The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, was established in 1851. A member of the Big 10 Conference for athletics, the U as it is commonly called by the locals has campuses in both of the Twin Cities, with easy commutes between the two campuses for the students. The school has a strong reputation for its College of Pharmacy and ranks very high for both the undergraduate and graduate programs of chemical engineering. Notable alumni from the U include politicians Walter Mondale and Hubert H. Humphrey, as well as novelist and radio show host Garrison Keillor.
The Golden Gophers field strong sports programs. Venture over to TCF Bank Stadium for a Gophers football game. The Williams Arena is the place to go for basketball and their championship wrestling team.Mariucci Arena is the place to go for the Golden Gophers explosive ice hockey team. In addition, Minnesota has one of the better underground music scenes in the country, and a slew of venues are located in Minneapolis for all your music needs. A definite stop has to be the First Avenue, a legendary venue in town where Prince filmed the live scenes for Purple Rain. Other music venues include the Varsity Theatre and the Fine Line Music Café.
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