952-474-6461

Coon Rapids

Riverdale Village Shopping Center Southeast Corner of Hwy 10 & Round Lake Blvd. 216-755-5839

St. Louis Park

Excelsior & Grand Av.

Carver County

St. Louis Park


Knollwood Mall 169 and Hwy. 7 952-933-8041



Hwy. 5 and Market Blvd. 952-934-3903 Hwy. 5 and Main St. 952-442-5812

Dakota County Apple Valley

Apple Valley Ring Route County Rd. 42 and Cedar Av.


Burnsville Center Hwy.s 35W and 35E at County Rd. 42 952-435-8181

Eden Prairie

Eden Prairie Shopping Center Hwy. 494 and Hwys. 212 and 169 South 8251 Flying Cloud Dr. 952-941-7650


50th & France West 50th St. and France Av. South 952-922-1524


Galleria 69th St. and France Av. South 952-925-4321

Hwy 394, downtown Wayzata exit 952-473-9595

Ramsey County Maplewood

Maplewood Mall l-694 and White Bear Av. 651-770-5020


Har Mar Mall South of Hwy. 36 on Snelling Av. 651-631-0340 | 45

Welcome! | Listings Roseville

Rosedale Center Hwy. 36 at Fairview Av. 651-633-0872

Saint Paul

Grand Av. West of downtown St. Paul 651-699-0029

Rice County Northfield

Hwy 19 & 3 1-800-658-2548

Sherburne County Elk River

Hwy 101 & 169 763-441-3110


Pangea World Theater

711 West Lake St., #101 Minneapolis, MN 55408 612-203-1088

Charter Communications 800-581-0081


Pantages Theatre


710 Hennepin Av. Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-339-7007


Home 800-788-3500 Multi-line business 800-800-8494

Park Square Theatre

Frontier Communications 952-435-1504

Integra Telecom


Qwest Communications

Burnsville Performing Arts Center

Guthrie Theater

Home 800-244-1111 Business 800-603-6000 Home office consulting 800-898-9675 Special needs (TTY/Voice) 800-223-3131

818 South 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55415 612-377-2224 or 877-44-STAGE

Hwy. 35, Exit 48, Medford 507-455-2042


Washington County

US Cable

824 Hennepin Av. Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-373-5600

Steele County Medford Outlet Center


I-94 East, Stillwater exit 651-439-4001


Hwy. 494 and Hwy. 94, Woodbury 651-578-0722

Wright County Albertville

Premium Outlets Albertville 6415 Labeaux Av. NE. 763-497-1911

I-94 Corridor


800-332-0245 763-689-4550

THEATRE Acme Comedy Company

History Theatre

708 N 1st St. Minneapolis, MN 55401 612-338-6393

Bloomington Civic Theater

1800 West Old Shakopee Rd. Bloomington, MN 55431 952-563-8575

Brave New Institute & ETC Theatre 2605 Hennepin Av. S. Minneapolis, MN 55408 612-332-6620 12600 Nicollet Av S Burnsville, MN 55337 952-895-4680

Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater

810 W. Lake St. Minneapolis, MN 55408 612-825-8949

CAST Showcase Theatre & School 4030 Central Av.No. Columbia Heights, MN 55421 763-789-2353

Centennial Showboat

Afton Alps Recreation Area

6600 Peller Av. S., Hastings, MN 55033 1-800-328-1328 , 651-436-5245

Buck Hill Ski & Snowboard Area 15400 Buck Hill Rd, Burnsville MN 55306 952- 435-7174

Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area

8800 Chalet Rd., Bloomington, MN 55438 763-694-7800

Heritage Theatre Co. of Maplewood 2100 White Bear Av. Maplewood, MN 55109 651-773-1455

Burnsville Performing Arts Center


Hennepin Stages

30 E. 10th St. St. Paul, MN 55101 651-292-4323

Illusion Theater

528 Hennepin Av. Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-339-4944

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre 1500 E. Lake St. Minneapolis, MN 55407 612-721-2535

Jungle Theater

2951 Lyndale Av. S. Minneapolis, MN 55408 612-822-7063

Lyric Arts Main St. Stage 420 E. Main St. Anoka, MN 55303 763-422-1838

Masquers Theatre Company PO Box 446 Forest Lake, MN 55025 651-464-5823

c/o Padelford Riverboats Harriet Island St. Paul, MN 55107 651-227-1100

Mixed Blood Theatre

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Music Box Theatre

1501 S. Fourth St. Minneapolis, MN 55454 612-338-6131

501 W. 78th St. Chanhassen, MN 55317 952-934-1525

1407 Nicollet Av. Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-871-1414

Children’s Theatre Company

Old Log Theater

2400 Third Av. S. Minneapolis, MN 55404 612-874-0400

5175 Meadville St. Excelsior, MN 55331 952-474-5951

Fitzgerald Theater

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Welch Village Ski and Snowboard

10 E. Exchange St. St. Paul, MN 55101 651-290-1221

345 Washington St. St. Paul, MN 55102 651-224-4222

Wild Mountain Ski Area

Frank Theatre

Orpheum Theatre

26685 Co. Rd. 7 Blvd., Welch, MN 55089 651-222-7079 Taylors Falls, MN 55084 651-465-6315

46 | Welcome! 2012-2013

3156 S. 23rd Av. Minneapolis, MN 55407 612-724-3760

910 Hennepin Av. Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-339-7007

20 W. 7th PL St. Paul, MN 55102 651-291-7005

Penumbra Theatre Company

270 N. Kent St. St. Paul, MN 55102 651-224-3180

Pillsbury House Theatre

3501 Chicago Av. S. Minneapolis, MN 55407 612-824-0459

Plymouth Playhouse

2705 Annapolis Lane No. Plymouth, MN 55441 763-553-1600

Southern Theater

1420 Washington Av. So. Minneapolis, MN 55454 612-340-1725

Stages Theatre Company 1111 Main St. Hopkins, MN 55343 952-979-1111

Stepping Stone Theatre

75 W. 5th St. 55 Victoria St. No. St. Paul, MN 55104 651-225-9265

TB Sheldon Auditorium Theatre 443 W. Third St. Red Wing, MN 55066 651-388-8700 or 800-899-5759

Theatre de la Jeune Lune 105 N. First St. Minneapolis, MN 55401 612-333-6200

Theatre in the Round Players 245 Cedar Av. Minneapolis, MN 55454 612-333-3010

UTILITIES Connexus Energy


Dakota Electric Association 651-463-6212

Minnesota Valley Electric Co-op 952-492-2313

Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electrical Association 800-943-2667

Xcel Energy


Centerpoint Energy


Minnesota Energy Resources 800-303-0752 | 47

48 | Welcome! 2012-2013

Welcome 2012-13  

Welcome Twin Cities 2012-2013 Area Guide

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you