I think there a few old threads on this forum about record stores in Minnesota's Twin Cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul), but in the spirit of the popular "Chicago area records past and present" thread on this forum, I'm starting a similar one here on Twin Cities record stores past and present. To be up front, I'm pretty sure this thread won't generate as much traffic as the Chicago version (the Twin Cities are significantly less populated), but I do believe, anecdotally, that there are quite a few people with Minneapolis/St. Paul connections on this forum, so I hope this chat takes off. I am in my late 30s and grew up, mostly, in St. Paul and its suburbs. I became a record collector in my teens during the mid-1990s, but there were many independent record stores that I missed ever seeing -- places like Northern Lights, Platters, Garage D'or, Oar Folkjokeopus, Positively Fourth Street, Flip Side, Wax Museum and others. The first Twin Cities indie record stores that I became aware of were the Electric Fetus and Let It Be, both in Minneapolis. It was an eye-opening experience to visit those stores because they carried a lot of great records that I wasn't seeing at Best Buy, which was the first place I used to go for grabbing CDs! From that point on, the Electric Fetus became my go-to spot for buying CDs, and I built a big portion of my early collection at that long-running store on the corner of Franklin and Fourth avenues. Let It Be was similarly excellent, but being in downtown Minneapolis, it was a little more of a challenge to find parking, etc., and I didn't get a chance to visit it as often. Sadly, Let It Be no longer has a brick-and-mortar presence, though it does have an online site (letitbe.com). Thankfully, the Electric Fetus is still around and is deservedly making lists of the best record stores in the United States (like the one directly below). The Country's Best Record Stores I no longer live in the Twin Cities, but I still visit family there fairly often and visit my favorite shops. I am highly interested in the record stores there past and present and would love to hear others' thoughts. Thanks in advance.