The panhandlers are very aggrissive. they all have the same story. When you give them money it keeps them around and the local busissness do not want them around. Dont go around the Xcel energy center past 6pm due to the dorthary day center for the homeless.
Stay at least 650 feet away from the dam by the Ford Plant. It is marked with signs that show a diamond (danger) with a cross (motorboats not allowed). The sherrif told us 1 guy was caught in the killer whirlpool for 7 and a half weeks - because his body was caught in the killer whirlpool - and nobody could get in to grab his body. And he was wearing a lifevest. So be careful.
But - there is great fishing at the safe distances here.
When it snows, the roads get slippery. It is a good practice to drive slower and more carefully... or you could end up in the ditch!
The photo shows a van that was driving the way it is not currently facing....
The only thing I could think of so far is when you are going through some areas of the city. Like in St. Paul..some of the bad areas would be considered as East St. Paul or an area called Frogtown that is near the capital area. Those are the dangerous areas. Make sure that if you do go through that area...to keep your doors locked on your car when you leave it for any period of time.
The streets are poorly designed, especially downtown. No rhyme or reason. So plan ahead when driving down there.
Bad beer! The Schmidt's Brewery pumps out the local brew, Schmidt's.
Sorry, but I can't recommend it.
Warning. You will spend hours in the Science Museum of Minnesota and not know where all the time went.