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Minnesota is better known as the home of the Twin Cities, but is also home of the Twin Ports. These Twin Ports are known as Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin.
Duluth is a hilly, lakeside town beside Lake Superior and its neighboring ports. It is halfway between Minneapolis and the Canadian border. Maritime, railroad, and tundra culture create a relaxing pace in this small, midwestern metropolis.
Before American settlement and European exploration, Duluth served as an abode for the Chippewa and Sioux. In 1678, Daniel Greysolon acted as the mediator between Chippewa and Sioux disputed on behalf of the French government. Minnesota was a French territory prior to its incorporation into the continental United States.
Today, Duluth is a vacation destination and provides a scenic break for fishers and skiers on the way to the North shores of Lake Superior. The year-round, cool weather and village activities relates it to Vaxjo, Sweden and Ohara, Japan.
Money Magazine has ranked it as one of the Top 4 Midwestern small cities. It is likely one of the few places in the United States where an accomplished Symphony Orchestra and Curling Club coexist. A French and Native American cultural heritage infuse an atypical town located in America's beautiful heartland.