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Minneapolis, MN

Quarles & Brady’s newest office in the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” opened in August 2018. We are continuing to grow the office in multiple legal disciplines, seeking lateral attorneys who complement our established areas of service strength in order to grow strategically and expand our reputation for excellence in several key areas.

Life in Minneapolis

Minneapolis forms the "Twin Cities" with the neighboring state capital of St. Paul, with a combined population of over 430,000 making it the second-most densely populated city in the region behind Chicago. Bisected by the Mississippi River, its known for its parks, over 11,000 lakes and 90,000 miles of shoreline - more than that of Hawaii, California and Florida combined! Minneapolis is also home to many cultural landmarks like the Walker Art Center, a contemporary art museum, and the adjacent Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, famed for Claes Oldenburg's "Spoonbridge and Cherry" sculpture. Located in the heart of the Midwest, Minneapolis remains one of the great cities in which to live, work and raise a family. The city's diverse population includes one of the largest percentages of LGBTQ people in the United States.

Minneapolis-St. Paul is the third largest economic center in the Midwest, behind Chicago and Detroit. It has a diverse economic base, including headquarters for 16 Fortune 500 corporations, making the Twin Cities among the largest commercial centers between Chicago and the West Coast. The city is home to the headquarters of companies such as Target, U.S. Bancorp, Xcel Energy, Ameriprise Financial and Thrivent Financial. With the University of Minnesota and other colleges and technical schools providing applied research and well-trained scientists and engineers, the area also has one of the largest concentrations of high-technology firms in the nation.

History Highlights

Minnesota is centered within Dakota creation stories and is an important place in traditional Ojibwe history. Along with the Dakota and Ojibwe, the Ho-Chunk, Cheyenne, Oto, Iowa, and the Sac & Fox tribes also acknowledge Minnesota as important to their tribal histories.

The Catholic Church helped shape the region with the Basilica of Saint Mary, a Beaux-Arts masterpiece and the first basilica established in the United States. The Mill City Museum, built on the ruins of what was once the world’s largest flour mill, gives a glimpse of what life was like along the Mississippi River during the Industrial Revolution.

Arts & Entertainment

The Minneapolis Institute of Art, located just south of downtown, is home to 90,000 works of art spanning six continents and 5,000 years. Eduardo Kobra’s massive mural of musician Bob Dylan located in downtown Minneapolis is a colorful masterpiece completed in just five weeks. It is five stories tall, and tells the story of the Minnesota native’s musical journey and career. The Walker Art Center -- and its fantastic sculpture garden -- houses a cross-disciplinary contemporary art collection, including music and theater performances.

Minneapolis is also the hometown of music legend Prince, and there are countless places and landmarks that connect to his life. And don't forget to find the popular Mary Tyler Moore statue downtown at Nicollet and 7th Street, which captures the iconic moment Mary throws her tam in the air during the opening credits of the 1970s hit TV show.

Finally, the Weisman Art Museum, located on the campus of the University of Minnesota, prides itself on offering exhibits that can be observed in the appropriate social and historical contexts, and its permanent collection is housed in a shining Frank Gehry-designed building.


No matter the time of year, there is always some sort of sporting event taking place in Minneapolis. The city is home to teams from all four of the major professional leagues: the National Football League (Vikings), the National Hockey League (Wild), the National Basketball Association (Timberwolves) and Major League Baseball (Twins). Minneapolis is also home to the Lynx, a Women’s National Basketball Association team, as well as a variety of collegiate teams based at the University of Minnesota.


There’s a great foodie scene in Minneapolis, much of it a result of the city’s melting pot of cultures. Taste the seasonality of the Midwest at the trendy Spoon and Stable, where chef/owner Gavin Kaysen, a James Beard award-winning chef, places an emphasis on locally harvested foods, or sink your teeth into the city’s iconic Juicy Lucy (a burger stuffed with cheese) at The Patty Wagon in south Minneapolis or at The Nook in St. Paul, which was featured on the Food Network show "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives."

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