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Old 10-21-2019, 03:40 PM
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Location: South Dakota
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Western South Dakota. Black Hills area. Or Eastern Wyoming.
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Old 10-21-2019, 03:59 PM
 
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Minneapolis is changing...and, not for the better. Anyone can Google downtown Minneapolis, and see the plethora of articles about the crime. I've been there numerous times in the last couple of years, and I can attest to the fact, that it's pretty much devoid of people during the daytime, there is an element hanging by the bus stops, that "crowd" you when you walk by, and I had an overall feeling of unease walking downtown. SO not like any other downtown I've been in. Minneapolis has downtown problems, and if anyone tries to deny it, I say, again, Google it. One more thing you can Google...a severe shortage of police officers in the city.

Here's but one article...

That photo of downtown at the top of the article, is how it looked during the daytime, the several times I have been there. Where are the people?

https://alphanewsmn.com/downtown-min...lying-in-wait/
I agree - downtown Minneapolis has some challenges. But the MSP metro region far outpaces any metro in Wisconsin on most metrics.

There’s a ton of debate here about the downtown issue though.
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Old 10-21-2019, 06:05 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Your only direct flight to Sweden in the general area is from Chicago. While Illinois reaches pretty far south, Chicago is up in the north of Illinois. Chicago is also a great city, so I’d put in a vote for Chicago.
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Old 10-21-2019, 08:31 PM
 
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I agree - downtown Minneapolis has some challenges. But the MSP metro region far outpaces any metro in Wisconsin on most metrics.

There’s a ton of debate here about the downtown issue though.
This is, actually, about states. I would choose WI over MN, as (I think I said this before), it has not just one metro, and cities of size, based in different areas of the state. Minnesota has Minneapolis/St. Paul, and that's about it. Also, I like Wisconsin's Great Lake borders, and proximity to Chicago (southern WI). MN is too isolated, as far as proximity to other large cities.
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Old 10-21-2019, 09:36 PM
 
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This is, actually, about states. I would choose WI over MN, as (I think I said this before), it has not just one metro, and cities of size, based in different areas of the state. Minnesota has Minneapolis/St. Paul, and that's about it. Also, I like Wisconsin's Great Lake borders, and proximity to Chicago (southern WI). MN is too isolated, as far as proximity to other large cities.
I posted about MSP (which is shorthand for the metro). Then I was quoted and you referenced downtown Minneapolis. So I was responding to that.

You like Wisconsin. We get it
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Old 10-22-2019, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Brackenwood
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Western South Dakota. Black Hills area. Or Eastern Wyoming.
If the goal is convenient access to Sweden, being as far away from major international airports as possible while still being in the continental United States doesn't really help.

As far as I can tell the only cites with nonstop flights to and from Stockholm are Chicago and New York, both of which are in humid climates. If you can deal with one-stop flights, that opens up cities in drier climates like Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Denver.

ETA: Oh yeah, and Las Vegas and Phoenix if you can deal with the heat.

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Old 10-22-2019, 07:44 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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If the goal is convenient access to Sweden, being as far away from major international airports as possible while still being in the continental United States doesn't really help.

As far as I can tell the only cites with nonstop flights to and from Stockholm are Chicago and New York, both of which are in humid climates. If you can deal with one-stop flights, that opens up cities in drier climates like Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Denver.

ETA: Oh yeah, and Las Vegas and Phoenix if you can deal with the heat.
Yea, pretty much, though a huge number of airports in the US are one-stop flights to Stockholm since O'Hare and Newark are major hubs (and currently there are direct flights from Fort Lauderdale and an about to discontinued one from Los Angeles and seasonal flights from Los Angeles and Oakland), so most major metropolitan areas fly to at least one of those.

I think the reference point for humidity was northern Italy which generally gets higher relative humidity year round and in summer than many of the upper midwest cities or Chicago.
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