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Old 08-26-2017, 11:10 AM
 
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I don't know the answer to this, either. I live in Wisconsin and saying one is from "Wisco" is totally acceptable, too. But, on the other hand, everyone I know from California HATES "Cali", would never be caught dead saying that unironically!
There are so many places here in Minnesota that start with "Minne" in the name, no one would know where you are talking about

Minneapolis
Minneiska
Minneota
Minnesota City
Minnesota Lake
Minnetonka
Minnetonka Beach
Minnetrista

Or just the state? Or maybe one of the many "Minne" streets?
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Old 10-29-2017, 07:58 PM
 
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I would pick the Minneapolis if it wasn't so insanely cold.
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Old 10-29-2017, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Galewood
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Hispanic/Asian population? Denver has a decent Hispanic population and Minneapolis has a decent Asian population
better zoo? Not sure
theme parks? Denver was weed, who needs a theme park to get high
better next door state? I like Wisconsin
better for families? singles? Tie
more conservative? liberal? moderate? Both seem to be moderately liberal
geography? Tie Minneapolis has the lakes and Denver is a 2 hours drive to the mountains
job opportunities? Minneapolis
future prospects? Minneapolis
shopping? districts? malls? Minneapolis
museums? galleries? Minneapolis
friendliness? Denver
casinos? We’re not talking Vegas here
crime? Denver I think has less crime
airports? Denver
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Old 10-29-2017, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Hispanic/Asian population? Denver has a decent Hispanic population and Minneapolis has a decent Asian population
better zoo? Not sure
theme parks? Denver was weed, who needs a theme park to get high
better next door state? I like Wisconsin
better for families? singles? Tie
more conservative? liberal? moderate? Both seem to be moderately liberal
geography? Tie Minneapolis has the lakes and Denver is a 2 hours drive to the mountains
job opportunities? Minneapolis
future prospects? Minneapolis
shopping? districts? malls? Minneapolis
museums? galleries? Minneapolis
friendliness? Denver
casinos? We’re not talking Vegas here
crime? Denver I think has less crime
airports? Denver
I'm calling BS on this. The only time it's ever taken me anywhere near 2 hours to get to the mountains was the one time I decided to drive up Mount Evans - on Labor Day Weekend. I live on the far southeast side of the Denver Metro Area and I can be at the top of Berthoud Pass (11,300') in under 90 mins. Someone in Denver proper can chop 20 minutes off that, and if you're in the western burbs it's 30-40 minutes quicker.

Now, does it take longer during ski season? Yeah, but only idiots head to the mountains on Friday Afternoon/early Evening or Saturday Morning during ski season.
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Old 10-30-2017, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Hispanic/Asian population? Denver for hispanic population and the Twin Cities for Asian
better zoo? Never been to the Como Park Zoo or Minnesota Zoo (Although I planned to visit the Minnesota Zoo on a trip I wanted to take). They both look very nice. Denver's Zoo is really nice as well but I can't say which is better.
theme parks? Denver has 3 major parks (Elitches, Water World, and Lakeside). Minneapolis-St. Paul has 2 I believe (Nickelodeon Universe and Valleyfair). Never been to them but Valleyfair is larger and has more rides than Elitches, so perhaps it comes out on top. Water World is a top ranking water park in the Country
better next door state? Colorado's neighbors are all less exciting (Utah, New Mexico, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Arizona). Minnesota atleast has a state more populated than itself bordering it (Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowas). So Colorado has more variety, but Minnesota has the best overall neighboring state (Wisconsin).
better for families? singles: Not quite sure, but both are very family oriented places. Maybe an edge to Minnesota
more conservative? liberal? moderate? Not quite sure about this one
geography? Denver the city is flat and has few areas with natural trees. The metro has many areas with hills and isolated forests however. And of course mountains/foothills to the West/South. Minneapolis has a more interesting geography overall with a lot more water, natural vegetation and hills throughout a lot of the metro.
job opportunities? Twin Cities?
future prospects? At the moment it looks like Denver, but that could change. It's hard to say
shopping? districts? malls? Minneapolis does have the largest mall in the country and a few other nice malls. Shopping options definitely aren't lacking. Same goes for Denver
museums? galleries? Probably the Minneapolis
friendliness? Probably Minnesota. They have that reputation
casinos? Don't know about Minneapolis, but Denver has Blackhawk and Central City about 45 Minutes away (Considered part of the Metro). They have more casinos than Atlantic City, NJ so that's always a great option for gambling.
crime? Both are generally safe cities. I think Minneapolis may have a lower crime rate (The city is smaller). Not sure about Metro statistics.
airports?Minneapolis/St. Paul is really nice and clean. Very efficient. The same can be said about DIA. I feel like MSP is a bit more convenient and less of a hassle though

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Old 10-30-2017, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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geography? Tie Minneapolis has the lakes and Denver is a 2 hours drive to the mountains
Have to comment as well. Tecnically the closest mountain to Downtown Denver it only about a 18-20 minute drive (North and South Table Mountain)
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Old 10-30-2017, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I'm calling BS on this. The only time it's ever taken me anywhere near 2 hours to get to the mountains was the one time I decided to drive up Mount Evans - on Labor Day Weekend. I live on the far southeast side of the Denver Metro Area and I can be at the top of Berthoud Pass (11,300') in under 90 mins. Someone in Denver proper can chop 20 minutes off that, and if you're in the western burbs it's 30-40 minutes quicker.

Now, does it take longer during ski season? Yeah, but only idiots head to the mountains on Friday Afternoon/early Evening or Saturday Morning during ski season.
yeah... average Joe doesn't always miss traffic though. 2 hours is pretty close to the average for going into the mountains assuming your going outside of the immediate front range or going to do activities the same time others are doing them cause you aren't retired yet.

MSP has better homes and suburbs than Denver by a long shot and seems to be maintained much better. Downtown Denver is better to party and is bigger but isn't as sexy and is dirtier and has a lot more homeless.

Denver has the better climate and landscape, MSP is too dang cold and is surrounded by corn, even if they have a lot of lakes. If MSP had more public land closer, then I'd call it a tie for outdoor enviornment.
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Old 10-30-2017, 10:11 PM
 
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Had to think about this one, like I have said in previous post, Twin cities would be great if it weren't for the weather. Anyway here's an analysis.

Hispanic/Asian population? Denver for Hispanics Minneapolis for Asians
better zoo? Minneapolis
theme parks? Denver
better next door state? Minneapolis
better for families? singles? Denver
more conservative? liberal? moderate? Both lean liberal but not insanely so, Denver is a little libertarian.
geography? Minneapolis, it's green and has plenty of lakes
job opportunities? Minneapolis
future prospects? Denver is growing faster
shopping? districts? malls? Minneapolis by a lot
museums? galleries? Denver
friendliness? Minneapolis
casinos? no idea
crime? I think Denver is safer
airports? Minneapolis
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Old 10-31-2017, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Denver and Minneapolis are very, very similar places.
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Old 10-31-2017, 03:19 PM
 
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Hispanic/Asian population? - MSP

better zoo? - DEN

theme parks? - DEN

better next door state? - DEN, but both are less than ideal and isolated.

better for families? singles? DEN, more transplants.

more conservative? liberal? moderate?
Based on the election results, I'm perplexed by both metro areas. DEN went overwhelmingly for HRC, some parts of the metro area went for Trump but not as much in recent elections for a Republican. MSP was rather narrow than usual for the Dems and quite a few areas in the metro area were solid red.

In terms of states, MN was a little over 1 percent for Hillary and CO was a little over 4 percent. So I guess MN is more conservative this time around?

geography? - DEN

job opportunities? - MSP

future prospects? - DEN

shopping? districts? malls? - TIE

museums? galleries? - DEN

friendliness? - Neither, both cold and passive aggressive.

casinos? - DEN

crime? - MSP

airports? - DEN
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