Saint Paul is the inspiring capital of Minnesota. St. Paul is the second most populous city and adjoins Minneapolis, the state’s most populous city. These “Twin Cities” form the country’s 16th-largest metropolitan area.
From about 400 AD Hopewell Indians are known to have lived in the area. The Mdewakanton Dakota were the next known inhabitants. The Ojibwa were the next. After the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, military and European settlers began to live in the area. Minnesota Territory chose St. Paul as its capital in 1849. Minnesota became a state in 1858 and St. Paul remained the capital.
St. Paul’s climate is considered a continental or humid continental climate. Winters are cold and snowy. Summers are hot and humid. Spring and fall are transitional seasons and it does precipitate all year long.
The state government and other important industries call St. Paul home. The metropolitan area employs over a million people in private sector jobs. There are major corporations headquartered in St. Paul.
There are many annual events in St. Paul. Musical, theatre, and other groups hold outings for locals and tourists alike. Many museums and sporting events attract attention. Several well-known colleges and universities call St. Paul home.
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