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View Poll Results: Minneapolis vs. Houston
Minneapolis 76 58.91%
Houston 53 41.09%
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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Houston better climate and more amenities. It gets a little to cold for my liking in the Twin Cities. Minneapolis is a very nice and clean town.
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:45 PM
 
Location: MN
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maybe because the progressive politics and robust economy of the area outweighs the extreme cold?

Progressive politics and robust economy means nothing to non-citizen, non-english speaking, muslim refugees.
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:47 PM
 
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^^Knke, I'd say that the introduction of refugees has changed MN for the better...way more food options for one , but seriously speaking, the sudden, added diversity has made the Twin Cities the much more cosmopolitan place it is today.

Refugees have also revitalized several shady/seedy parts of town...
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:06 PM
 
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Lower than Houston's density.....what's your point???
It was just an FYI. Calm down.
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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Houston!
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Boston Metro
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^ same here
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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It was just an FYI. Calm down.
Sorry, I didn't take my Ritalin today.
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Old 09-15-2009, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Here are Houston's highs....

85 jan
87 feb
96 march
94 april
98 may
101 june
104 july
106 august
101 september
96 october
90 november
84 december

I was actually quite surprised that Chicago's record low temps were so much warmer than Minneapolis. It just never seemed like Minneapolis was that far away from us.... The lows are between 10 and 30 degrees warmer depending on the month in Chicago.
Minneapolis's record high is 108.
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Old 09-15-2009, 11:55 PM
 
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Minneapolis is not as homogenous as some of you seem to think it is. I attended school in Minneapolis before large numbers of Somalis started arriving, and my classmates included kids from all over the world and of many different races. The east African presence has added another layer of diversity to the area, but it's not like it was only white people with Scandinavian grandparents before the '90s.

It's my understanding that one of the primary reasons that Somali war refugees first settled in the Twin Cities because that's where many of the (non-governmental) aid organizations sent them (I think many of the organizations are based out of Minneapolis, or at least have close ties with the city). It's grown since then as the Somali population (and businesses, services, social networks, etc.) has become established. The Twin Cities has long been a popular destination for immigrants, and the Somali residents are the latest in a long tradition of new arrivals.
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Old 09-16-2009, 12:33 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Progressive politics and robust economy means nothing to non-citizen, non-english speaking, muslim refugees.
It's not the refugees making the choice--it's the government agencies. It would make sense for the government to think that a place with progressive politics would be more accepting of foreign refugees and a place with a robust economy would be able to employ these people since refugees generally also need to find work and the means to sustain themselves. Have you any experience with the topic at all?
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