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Old 11-24-2012, 05:53 PM
 
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What cities compare to Sioux Falls as far as the employment & cost of living?
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Detroit
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Omaha, Des Moines, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Wichita. I'm sure there's more. I'd look in the midwest
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:47 AM
 
Location: north by nw
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Considering Dakotas? Then Fargo, good layout, strong economy and it does not feel washed out or really oppressive vs SF. On our way up from Kansas last month, with less than I'd say 20 miles to Sioux Falls, encountered this strong acrid almost like rotting stink in the night air. Turns out it was some kind of mega meat packing,slaughter plant(John Morrel)?. Whew, pure nastiness.
Fargo is 4hrs from Mpls? Half that to Manitoba, and also just opened its 1st Costco this Oct.
Moorhead MN is the sister city, Concordia University is close by. While the winters are harsh, imagine this is one reason so safe to live in. The Red River flows north into Canada via Fargo,(by the way, we do not live here, but have traveled through many times).You'll find reasonable cost housing also, compared to anywhere else with a stable economy
If you like local farmer raised foods? They are here in force.
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Detroit
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John Morrell is in the city limits and you sure don't smell it 20 miles out.
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:00 AM
 
Location: north by nw
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That smell had its own argument that night, and it certainly would not be something anyone would want to remember. My concern is why come all the way over, and then find a mentality of strict I will tell you so strictdom. The last ballot measure sought to hold women as criminals for just exercising their personal rights over their own bodies,barely was put down, and only after the politicos were warned of national repercussions, not because of concern that their constituents were in the wrong.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Fargo, Des Moines, Madison, Rochester (MN)??? Maybe Omaha as well?
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:51 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Out in the Great Plains, Omaha is pretty good. Nice downtown and parkland along a scenic river and the people were very friendly. I enjoyed visiting there.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Fargo, Rochester, Cedar Rapids, probably Sioux City.
Omaha, Des Moines, Winnipeg, and Madison are all a size class up, but would still compare as far as employment and COL.
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:11 PM
 
Location: north by nw
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Love Rochester, close proximity to beautiful SW WI+ the city itself has a great persona.
Madison WI?, all on its own for a special grace and layout. Trails galore for biking, most jobs are within biking or walking. Just love Winnipeg, but jobs are on the lowlow there.
Might agree on Cedar rapids, though just from what heard.
Fargo is in the mix of everything, from Canada proximity to visiting the Lake of the Woods in northern MN. Jobs and more jobs, and they keep rebuilding roads and evrything.
Also consider Grand Forks for what thats worth, nice up comer, great University setting..etc..and jobs too.!
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