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View Poll Results: Wisconsin is more similar to
Minnesota 22 78.57%
Illinois/Michigan 6 21.43%
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Old 10-02-2016, 08:22 PM
 
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Population-wise, most live in southeast Wisconsin which is part of the "rust belt." But Wisconsin is often seen as similar to Minnesota as well.
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Old 10-02-2016, 09:26 PM
 
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Actually, Wisconsin is similar to....Wisconsin. It doesn't lack an identity, so why the need to compare it to another state?
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Old 10-02-2016, 11:00 PM
 
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The Milwaukee area tends to be similar to the Chicago area. The rest has more in common with Minnesota.
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Old 10-02-2016, 11:19 PM
 
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Wisconsin is similar to both Minnesota and Michigan. Illinois is not that similar to either Wi or Mi. The only commonality is the similarity between Detroit, Chicago and Milwaukee, other than that there is not much. The three upper Midwest states are lake filled "north woods" kinda places with a lot of German and Norwegian ancestories.. Illinois is a lower Midwest state, more corn belt similar to its neighbors Indiana and Iowa. They are all Midwest of course but the upper Midwest and lower midwest are different.
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Old 10-03-2016, 04:10 AM
 
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The bulk of the population of Wisconsin is most similar to Illinois, but none of them are extremely dissimilar population wise.
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Old 10-03-2016, 06:46 AM
 
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Minnesota definitely. Birth wiods, southern corn fields, river valleys and the drift less region.

SW WI is very similar to SE MN. Door county WI similar to North Shore of MN. Hayward and Brainerd. Populations are similar demographically and heritage wise. Very similar metro/rural split culturally and politically.

Western MN (prairie) and Eastern WI (Great Lakes/rust belt) are the only really unique regions to each state when comparing each other.
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Old 10-03-2016, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Actually, Wisconsin is similar to....Wisconsin. It doesn't lack an identity, so why the need to compare it to another state?
No one is asking if its IDENTICAL just if its SIMILAR.

We can all agree places like Mississippi and Alabama have distinct identities, but that doesn't stop them from being similar.
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Old 10-03-2016, 03:08 PM
 
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Probably more similar to Minnesota, but obviously there are similarities between IL/MI and WI. Northern IL and southern WI are seamless. The topography begins to get more varied in the far northern suburbs of Chicago and is hilly (by Midwest standards) once you're comfortably in WI.
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Old 10-03-2016, 08:17 PM
 
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Probably more similar to Minnesota, but obviously there are similarities between IL/MI and WI. Northern IL and southern WI are seamless. The topography begins to get more varied in the far northern suburbs of Chicago and is hilly (by Midwest standards) once you're comfortably in WI.
I wouldn't call southern WI hilly. The rest of the state is, however.
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Old 10-04-2016, 07:30 AM
 
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It's divided into parts. Northern South West Wisconsin is much more like Minnesota. Southern Southwest Wisconsin Platteville and lower are more like Illinois. If you draw a line between Wisconsin dells to Wausau to Superior is more like Minnesota. Wausau to Ironwood to Marinette is definitely Michigan Culture. Door County is Minnesota. Greenbay, to Janesville is Illinois. Madison is a lot like a smaller Twin Cities in my opinion.
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