Minneapolis is the county seat of Hennepin County and the larger of the Twin Cities, the 16th-largest metropolitan area in the United States. As of 2018, Minneapolis is the largest city in the state of Minnesota and 46th-largest in the United States, with an estimated population of 425,403; the Twin Cities metropolitan area consists of Minneapolis, its neighbor Saint Paul and suburbs which altogether contain about 3.63 million people, is the third-largest economic and population center in the Midwest. Minneapolis lies on both banks of the Mississippi River, just north of the river's confluence with the Minnesota River, adjoins Saint Paul, the state's capital; the city is abundantly rich in water, with 13 lakes, the Mississippi River and waterfalls. It was once a hub for timber; the city and surrounding region is the primary business center between Seattle. Minneapolis is home to five Fortune 500 companies, the Twin Cities are the fifth-largest hub of major corporate headquarters in the United States.

Minneapolis has one of the highest percentages of LGBT populations in the U. S. Noted for its strong music and performing arts scenes, Minneapolis is home to both the award-winning Guthrie Theater and the historic First Avenue nightclub. Reflecting the region's status as an epicenter of folk and alternative rock music, the city served as the launching pad for several of the 20th century's most influential musicians, including Bob Dylan and Prince. Minneapolis has become noted for its underground and independent hip-hop and rap scenes, producing artists such as Lizzo, Brother Ali and Dessa; the Dakota name for Minneapolis is Bdeóta Othúŋwe. Daniel Payne, John Stevens, George Bowman contributed to replacing Albion, the name selected for the city by Hennepin County; the name Minneapolis is attributed to Charles Hoag, the city's first schoolmaster, who suggested Minnehapolis, derived from Minnehaha, combined mni, a Dakota Sioux word for water, polis, the Greek word for city. Dakota Sioux were the region's sole residents when French explorers arrived in 1680.

Fort Snelling, just south of present-day Minneapolis, was built in 1819 by the United States Army. It attracted traders and merchants, spurring growth in the area; the Minnesota Territorial Legislature authorized Minneapolis as a town in 1856, on the Mississippi's west bank. Minneapolis incorporated as a city in 1867, the year rail service began between Minneapolis and Chicago, it joined with the east-bank city of St. Anthony in 1872. Minneapolis developed around Saint Anthony Falls, the highest waterfall on the Mississippi River and a source of power for its early industry. Forests in northern Minnesota were a valuable resource for the lumber industry, which operated seventeen sawmills on power from the waterfall. By 1871, the west river bank had twenty-three businesses, including flour mills, woolen mills, iron works, a railroad machine shop, mills for cotton, paper and planing wood. Due to the occupational hazards of milling, six local sources of artificial limbs were competing in the prosthetics business by the 1890s.

The farmers of the Great Plains grew grain, shipped by rail to the city's 34 flour mills. Millers have used hydropower elsewhere since the 1st century B. C. but the results in Minneapolis between 1880 and 1930 were so remarkable the city has been described as "the greatest direct-drive waterpower center the world has seen." A father of modern milling in America and founder of what became General Mills, Cadwallader C. Washburn converted his business from gristmills to revolutionary technology, including "gradual reduction" processing by steel and porcelain roller mills capable of producing premium-quality pure white flour quickly; some ideas were developed by William Dixon Gray and some acquired through industrial espionage from Hungary by William de la Barre. Charles A. Pillsbury and the C. A. Pillsbury Company across the river were a step behind, hiring Washburn employees to use the new methods; the hard red spring wheat that grows in Minnesota became valuable, Minnesota "patent" flour was recognized at the time as the best in the world.

Not until did consumers discover the value in the bran that "... Minneapolis flour millers dumped" into the Mississippi. After 1883, a Minneapolis miller started a new industry when he began to sell bran byproduct as animal feed. Millers cultivated relationships with academic scientists at the University of Minnesota; those scientists backed them politically on many issues, such as in the early 20th century when health advocates in the nascent field of nutrition criticized the flour "bleaching" process. At peak production, a single mill at Washburn-Crosby made enough flour for 12 million loaves of bread each day. Further, by 1895, through the efforts of silent partner William Hood Dunwoody, Washburn-Crosby exported four million barrels of flour a year to the United Kingdom; when exports reached their peak in 1900, about one third of all flour milled in Minneapolis was shipped overseas. Known as a kindly physician, Doc Ames led the city into corruption during four terms as mayor just before 1900.

The gangster Kid Cann was famous for bribery and intimidation during the 1940s. The city made dramatic changes to rectify discrimination as early as 1886 when Martha Ripley founded Maternity Hospital for both married and unmarried mothers. Different forms of

Bob Carlton

Bob Carlton was an English theatre director and writer. He is best known for creating and directing the jukebox musical Return to the Forbidden Planet, which won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical in both 1989 and 1990 and has been produced in many different countries around the world, he has written several other plays and has directed episodes of the television soap operas Brookside and Emmerdale Farm. He was born in Coventry, read Drama at the University of Hull and, after graduation, won an Arts Council Trainee Director's Bursary to the Belgrade Theatre in his hometown of Coventry, he was Associate Director at the Dukes Playhouse and York Theatre Royal before becoming artistic director of the Bubble Theatre Company in 1979. He held this post until 1984 and while there he created and first staged Return to the Forbidden Planet. From 1997-2014 he was the artistic director of Hornchurch. On 17 September 2014, it was announced that he was stepping down from the position to focus on his writing.

It was announced on 19 January 2018. biography Bob Carlton on IMDb

Nick Kuhl

Nick Kuhl born in Pasadena, Maryland is an American professional rugby union player. He plays as a full back for the Old Glory DC in Major League Rugby. Kuhl is from Pasadena and grew up playing rugby and football at Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn, earning All-MIAA honors for each, he went on to play for Salisbury University between 2010 and 2014 where he earned a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, Allied Health Track, was a three-time Collegiate All-American. During his time as an amateur rugby player, he represented Rocky Gorge RFC and captained the Washington, D. C. Capital Selects. On 16 May 2019, Kuhl was signed by Washington, D. C.-based Old Glory DC. Intending to join Major League Rugby in 2020, Old Glory staged an exhibition campaign for May and June 2019. Kuhl started at full-back in DC's inaugural game against Ireland's Shannon RFC on Sunday 19 May, playing as Old Glory's designated kicker and slotting two of three conversions and his one penalty opportunity. On May 27, Kuhl again started at full-back for Old Glory in a heavy 70-7 defeat at home to the Scotland U20s.

Kuhl played as Old Glory recorded their first victory in franchise history, running out 28-7 victors over the USA Rugby South Panthers, with Kuhl again providing points from the boot. On 9 June 2018, Kuhl was named as vice-captain as Old Glory ran out 29-15 winners over the Ontario Blues in their final exhibition game of the 2019 season. Old Glory DC profile