About St. Paul
Saint Paul is the capital and second-most populous city of the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2014, the city's estimated population was 197,640. Founded near historic Native American settlements as a trading and transportation center, the city rose to prominence when it was named the capital of the Minnesota Territory in 1849. Winters are frigid and snowy, while summer is hot and humid. In winter months, Saint Paul hosts the Saint Paul Winter Carnival, attended by 350,000 visitors annually. The event showcases ice sculpting, an annual treasure hunt, winter food, activities, and an ice palace. Saint Paul is the birthplace of cartoonist Charles M. Schulz (Peanuts). Saint Paul hosts a number of museums.