How to get around!?
Well Minneapolis has a pretty extensive transportation system. Besides taxis, people mainly get around using buses. The main company providing those services is called Metro Transit. There are others, like Southwest, but Metro Transit can get you to almost every place in Minneapolis, Saint Paul or remote cities.
Students who commute usually have the U-Pass. It's a card that students can buy from the University transportation system. It's pretty cheap, $64 dollars for one semester. And you can use it on any Metro Transit and Southwest busses, as much as you want and anytime, anywhere in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area. It's not restricted to campuses areas and you don't even have to worry about recharging it. Without that card, you can either pay your ticket when you get in the bus ($ 1.50 or $2.00 for rush hours), or get what's called a super saver. It usually has less credit ($25 or around) and if you choose that one over the U-pass for a semester, you actually lose. With that super saver, the average commuter pays $4 per day, so about $88 per month. Compare that to $64 per semester (that's 3 months in the fall, and summer, about 5 months for the spring!!!).
Besides buses, Metro Transit also operates the Hiawatha Light Rail. It's a faster way to get to places like the MSP (Minneapolis/Saint Paul) airport or the Mall of America. And one more reason to come here in Minnesota: they've got the biggest mall in the US!!! That Mall is huge, a lot of stores, for anything you would like to buy and a lot of distractions!!!
And another thing, if you want to get around the Minneapolis Campus or the Saint Paul campus, or go from one campus to another, the University provides free campus connector, which will get you around. In fact it's included in your tuitions&fees, but when you get in the bus, you don't have to show any pass or anything. The waiting time varies (week, week end, fall/spring, summer, no holiday services) but they are another easy way to get around.