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Old 11-18-2018, 06:39 AM
 
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You asked why it mattered. I answered. Itís highly unlikely that this doesnít happen.
That wasn't my point. It might happen, and be that way for years, and then it might change, again.
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Old 11-21-2018, 08:29 AM
 
Location: MN
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You wouldn't be proud if Minnesota had 15 million people in it? That's pretty sad and weird at the same time..
Sorry, but I think our 5 million is just fine. There is a great balance of urban living within the Twin Cities, yet, easy to escape to wilderness and our outdoors, which is some of the best in the country.

With increased and unsustainable population, the natural environment suffers due to pollution - There is an increase in crime - This also includes increased sprawl and traffic.


but, yeah I guess that's sad and weird.
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Old 11-21-2018, 08:44 AM
 
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Sorry, but I think our 5 million is just fine. There is a great balance of urban living within the Twin Cities, yet, easy to escape to wilderness and our outdoors, which is some of the best in the country.

With increased and unsustainable population, the natural environment suffers due to pollution - There is an increase in crime - This also includes increased sprawl and traffic.


but, yeah I guess that's sad and weird.
The Great Lakes states are just fine without 15 million people. Yikes, why would we want that?
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Old 11-21-2018, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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You wouldn't be proud if Minnesota had 15 million people in it? That's pretty sad and weird at the same time..
Why would you want that? Increased cost of living and less wildlife areas and state parks, what's the draw of 15 million people in a state like Minnesota???
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Old 11-21-2018, 01:14 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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The Great Lakes states are just fine without 15 million people. Yikes, why would we want that?
Apparently people moving to the different states think the same about the great lakes states they are probably like "yikes, why would we want that?" LMAO.
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Old 11-21-2018, 02:51 PM
 
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Apparently people moving to the different states think the same about the great lakes states they are probably like "yikes, why would we want that?" LMAO.
Actually, it's great here. Fires, earthquakes, and water shortages aren't a concern, here. We aren't restricted as to how many gallons of water we can use a day...that means, we don't have to time our showers, and we can water our lawns.
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Old 11-21-2018, 07:38 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Actually, it's great here. Fires, earthquakes, and water shortages aren't a concern, here. We aren't restricted as to how many gallons of water we can use a day...that means, we don't have to time our showers, and we can water our lawns.
I see that's still not enough to draw people, or keep them from leaving. BTW where are people restricted as to how many gallons of water they can use in a day? Cape Town South Africa? I haven't heard this yet.
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Old 11-21-2018, 09:15 PM
 
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I see that's still not enough to draw people, or keep them from leaving. BTW where are people restricted as to how many gallons of water they can use in a day? Cape Town South Africa? I haven't heard this yet.
The only state that touches the Great Lakes that lost population is Illinois. And I'd bet that's due to the non-Chicago area. Chicago isn't "booming" because the south and west sides are killing each other and bleeding population by death or escaping the violence. Meanwhile, the North Side is doing fantastically.

Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio grew in population. So did PA and NY which touch the Great Lakes.

Not making a comment on reasons for the increase rather than decrease, just stating a fact that none of them are losing population. Some of the most successful small/mid size metros are in states that touch the Great Lakes. Minneapolis, Madison, Grand Rapids, Indy, Columbus. And, again, Chicago is not this hellhole that everyone thinks it is. It's still one of the greatest cities in the world and continues to perfect itself daily.
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Old 11-21-2018, 09:26 PM
 
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I see that's still not enough to draw people, or keep them from leaving. BTW where are people restricted as to how many gallons of water they can use in a day? Cape Town South Africa? I haven't heard this yet.
California.....
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Old 11-21-2018, 09:28 PM
 
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I see that's still not enough to draw people, or keep them from leaving. BTW where are people restricted as to how many gallons of water they can use in a day? Cape Town South Africa? I haven't heard this yet.
Glad, at least, that you are impressed with yourself. And, seriously, you don't know that California has water restrictions?
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