National Cameras stores are best in Twin Cities.
These stores are the best camera stores in Minneapolis. Very knowledgeable people. Prices are competitive with even online stores especially for the higher end equipment. Online, you need to worry about gray market merchandise when buying camera equipment, so buying local eliminates that concern. They also carry a good selection of used lenses and camera bodies.
The Real Deal.
Knowledgeable staff will always steer you in the right direction. I've been purchasing from them for years and have never been disappointed. Prices are generally the same or better than anywhere else and, on top of that, the before and after-the-sale support is phenomenal.