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Old 01-31-2011, 05:57 PM
 
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Okay, I admit that my post may have been a bit unfair. But I have encountered a lot of people on this forum and elsewhere who seem to think that Minnesota is the best and that no state can match up with it, even going so far as to compare the twin cities to NYC. My post wasn't directed at you so much but at all the other Minnesota "homers" who think that nothing can compare to their home state. I guess you get homers everywhere, but there seem to be a larger number in Minnesota than for example Cleveland where I'm from, I think because the Twin Cities are the biggest and best thing in their region. Homers from anywhere annoy me.

Anyway, though, I guess I am apologizing for my reply to your post, Minnesota does indeed have a lot of diversity in it, and I have been to a large portion of the state. My favorite area is the St. Croix river up through Duluth and the north shore of Lake Superior.
I have yet to hear someone from Minnesota compare the Twin Cities to NYC and I've met a lot of people since moving here. BTW, the homers representing Cleveland are much worse than those representing the Twin Cities. Have you ever read some of JohnDBaumgardner's posts?
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:33 PM
 
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A GuyfromCleveland- I don't suppose you're in Northfield attending St. Olaf or Carleton?
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:34 PM
 
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There's some great cinematic stereotypes to go with these three states:

Fargo vs. American Movie vs. What's Eating Gilbert Grape
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Northfield, MN
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A GuyfromCleveland- I don't suppose you're in Northfield attending St. Olaf or Carleton?
I go to Carleton actually, why do you ask?
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Iowa
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MN and WI have alot more natural beauty, the lakes and woods make a better outdoor experience for summer recreation. Fishing and boating in Iowa is almost a joke compared to MN and WI.

One advantage IA has over MN and WI however, is the climate. 46 below in International Falls MN last week........thats too friggin cold. I'm in the DSM area and would not even like to live up by Mason City or Decorah let alone MN or WI. They get so much more snow up there, I like some winter but not lots of below zero like they get in MN and WI. I like to be able to go out for walks in the winter but it needs to be at least 10 or 20 degrees above with light winds. Too much snow makes it difficult to get around on foot because people don't keep their sidewalks cleared off. No thanks MN and WI, I like a warm summer with more days in the 80s and 90s, plus more bicycling days in the spring and fall.
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:26 PM
 
Location: MN
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Carleton, great great school
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Old 02-01-2011, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Columbus OH
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Toss-up between Minnesota and Wisconsin

Wisconsin's countryside is more consistently beautiful because of the non-glaciated rolling farmland and hills and valleys;
The lakes in Northern Minnesota are comparable to the lakes in Northern Wisconsin;
Minnesota's North Shore is awesome, but so is Bayfield/Apostle Islands and Door County
Both states enjoy the St Croix River and the Mississippi River Valley (including Lake Pepin)
I like Milwaukee and LaCrosse and I love Madison, but I'd still take Minneapolis-St. Paul as the most vibrant larger city (due to the lakes, parkways, neighborhoods and Uptown/Downtown Mpls and Grand/Summit Ave in St Paul). Duluth is also an interesting, very unique city given its hills, Victorian architecture and the lake/bay setting.

Sorry Iowa--I like you too (especially Iowa City, Muscatine's cool main street, Dubuque, and the revival of downtown Des Moines), but you still come in 3rd in this race.
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:14 PM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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1. WI- what can I say, they have the big lake!
2. MN- they do have Lake Superior, but it's too blasted cold to swim in.
3. IA- don't know a lot about it, have only driven through but it just doesn't hold any appeal for me personally, maybe because it doesn't have any mountains or the great lakes.
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:22 PM
 
Location: MN
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1. WI- what can I say, they have the big lake!
2. MN- they do have Lake Superior, but it's too blasted cold to swim in.
3. IA- don't know a lot about it, have only driven through but it just doesn't hold any appeal for me personally, maybe because it doesn't have any mountains or the great lakes.

Hey! I went swimming a lot this summer!
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Minnesota
Iowa
Wisconsin
This is my order as well. But I'm biased as well because I haven't been to Wisconsin, and I just went through Iowa to get to Minnesota... and that was when I was 6.
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