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1 City (1990 pop. 51,972), seat of McLean co., central Ill.; inc. 1839. The economy is based on farming; electrical equipment is also manufactured. In 1856 the state Republican party was organized in Bloomington, at which time Lincoln delivered his famous "lost speech" (no copy of it is known to exist). The city is the seat of Illinois Wesleyan Univ.; Illinois State Univ. is in adjacent NormalNormal,
town (1990 pop. 40,023), McLean co., central Ill.; inc. 1865. It is the center of a productive farming region. Motor vehicles are manufactured in Normal. The town originally grew around Illinois State Univ. (1857; formerly called Illinois State Normal Univ.
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 (formerly North Bloomington). Of interest are the burial place of Adlai E. StevensonStevenson, Adlai Ewing,
1835–1914, Vice President of the United States (1893–97), b. Christian co., Ky. He practiced law at Bloomington, Ill., and was twice (1874, 1878) elected to the U.S. Congress as a Democrat.
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 and the David DavisDavis, David,
1815–86, American jurist, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1862–77), b. Cecil co., Md., grad. Kenyon College, 1832; cousin of Henry Winter Davis. In 1836 he settled as a lawyer in Bloomington, Ill., his home thereafter.
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 mansion, a state historic shrine. 2 City (1990 pop. 60,633), seat of Monroe co., S central Ind., in a forested region; settled 1816, inc. 1878. Electrical and electronic equipment, furniture, and elevators are manufactured. Quarrying and marketing of the limestone abundant in the area has sustained the city's economy for many years. Bloomington is the seat of Indiana Univ., and its growth is closely related to the development of that institution. In the area are Hoosier National Forest and lakes Monroe (Indiana's largest) and Lemon. 3 City (1990 pop. 86,335), Hennepin co., SE Minn., a suburb adjacent to Minneapolis; inc. 1953. The city has diversified manufactures and is the site of the Mall of America, one of the world's largest.


a city in central Indiana: seat of the University of Indiana (1820). Pop.: 70 642 (2003 est.)
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Located on the banks of the Minnesota River, Bloomington is home to the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Water Park of America and most famously, Mall of America.
The Bloomington MSA did not suffer the setback in economic growth that the state of Indiana did over the last half decade.
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Instead, Bloomington scored a short touchdown, only to have La Quinta answer with twotouchdowns in the waning moments to win by a point.
I think we have something unique in the state, connecting Bloomington to a greater regional area.
One of the few cities in Indiana with coverage of sexual orientation in its human rights ordinance, Bloomington ranks fifth in the country for same-sex-couple house-holds per capita, behind San Francisco; Santa Fe, N.
And look forward to even more in 2004," says Shawn Corwin, vice president of sales for the Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau (BCVB), "including the new light rail transit system that will connect the Minneapolis/St.
Knighthood is no longer in flower in Bloomington, Indiana, and let us now hope and pray that the unhappy kids who were left behind don't burn the old gym down while Poppa is out looking for a new job.
We're so grateful to be in this community and ready to serve Bloomington," said Hoffman.
Fresh Thyme is excited to open its first Minnesota store in Bloomington," said Fresh Thyme's CEO Chris Sherrell.
Bloomington collected itself after the unfortunate finish to win four straight playoff games and reach today's final.
Delta Connection carrier ASA offers new non-stop service, special introductory fares between Atlanta, Bloomington, Ill.

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