Minneapolis has earned, by all external measures, the right to a little complacency.

The city has been rated triple-A by both Standard & Poor's Corp. and Moody's Investors Service since the 1960s. Officials say that the downtown's emerging entertainment sector generates taxable sales estimated at $325 million a year. Office space is starting to sell at a premium again as other cities lose revenue to suburban office parks, and downtown retail sales are fifth in the nation.

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