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1. Wedge, The: "The Wedge" is also the name of the local natural foods co-op.  
2. Cedar-Riverside: AKA "The West Bank"; bounded by the Mississippi to the north and to the east.  
3. North Minneapolis: The area north of Glenwood Avenue, and between the Mississippi River and Theodore Wirth Parkway.  
4. Fred, The: The Weisman Art Museum, a modern museum, art gallery, and architectural landmark.  
5. Outstate: How people inside the metropolitan Minneapolis/St. Paul area refers to the rest of Minnesota.  
6. Minneapple, The: (noun) Nickname for Minneapolis, particularly in the 1980s and 1990s; meant as a contrast to "The Big Apple", New Y...
7. Tangletown: (noun) South Minneapolis neighborhood known for its curvy streets (hence the name) bordered by I-35W, 46th Street, ...  
8. Sconie: A noun that describes either a person from Wisconsin or the state of Wisconsin itself.  
9. Bat Watching: The intersection of Lake of the Isles Pkwy and Euclid is a great place to watch swarms of bats fly in circles above...  
10. Gingko Trees: On 27th St. between Hennepin Ave. and Lake of the Isles grows dozens of large Ginkgo trees.  
11. Minneapolis Central Library: A landmark civic building downtown; also, Minnesota's main library.  
12. HHH Metrodome: The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome is best known for being home to the Minnesota Vikings. The dome has capacity of up...  
13. Up North: Anywhere north of the Twin Cities, typically in reference to the lakes area where people go for the weekend.  
14. U, The: "The U" is how Minneapolitans (and most Minnesotans) refer to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. One of the ...  
15. Nicollet Mall: An 8-block commercial strip closed to cars.  
 
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