Newport

Population (2010) 3,435 History Newport began as two separate communities: Red Rock and Newport. Red Rock was the older of the two, tracing its origins to 1837. It was named after an unusually large granite boulder, a relic of the area’s glaciated past that was out of place among the area’s limestone formations. The

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Fridley

Population (2010) 27,208 History Vermont native John Banfil moved here in 1847 and would eventually serve as the first postmaster for a town he would plat in 1851 called Manomin (the Ojibwe word for wild rice). Before all that, though, he built a tavern and sawmill along the Red River Ox Cart Trail. When the

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