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Men's Spa

The MENS DEPT is committed to transforming an ordinary trip to the barbershop into an extraordinary grooming experience.

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Milkweed Editions

Milkweed Editions, founded in Minnesota in 1979, is one of the nation's leading independent, nonprofit literary publishers

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Mill City Clinic

Mill City Clinic is a primary care healthcare provider affiliated with the U of M Physicians.

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Mill City Commons

Connected by the common purpose to build community as it meets the lifelong health and lifestyle needs of its members, Mill City Commons is a neighborhood, nonprofit membership-focused organization.

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Mill City Farmers Market

This market is not only a fun neighborhood and destination spot for Minnesota residents, but another way to share the many benefits of local sustainable and organically produced foods.

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Mill City Museum

Mill City Museum - Built into the ruins of what was once the world’s largest flour mill, MillCity Museum is located on the historic Mississippi Riverfront. Here, visitors of all ages learn about the intertwined histories of the flour industry, the river, and the city of Minneapolis.

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Mill City Running

Mill City Running hopes everyone entering their doors will feel encouraged on their path to fitness. They offer personalized assistance with finding a good shoe or apparel, running/training advice, group runs and clinics. Join their Race Team!

411 E. Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55414

Phone - 612-378-6001

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Hours - MON-THUR 10-8, FRI 10-6, SAT 10-5, SUN 12-5


Mill District Dental

Mill District Dental will provide you with the tools you need to ensure that you achieve and maintain oral health. Dr. Peters and our team devote many hours to continuing education and pass the benefits of this advanced knowledge on to you. 

Services include:
•Botox & Dermal Fillers •Children's Dentistry •Cosmetic Dentisry •Crowns & Bridges •Dental Implants •Full & Partial Dentures •Invisalign •Oral Surgery •Root Canals •Tooth-Colored Fillings

1026 Washington Avenue S, Suite 100, Minneapolis 55415

Phone - 612-877-8888

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Mill Ruins Park

As the centerpiece of the revitalization of Minneapolis' historic West Side Milling District, Mill Ruins Park combines an exploration of the history of Minneapolis with present day activities for all ages.

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Millers Landing Senior Living

Situated along the Mississippi River, Millers Landing Senior Living is close to the Guthrie Theater, Stone Arch Bridge, restaurants, parks and walking paths. Immerse yourself in an environment with other individuals who share your passion for downtown Minneapolis and a taste of an urban lifestyle.

Offering Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care.

Millers Landing Senior Living, 155 5th Avenue S, Minneapolis MN 55401

Phone: 612-505-0528




Minneapolis Central Library

Minneapolis Central Library

300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 55401

Phone - 612-543-8000

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The stunning Minneapolis Central Library is conveniently located in downtown Minneapolis between Hennepin Avenue, the city's arts and theater district, and Nicollet Mall, the backbone of the city's business and shopping districts.

Designed to reflect residents' civic pride and deep commitment to education and literacy, Minneapolis Central Library offers nearly 100 percent access to its collection, the center of the third largest per capita public library collection of any major city in America with a collection of more than 2.4 million items--including books, DVDs, music, government documents and more.

Please visit the web site for details on Hours, the Children's Library, Teen Center, New Americans Center, Business Services, Meeting Spaces, Tours, Events, Activities and other amenities.

Technology available at Central Library

More computers with free Internet access for free public use than any single building in the state - 300+ (up from 75 previously offered).

Public Internet Computers:

1st Floor:
Available: Firefox, Internet Explorer, JAWS, Magic screen enlarger, OpenOffice.
No scanners; no MS Word.

2nd, 3rd and 4th Floor:
Each public computer has everything the 1st floor computers have, plus:
6 are designated as "Computer Lab" and have the MS Office Suite, and other online resources, from their unique start page.
6 others have MS Word.
Scanners are attached to two of the remaining computers.
Computer Printers - color printing available on all floors, for $.50 per page.

Central Library has 6 scanners, 2 each on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Floors.

One B/W copier on each floor; $.10/page
One Color copier on 3rd floor; $.50 for 8.5x11; $1.00 for 11x17.


Minneapolis DID

The DID's mission is to support, preserve, create and enhance a vibrant, competitive and thriving downtown that attracts and retains businesses, employees, residents and visitors.

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Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission

Preserving significant parts of our past gives us a sense of our "roots," and helps us remember where we came from and see where we want to go.

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Minneapolis Police Department Precinct 1

The 1st Precinct's service area is downtown Minneapolis and is bounded by the Mississippi River to the North and Northeast, Interstate 94 on the West and South and Plymouth Avenue North.

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Minnesota Center for Book Arts

Established in 1983, Minnesota Center for Book Arts is the most comprehensive independent book arts center in the nation

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Moms on The Run Minneapolis

Moms On The Run Minneapolis is a fitness option coming to the downtown riverfront, with one hour classes scheduled for April 24 - August 21, 2013.  The new Moms On The Run Minneapolis location will be based downtown near the Mill District. Moms On The Run is a coached women’s running program with a motto of Fitness, Friendship, and Fun. Don't let the name fool you - you don’t have to be a mom to join!

Contact: Owner/Certified Run Instructor, Colleen Brooks

Phone:  612-850-5799


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Nicollet Island Park

Nicollet Island Park is located off Historic Main Street at East Hennepin.

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Nicollet Island Pavilion

Experience spectacular views of downtown Minneapolis and the Stone Arch Bridge from the garden terrace and patio of this enchanting island park on the Mississippi River.

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Old Spaghetti Factory

Old Spaghetti Factory's famous Complete Meals include soup or salad, fresh baked bread, entree, milk, coffee, hot or iced tea, and vanilla or spumoni ice cream.

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Open Book

Open Book is a haven for flourishing creative writing, publishing, and printing arts activity in Minnesota.

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