During the last glacial period, large amounts of glacial till was deposited and accumulated creating hills as the glacier moved back and forth over this area. The twisting and turning of the land shape, as well as the shape of the lakes, may be the basis for the city's name - Minnetrista ("Minne" from the Dakota word meaning "water" and "Trista" meaning "crooked or twisted").

Indian mounds were prevalent in Minnetrista and some say that these mounds were built by Indians of an earlier period known as the "Mound Builders." These mounds are such a prominent part of the area landscape that our neighbor, the City of Mound, was named for them.



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