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View Poll Results: What is the best?
Wisconsin 36 46.15%
Minnesota 42 53.85%
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Old 11-24-2009, 09:16 PM
 
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Most people will agree with you that Minneapolis is better than Milwaukee, but I prefer Milwaukee. It's much larger and it has Lake Michigan. Nothing in Minneapolis compares to Milwaukee's East Side.
I lived in both Milwaukee and St Paul. I prefer Milwaukee also, but I agree most people don't. RE: size, yes, MKE is bigger than Mpls, but the MSP metro area is much bigger than MKE's. And if you combine the populations of Mpls and St Paul (after all, they form a contiguous urban area), they are more populous than MKE. But size isn't everything, I still prefer MKE slightly more than MSP.
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Old 11-24-2009, 09:24 PM
 
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One more thing: Germans and Poles (WI) know better how to have a good time than Swedes and Norweigens (MN)
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Old 11-25-2009, 05:18 AM
 
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^^Minnesota and the Twin Cities is more German than anything else, lol. It's a common misperception. There are more significant numbers of Scandinavians than pretty much anywhere else, and Minneapolis used to be more heavily so.

Saint Paul was traditionally very German and Irish. I've heard both of those groups know how to have fun lol.
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:27 AM
 
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Correct: Minneapolis is more Scandinavian and Protestant while St. Paul is Irish and German and heavily Catholic.
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Old 11-25-2009, 07:23 PM
 
Location: WA
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I've always wondered who was right when they said their state had more water area. Actually, Wisconsin does have more water square footage than Minnesota. Minnesota has 83,574 square miles with 7,326 square miles covered by water. Wisconsin has 54,314 square miles, with 11,190 square miles covered by water. Thus, more of Wisconsin is definitely covered by water.
4,000+ of "Wisconsin's" water covered sq. mileage is actually Lake Michigan and Lake Superior water
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Old 11-25-2009, 07:41 PM
 
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^^Minnesota and the Twin Cities is more German than anything else, lol. It's a common misperception. There are more significant numbers of Scandinavians than pretty much anywhere else, and Minneapolis used to be more heavily so.

Saint Paul was traditionally very German and Irish. I've heard both of those groups know how to have fun lol.
Yes, I know that. That's why native St Paulites are more fun than native Minneapolitans.
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Miami
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For everything as whole, and why?

I think the 2 look very alike but I have never been, planning on visiting though
Go to Wisconsin if you don't mind being ostracized if you don't live and breathe the Green Bay Packers.

In Minnesota, you don't have to be a Viking fan to live there. You don't even have to like Football.

And for all of those Wisconsinites who say that there are Vikings fans in Eau Claire, that's precisely my point.

Minnesota wins...
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:23 AM
 
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4,000+ of "Wisconsin's" water covered sq. mileage is actually Lake Michigan and Lake Superior water
Where did you find that? I'm not saying it's not possible, I just would like to read it. Also, doesn't some of Minnesota's water sq mileage include Lake Superior? I guess it makes sense to include Lake Michigan - after all, it is the whole eastern border - pretty cool!
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:24 AM
 
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Go to Wisconsin if you don't mind being ostracized if you don't live and breathe the Green Bay Packers.

In Minnesota, you don't have to be a Viking fan to live there. You don't even have to like Football.

And for all of those Wisconsinites who say that there are Vikings fans in Eau Claire, that's precisely my point.

Minnesota wins...
Wow, no generalizations here.
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Old 11-26-2009, 10:30 AM
 
Location: IN
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If I were to live in a rural area in either state I would go with MN. The rural areas in MN seem to be a bit better off with the exception of some of the more remote areas.
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