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Old 12-18-2012, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Second, the Illinois and Minnesota picks seem to be about Chicago and Minneapolis. Fine cities and all, but isn't this a judgement of an overall state? Outside of Chicago, Illinois is almost entirely rural and doesn't have much going on. Same, really, for Minnesota, which at least has some natural beauty.
I can't speak for Minnesota, as I've never lived there, but IL still has ~ 4 million people outside the Chicago metro area, at least 8 metro areas >100,000 people outside of Chicagoland (so not mostly rural), a national forest, and the Mississippi and Illinois rivers. There's more to IL than just Chicago...
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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I don't understand two things.

First, why all the Michigan lovers? It's the one state in the entire Midwest that is losing people, meaning even the residents don't seem to like it that much, yet people are picking it. Is this another disconnect on C-D where people just seem to pick what in reality is not all that popular?

Second, the Illinois and Minnesota picks seem to be about Chicago and Minneapolis. Fine cities and all, but isn't this a judgement of an overall state? Outside of Chicago, Illinois is almost entirely rural and doesn't have much going on. Same, really, for Minnesota, which at least has some natural beauty.
Because Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota are BEAUTIFUL outside of their big cities, unbeknownst to you apparently.
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Detroit
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Because Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota are BEAUTIFUL outside of their big cities, unbeknownst to you apparently.
Even in their big cities . (I can't really speak for Michigan; never been there)
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:33 AM
 
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Because Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota are BEAUTIFUL outside of their big cities, unbeknownst to you apparently.
Yikes, no accounting for taste. The lower peninsula of Michigan is one of the ugliest states I have ever been to. The UP is as nice as Wisconsin, which seems pleasant, if unremarkable. Minnesota I can dig, though.
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:09 PM
 
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Yikes, no accounting for taste. The lower peninsula of Michigan is one of the ugliest states I have ever been to. The UP is as nice as Wisconsin, which seems pleasant, if unremarkable. Minnesota I can dig, though.
Ever been to MIs western coast or Traverse City and Petosky?
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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The same can be said for almost all the mid-western states. Illinois has Chicago, Minnesota has the twin cities, Indiana has Indianapolis, Wisconsin has Milwaukee and Madison....not much outside of those major cities.
No one is mentioning the other states in relation to a specific city, though, which makes me think that's the entire reasoning behind it. I agree about Indiana, though I think other Midwest states have much more in the way of natural beauty and not just a single large city.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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Because Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota are BEAUTIFUL outside of their big cities, unbeknownst to you apparently.
I mentioned Minnesota having natural beauty, but in any case you kind of missed the point.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Clevelanders arent known to understand Hoosiers anyway.
Aren't you originally from the Chicago burbs??
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:40 PM
 
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Ever been to MIs western coast or Traverse City and Petosky?
Traverse yes. Petosky no. A lot of SW Michigan.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Belgrade, MT
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I'm partial to the Upper Midwest for the most part

1. Michigan
2. Minnesota
3. Wisconsin
4. North Dakota
5. South Dakota
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