For several weeks now, I've been hearing reports (firsthand and otherwise) of people sighting Google's street view fleet around the area. I just discovered this afternoon that the "Street View" button now shows up when viewing google maps of the Minneapols/St. Paul area:
[mpls street view][]

Unfortunately no blue-highlighted roads are showing up yet, though, so they evidently have a bit more work to do before Street View for our area goes live.

[mpls street view]: http://andersonfam.smugmug.com/photos/228842191-O.jpg