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View Poll Results: Which state would you want to live in and why?
Minnesota 53 50.96%
Wisconsin 51 49.04%
Voters: 104. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-02-2008, 08:44 PM
 
Location: IN
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Which state would you rather live in and why?
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Old 02-02-2008, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Wisconsin because I like the German-influenced culture more. I love the roadside cheese shops, brat stands, mom-and-pop supper clubs, cranberry country, fruit wineries, Saturday morning "tradio" on the local AM stations, occasionally pulling in a polka station while driving across the state, Culvers in every city and town, and the Friday Night Fish Frys (often in the aforementioned supper clubs). Plus it's a great state for beer aficionados. I love rolling into a town of 3,000 in the middle of nowhere and finding out it has its own brewery, sometimes of astonishing quality (see: Central Waters in Marshfield, Lake Louie in Arena, Rowland's Calumet in Chilton). Minnesota also has a lot of what I like about Wisconsin, namely the Northwoods dotted with lakes and the recreational opportunities they provide (fishing, sailing, motorboating, waterskiing, plus snowmobiling and cross-country skiing when they freeze), and Minnesota is a little less swamped with tourists. But I'm pretty fond of Wisconsin's culture so it gets my vote.

In fact, not only would I live in Wisconsin, I already have lived in Wisconsin. Wouldn't necessarily mind heading back some day.
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Old 02-02-2008, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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I'll take Wisconsin because it's closer to Chicago.
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Old 02-02-2008, 11:53 PM
 
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We're closer to Winnipeg, it's the Chicago of Canadia.
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Old 02-03-2008, 07:33 AM
 
Location: kronenwetter
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I really like them both. I love northern MN and we go canoeing up there. But I live in WI and I love that too. So much to do and we live in a great area with wonderful people.
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Old 02-03-2008, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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I love Minnesota. I was born and raised here, but even if I am a die-hard Packers fan, I'll still take Minnesota.
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Old 02-03-2008, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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We're closer to Winnipeg, it's the Chicago of Canadia.
Isn't that Toronto?
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Old 02-03-2008, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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For me, Wisconsin. It has more Great Lake shoreline. It also has many other lakes (although Minnesota also has that). I actually like Milwaukee and the shoreline of that city. Practically the entire shoreline is parkland with public access: great for biking and walking. Wisconsin is close to Chicago: a great place to go for a weekend.
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Old 02-03-2008, 08:02 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Minneapolis has a better economy than Milwaukee. For that reason, I would choose Minnesota. MN also has the "supper clubs", the small towns and such that Wisconsin has. Plus it has the Scandanavian culture as well, a Lutheran church on every street corner, so it seems.
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Old 02-03-2008, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Albany (school) NYC (home)
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Isn't that Toronto?
Yeah IMO Toronto= Chicago
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