I don’t really see people doing this here in the Twin Cities, people just say where they live, whether it’s Minneapolis, sleepy Saint Paul where I live or one of the suburbs or exurbs.

But I do see a lot of companies doing it. You look at their website or business cards and they say “Minneapolis” as the city. But it’s not true!

They are really located in a suburb of Minneapolis, at least 25 minutes outside of the city limits. I guess because “Minneapolis” sounds better than “Bloomington” or “Eden Prairie,” and stands a chance of being recognizable.

What I can’t figure out is why the post office doesn’t give them a hard time about it. But apparently they don’t.