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Old 07-23-2007, 12:33 PM
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Originally Posted by Plains10 View Post
Well, I would choose the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area if you are looking at the Upper Midwest. The city is known as a "gateway city" because it serves a huge area of the Upper Midwest and Northern Plains and is the biggest city in the entire area. It also has a fairly strong economy, and population growth. Its population is also diverse as well.
For smaller sized metros I highly recommend Madison, Wisconsin. It is home to the University of Wisconsin and has a very diversified economy for being a College Town. It is strategically located halfway between Minneapolis and Chicago.

Both Minnesota and Wisconsin and a large concentration of naturally occuring oligotrophic lakes that the residents enjoy during all seasons of the year. Boating and fishing are popular in the summer. In the winter skiing, ice hockey, snowmobiling, and ice fishing are popular. Fish houses are constructed on some of the lakes for the ice fishing excursions in the winter. Lake Mille Lacs is a good example of this in Minnesota.

Yea I've heard of actually a lot of Minnesotans building houses and log cabins or something or shacks/huts along the banks of the Mississippi.
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Old 07-23-2007, 01:56 PM
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Michigan, wisconsin, Illinois, ohio.
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:11 PM
Location: WISC
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Minnesota, Illinois, and Wisconsin

I've been all around the midwest, and those are the best states. And in those, i would only live in either the Twin Cities, Madison, or Chicago.
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