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Old 10-21-2017, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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Given your proclivities, I'd choose Wisconsin. Centrist state, but that's because it's a mix of conservative values along with environmental consciousness. The state is very much about its wildlife, outdoors, hunting, etc. Hard working, no nonsense, largely German ancestry. There are places to ski, you have a nice, mid sized city in Milwaukee, and a beautiful capital (yet very liberal) city in Madison. Lot's of trees, rolling countryside, water, lakes. Lots of responsible hunters and looser gun laws than where I live (Illinois).

It's cold, but summers are nice and you have the waterpark capital of the world there in the Wisconsin Dells. For someone who is fine with a colder, snowy winter, it's a great state to be in.

My son goes to college in central Wisconsin, and it's a lovely area, nice people who just do their business and enjoy where they are.
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Old 10-21-2017, 06:34 PM
 
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Thank you all again.Kmanshouse,can you recommend any specific areas?Thanks again.
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Old 10-21-2017, 11:13 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Given your proclivities, I'd choose Wisconsin. Centrist state, but that's because it's a mix of conservative values along with environmental consciousness. The state is very much about its wildlife, outdoors, hunting, etc. Hard working, no nonsense, largely German ancestry. There are places to ski, you have a nice, mid sized city in Milwaukee, and a beautiful capital (yet very liberal) city in Madison. Lot's of trees, rolling countryside, water, lakes. Lots of responsible hunters and looser gun laws than where I live (Illinois).

It's cold, but summers are nice and you have the waterpark capital of the world there in the Wisconsin Dells. For someone who is fine with a colder, snowy winter, it's a great state to be in.

My son goes to college in central Wisconsin, and it's a lovely area, nice people who just do their business and enjoy where they are.
Centrist is the best type politics. Maybe that's why I like the Upper Midwest.
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Old 10-21-2017, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Thank you all again.Kmanshouse,can you recommend any specific areas?Thanks again.
I'm not a Wisconsin expert on specific areas. If you don't need to be near a city, stay north of Madison somewhere in the central part of the state. If you go really far north, you may love it, but it's quite remote. Depends on your preference. Perhaps head over to the Wisconsin forum?

My son goes to school in Stevens Point, and it's a sleepy, but nice town, anchored by the university and a large insurance company. That general area is pleasant. Baraboo has Devils Lake State Park, which is gorgeous. Baraboo is near a touristy area (WI Dells), but not right in the Dells.

Generally, I like the attitude of the people. Friendly, uncomplicated, self-sufficient, and they appreciate what they have.
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Old 10-23-2017, 07:58 AM
 
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WI and MI seem to be all about yesterday with their best days behind them. They come off as backward looking states to me. MN is the future.
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Old 10-23-2017, 08:56 AM
 
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WI and MI seem to be all about yesterday with their best days behind them. They come off as backward looking states to me. MN is the future.
Would disagree with your very biased statement, completely. Minnesota would be the third of these states I would choose. Outside of the Twin Cities, it doesn't have much to offer.
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Old 10-23-2017, 03:41 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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WI and MI seem to be all about yesterday with their best days behind them. They come off as backward looking states to me. MN is the future.
If you want backward go out West. These two states are much less backwards.

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Would disagree with your very biased statement, completely. Minnesota would be the third of these states I would choose. Outside of the Twin Cities, it doesn't have much to offer.
Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin all have plenty to offer.
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Old 10-24-2017, 05:01 AM
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I like all three. Probably my favorite region.
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Old 10-24-2017, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Minnesota and Michigan are quite different from each other and complement each other quite well. Wisconsin is mostly filler and exists only as a walled in region where the other two states send their incorrigibles, ner-do-wells and cannibals to live out their remaining days.
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