The Minneapolis Farmer's Market is a great place in the summer and fall to find fresh produce and other odd's and end's. With all sorts of things to buy (fresh roasted corn on the cob, clothing, hand made soap, honey, ect...) and live ethnic bands, it is a great way to start a weekend morning. Located at 312 East Lyndale Ave N, check out their website for details. http://www.mplsfarmersmarket.com/index.html
True, Minnesota has the largest mall in the country in the Mall of America, but it also has the first suburban mall in the country, Southdale Mall, in Edina, a western suburb.