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Old 06-15-2017, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Minnesota, but Massachusetts is probably my 2nd favourite state. They're both different but similar. If you wanna northern state with a big city and the ocean, Massachusetts is better. If you wanna northern state with two big cities (neither as big as Boston though) and lakes, Minnesota is better. Minnesota's a lot more affordable with less crime, though. And both have distinct accents. Some people have called them ugly, but I don't think so. I love the Boston accent, its music to my ears, same with the Minnesota accent, I find it charming and adorable. The Boston accent is more tough and chewy, but I love it as well. I just love accents in general, even New Jersey accents. What annoys me can be some people's voices, though. The wrong voice can ruin the most pleasant accents.

I think its unfair for some people to label Minnesota as "mostly farms." Ya kidding me? Their motto is 10,000 lakes. What ya think, they grow corn in those lakes? If you visited Minnesota and you noticed more farms than lakes then you didn't properly explore Minnesota. Plus, I find the landscape in northern Missouri, Iowa and southern Minnesota very pretty and quaint. Coming from the south, we don't see many farms like that. Red and white barns, black and white cows, tall grey silos, corn, soy and wheat growing. Its very charming. I'll take beautiful farmland off the interstate over nothing but billboards and urban sprawl and grimy factories and oil refineries. You betcha.
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Old 06-15-2017, 04:30 PM
 
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Minnesota, but Massachusetts is probably my 2nd favourite state. They're both different but similar. If you wanna northern state with a big city and the ocean, Massachusetts is better. If you wanna northern state with two big cities (neither as big as Boston though) and lakes, Minnesota is better. Minnesota's a lot more affordable with less crime, though. And both have distinct accents. Some people have called them ugly, but I don't think so. I love the Boston accent, its music to my ears, same with the Minnesota accent, I find it charming and adorable. The Boston accent is more tough and chewy, but I love it as well. I just love accents in general, even New Jersey accents. What annoys me can be some people's voices, though. The wrong voice can ruin the most pleasant accents.

I think its unfair for some people to label Minnesota as "mostly farms." Ya kidding me? Their motto is 10,000 lakes. What ya think, they grow corn in those lakes? If you visited Minnesota and you noticed more farms than lakes then you didn't properly explore Minnesota. Plus, I find the landscape in northern Missouri, Iowa and southern Minnesota very pretty and quaint. Coming from the south, we don't see many farms like that. Red and white barns, black and white cows, tall grey silos, corn, soy and wheat growing. Its very charming. I'll take beautiful farmland off the interstate over nothing but billboards and urban sprawl and grimy factories and oil refineries. You betcha.
Not sure where someone said Minnesota is mostly farms, but it is a lot of prairie in the southwestern/central part of the state. All states have country...Minnesota has a lot of open prairie. My parents are from that part of the state, so I kind of know.
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Old 06-15-2017, 07:58 PM
 
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Minnesota's farmland is largely in southern and western Minnesota, with corn/soybeans dominating the southern section, while corn competes with wheat in western sections near the Dakotas. Intertwined in all this are some pretty extensive dairy farms, too...
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Old 06-15-2017, 08:42 PM
 
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Not sure where someone said Minnesota is mostly farms, but it is a lot of prairie in the southwestern/central part of the state. All states have country...Minnesota has a lot of open prairie. My parents are from that part of the state, so I kind of know.

One of the earlier pages. And I know it has a lot of farmland. My uncle in law grew up on a farm in SW Minnesota, and didn't even have electricity or running water as a kid. He literally lived like Little House on the Prairie. However... its not the same as Kansas which is mostly flat grassland with few trees (and Kansas is still a pretty state to me), only a part of the state is like that and the biggest defining feature of the state is its many lakes, not its farmland. The farmland is just one component. Just look at a satellite image of the state, the amount of blue splashed among the green is incredible especially as you zoom in closer.
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