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Mississippi River towns in Minnesota

Nininger

Population (2010) 865 in the township History The future village of Nininger was built on a high bank above the river, safely out of reach of high water, but with good access to the river. The settlement was first known as Bluff Landing, then as Bassett's Landing because John Bassett lived there. The first settler

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Rosemount

Population (2010) 21,874 History Rosemount is an old community in Dakota County, but one with only a minor connection to the Mississippi River: Spring Lake Park is within the city boundaries, touching the Mississippi River in the far northeast corner of the city. It’s fair to say that Rosemount’s development had much more to do

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Inver Grove Heights

Population (2010) 33,880 History The McGroarty family, the first of many immigrants from Ireland to settle in the area, reached the US in 1848. The family included 24-year old John, Bridget, his wife, their 2-year old son Bryan, and John’s 23-year old brother, William. Their trip from New York City to St. Paul took 4 years, probably

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South St. Paul

Population (2010) 20,160 History Located along the bluffs downriver from downtown, the floodplain was the last location for the Dakota village called Kaposia that was inhabited until the mid-19th century. Today's South Saint Paul is a city in two distinct geographic locations: the residential areas and town center are high atop the bluffs, but the

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Lilydale

Population (2010) 623 History The small village of Lilydale, named for the lilies that cover Pickerel Lake, was built in a rather unfortunate location, a low-lying floodplain that, well, floods regularly. So many of its residents lived in boats or trailers--it was easier move out of the way when the river began to rise--that Lilydale earned

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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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