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View Poll Results: The next major city/metro in the Midwest
Detroit 29 25.89%
Cleveland 3 2.68%
Columbus 7 6.25%
Cincinnati 4 3.57%
Indianapolis 6 5.36%
Milwaukee 1 0.89%
Minneapolis/St.Paul 49 43.75%
Kansas City 0 0%
St Louis 7 6.25%
Omaha 2 1.79%
Des Moines 2 1.79%
Wichita 2 1.79%
Voters: 112. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-29-2013, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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I get that this is a forum, so all of the responses are in text and lack emotion, tone, and facial expression. But, I get tired of how often people don't realize when people are joking, being sarcastic or kidding around. If they really voted Wichita because they really thought that it should be second, they, A, would have not commented about it, or B, commented with actual reasons. It was obvious that the post was intended to be percieved jokingly, like "I'm gonna be a rebel and vote the one that's obviously last". No offense, but HE WAS KIDDING.
I actually do get jokes, its just very hard determining a joke on a website especially considering sometimes the people arent kidding, trust me i have ran into some of the craziest post i remember one person saying that Philly is the best city in america in every way and he wasn't joking i think he got abandoned from city data.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:59 PM
 
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I actually do get jokes, its just very hard determining a joke on a website especially considering sometimes the people arent kidding, trust me i have ran into some of the craziest post i remember one person saying that Philly is the best city in america in every way and he wasn't joking i think he got abandoned from city data.
Okay, but as far as his Philly claim went, that must have just been his opinion. Doesn't make him or his post crazy. If he really loves Philadelphia that much, then for him it is probably the greatest city in America.
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:24 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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At this point I'd still say Detroit, but Minneapolis is not far behind. And as Detroit continues to be stagnant, Minneapolis is rising. After those two, I'd say Cleveland, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Columbus, and Indianapolis are more or less in same group. Omaha and Des Moines are significantly far behind.
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Cbus
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I would say Detroit or Cleveland based on cultural, economic, and historic impacts on the region. A lot of that impact is ignored because of these cities' social issues. St. Louis and Cincinnati are also strong contenders.

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Old 05-01-2013, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Limbo
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I would say Detroit or Cleveland based on cultural, economic, and historic impacts on the region. A lot of that impact is ignored because of these cities' social issues. St. Louis and Cincinnati are also strong contenders.
Speaking of a city that is ignored...
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Whatever. Wichita ain't got nothin on Des Moines!
Wichita State went to the Final Four last year. Drake basketball is an embarrassment. End. Of. Discussion.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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I'm from Minneapolis but am voting for Detroit out of respect, not to mention the fact that it likely is #2. Who cares if Detroit is on the downslide and MSP is thriving? That shouldn't be a reason for discounting a major city of 5 million that is the worldwide mecca for everything automobile. Detroit helped put America on the map almost as much as just about any other U.S. city, and it's still larger than MSP and it currently has a stronger economy (in total GDP). So until MSP RIGHTFULLY nudges Detroit to the wayside (and if it does) I don't think any MSP'ers out there should be voting for MSP over Detroit.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I agree that the answer is Detroit. Despite the horrible condition of the city itself, it's still the second lagest metro area in the Midwest.

I also think it has contributed more to America's culture and way of life than even Chicago has.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:27 AM
 
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I'm from Minneapolis but am voting for Detroit out of respect, not to mention the fact that it likely is #2. Who cares if Detroit is on the downslide and MSP is thriving?
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I agree that the answer is Detroit. Despite the horrible condition of the city itself, it's still the second lagest metro area in the Midwest.

I also think it has contributed more to America's culture and way of life than even Chicago has.
But they're asking "What is the next premier city in the Midwest?", not what is/was. Unless you guys are saying that Detroit has the economic forecast to pull out and still remain #2?
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:11 PM
 
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But they're asking "What is the next premier city in the Midwest?", not what is/was. Unless you guys are saying that Detroit has the economic forecast to pull out and still remain #2?
I think by next it means next after Chicago. If the "next" was taken away, the answer would unanimously be Chicago.
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