Using Landsat satellite images, Google has published a timelapse showing the growth of the Twin Cities metro core from 1984 through last year.
One interesting detail is that you can clearly see the path of the 2011 north Minneapolis tornado in the satellite image from that year. Another development depicted by the timelapse is the rapid growth of the Twin Cities' urban core over the past three decades.
Without further ado, here it is (for a larger version on Google's Earth Engine, click here):
h/t -- Eric Roper