The Twin Cities and Surrounding Areas

Minneapolis/St. Paul

The Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul is a great place to live and work. It offers something for every passion and hobby, and it’s a wonderful place to raise a family. Whether you like to spend days at museums, shop, or get outdoors for some exercise, you’ll find it all in the metro area.

If you love the arts, the Twin Cities offers an energetic scene, including theater, music, dance, and visual art. And we like to gather, so there’s always something fun happening — from the ice castles of the Winter Carnival to the summer fun of the Minnesota State Fair.

We’re also well known for our 1,700 lakes in and around the metro area. Not to mention miles of trails, rivers, and parks where you can bike, fish, paddle, and play. Speaking of play, sports fans, we’ve got you covered with professional football, baseball, soccer, hockey, and both men’s and women’s basketball.

And of course, there is the Mall of America and its 400+ shops. If a quaint neighborhood is more your speed, we’ve got those too — and they come with James Beard award-winning restaurants, boutique clothing stores, and lively farmers markets selling fresh, local fare.

Here’s a sample of what the Twin Cities offers:

Arts & Culture


Sports & Recreation

Greater Itasca Area

Grand Itasca is a regional health care provider for the city of Grand Rapids and surrounding communities in the Greater Itasca Area. 

Located just three hours north of Minneapolis/St. Paul and 90 minutes northwest of Duluth, Grand Rapids is in the heart of northern Minnesota on the Mississippi River. With more than 1,000 lakes throughout Itasca County and a million acres of forestland, Grand Rapids serves as the southern gateway to the Chippewa National Forest and is the birthplace of actress Judy Garland. Outdoor recreational opportunities such as hunting, fishing, and skiing abound. 

Grand Rapids offers excellent educational opportunities, from early childhood through community college. Itasca Community College offers classes and degree programs provided by University of Minnesota-Duluth Campus and the College of St. Scholastica.  

The Reif Performing Arts Center brings musical talent and theater to the community and also provides an outstanding venue for local groups to perform. MacRostie Art Center features monthly exhibitions, classes, and a retail gift chop featuring local and regional art. Mt. Itasca Winter Sports Center is home to snow-sport athletes and enthusiasts of every age.  

Watch videos about working at Fairview and living in Grand Rapids on our Grand Itasca website

Hibbing and the Iron Range

Hibbing is the heartbeat of Minnesota’s Iron Range. Our community is 72 miles northwest of Duluth, 208 miles north of Minneapolis/St. Paul, and 90 miles south of the Canadian border.  

Hibbing is the largest city on the Iron Range and is the former home of music legend Bob Dylan, basketball great Kevin McHale, and baseball player Roger Maris. Hibbing also has one of the world’s largest open pit mines — the Hull Rust Mine View, accessible from the Mesabi Trail.

Hibbing offers outstanding lakes and parks, including Carey Lake, with a public beach, boat launch, fishing piers, and hiking trails. We have a historic downtown with a variety of shopping and restaurants. Here, you can live a rural lifestyle, yet you are not far from Duluth and just three hours from the Twin Cities. You are also connected to anywhere you want to go through the Range Regional Airport.  

Learn why Fairview employees love living in Hibbing in this two-minute video.