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View Poll Results: Overall, Winnipeg is more similar to
Minneapolis 9 40.91%
Omaha 13 59.09%
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Old 09-10-2016, 03:48 PM
 
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Thoughts?

Minneapolis is closer to Winnipeg and the two are known for cold winters, love of hockey, a social democratic/progressive political culture, though Winnipeg is more of a blue collar city than Minneapolis.

Omaha is a similar sized "gateway to the west" pretty much directly south of Winnipeg.
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Old 09-10-2016, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Omaha is a weird city to compare it with. Minneapolis makes more sense since its in a state that borders not only Canada, but Manitoba. Wouldn't Fargo have been a better comparison?
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Old 09-10-2016, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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I think Winnipeg is more like St Paul than either Minneapolis or Omaha. They both have the same blue collar progressive vibe, almost the exact same architectural styles and level of urbanity, and both are cities that host NHL teams and make a really big deal of it.
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Old 09-10-2016, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Arch City
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Omaha has no resemblance to Winnipeg at all. There's nothing Canadian about Omaha. The same cannot be said for Minneapolis, which is very similar to Winnipeg. Omaha is in the Heartland portion of the Midwest, which has zero similarities to any portion of Canada.
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Old 09-10-2016, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Arch City
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Thoughts?

Minneapolis is closer to Winnipeg and the two are known for cold winters, love of hockey, a social democratic/progressive political culture, though Winnipeg is more of a blue collar city than Minneapolis.

Omaha is a similar sized "gateway to the west" pretty much directly south of Winnipeg.
Omaha also has very cold winters.
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Old 09-11-2016, 12:05 AM
 
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I think Winnipeg is more like St Paul than either Minneapolis or Omaha. They both have the same blue collar progressive vibe, almost the exact same architectural styles and level of urbanity, and both are cities that host NHL teams and make a really big deal of it.
I thought the common perception of "white collar" Minneapolis and "blue collar" St. Paul isn't really true.

But yeah I can see the St. Paul comparison.
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Old 09-11-2016, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Omaha also has very cold winters.
Very mild compared to Winnipeg. Even Minneapolis' is mild compared to Winnipeg, as Minneapolis doesn't have any month where the avg low is below zero F.
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Old 09-12-2016, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Arch City
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Very mild compared to Winnipeg. Even Minneapolis' is mild compared to Winnipeg, as Minneapolis doesn't have any month where the avg low is below zero F.
Maybe, but all 3 cities get what I would consider to be severe winters.
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Old 09-12-2016, 06:37 PM
 
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Maybe, but all 3 cities get what I would consider to be severe winters.
Omaha actually has pretty average winters compared to most of Midwest. They don't get much snowfall either.
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Old 09-12-2016, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Ne
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Omaha actually has pretty average winters compared to most of Midwest. They don't get much snowfall either.
This is accurate. I grew up and live in Omaha. The idea that Omaha's winters are severe is overblown. Sure, it gets cold and blustery like most of the Central Plains in (especially) January and February..but once Omaha gets to St Patrick's Day, the highs are in the low to mid 50's and winter (lately) is usually pretty much over. The last significant blizzard Omaha's had, was Christmas Eve of 2009.. Not too shabby. Omaha gets noticeably less snow annually now, than it did when I was a kid growing up here in the 1970's and 80's..

Peace...
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