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Minneapolis, the largest city of Minnesota, United States, is situated on both banks of the Mississippi,' eight miles W. by N. of the capital, St. Paul. The original town stood on the right bank, but St. Antony, on the opposite side, was incorporated with it in 1873. The prosperity of Minneapolis is mainly due to the water-power furnished by the river, which falls about 80 feet as it passes through, with an abrupt descent of 16 feet at the falls of St. Antony. The university is open to both sexes. The Government Loan buildings are an immense pile, with a garden on the roof. Flourmilling and saw-milling are the principal industries.