The university of Minnesota at Minneapolis was projected by the Territorial Legislature of 1851.
The university library of 110,000 volumes is supplemented by the libraries of Minneapolis and St Paul.
The main line of the Minneapolis, St Paul & Sault Ste Marie enters the S.E.
The principal lines are the Michigan Central, the Pere Marquette, the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern, the Grand Rapids & Indiana, the Ann Arbor, the Grand Trunk, the Chicago & North-Western, the Duluth South Shore & Atlantic, the Minneapolis, St Paul & Sault Ste.
It is served by the Illinois Central, the Chicago Great Western, the Minneapolis & Saint Louis, and the Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern railways, the last an electric interurban line.