is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States, and a first ring-suburb immediately west of Minneapolis. Its neighboring cities include Edina, Golden Valley, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Hopkins, and Minneapolis. It is the birthplace and childhood home of movie directors Joel and Ethan Coen, activist Rev. Tomkin Coleman, singer/songwriter Peter Himmelman, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, politician/author/satirist Al Franken, songwriter Dan Israel, guitarist Sharon Isbin, writer Pete Hautman, and football coach Marc Trestman. Baseball announcer Halsey Hall lived there. Its population was 44,126 at the 2000 census.
The Pavek Museum of Broadcasting, which has a major collection of antique radio and television equipment, is also in the city. Items range from radios produced by local manufacturers to the Vitaphone system used to cut discs carrying audio for the first "talkie,"
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 10.9 square miles (28.3 km²); 10.7 square miles (27.7 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) (1.92%) is water.
Interstate 394, U.S. Route 169, and Minnesota State Highways 7 and 100 are four of the main routes in the city.