Mendota

Population (2010) 198 History The first Europeans to move into the area were the soldiers at the Cantonment of New Hope, who wintered here before Fort Snelling was built. They were followed by folks who were involved in the fur trade, primarily discontented French Canadians and Metis who had left Selkirk’s colony at Fort Garry

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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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