The Twin Cities area of Minnesota is the political, cultural, and economic capital of the Upper Midwest and along with the Chicago and Detroit metropolitan areas forms the core of the North Coast region of the United States.
Minneapolis is a city of about 400,000 people and the largest city in Minnesota. Along with neighboring Saint Paul, it forms the urban core of the Twin Cities region, the third largest metropolitan area in the Midwest after Chicago and Detroit.
Forest Lake is a city in Minnesota. Interstate 35, US-8, and US-61. The city is located along the Hardwood Creek/Sunrise Prairie Bike Trail, a 30+ mile paved, bike trail stretching from Hugo, MN to North Branch, MN.
Maple Grove is a suburban city in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. Maple Grove is located at the junction of Interstates 94, 494, and 694, often referred to in traffic reports as the Fish Lake Interchange.