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View Poll Results: What is the best?
Wisconsin 36 46.15%
Minnesota 42 53.85%
Voters: 78. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-27-2009, 02:21 PM
 
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I guess those of us who live here and have almost immediate access to the lake care. I never said it belonged to Wisconsin, but it does form the entire eastern border, therefore, many can utilize and enjoy it. This is my opinion - I like that it's here. It's better to have it to enjoy than not to have it. I don't know who included what in the total water square mileage measurements for either state, and you most likely aren't the definitive source either. It doesn't really matter when all is said and done. I choose Wisconsin, and it's partly because of Lake Michigan, and I do like the proximity to Chicago.
That is fine if you care if you have immediate access to the lake and that its closer to chicago and etc, but that has nothing to do with whether or not one state has more area covered by water or which state has more lakes. You seem to be going way off topic when dealing with which state has more lakes and more surface area covered by water. You are right I'm not the definitive source that is why I posted two links in a previous post, one from each state's government website which deals with how many lakes named and unnamed, how much surface area etc.
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Old 11-27-2009, 02:22 PM
 
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The point is, even with the entire eastern borde for Wisconsin being Lake Michigan, Minnesota still has far more total shoreline. Minnesota wins!

And if proximity to Chicago was so important, why not just move to Illinois?

Minnesota has better large cities.
Wisconsin has better small cities.
Minnesota has better small towns.

I'll take some Northern Minnesota towns like Thief River Falls, Warroad, Roseau, Grand Rapids, Bemidji, Virginia, Hibbing, and Two Harbours over any small town in the rest of the country.
How can Minnesota have 'better 'large cities' than Wisconsin if each has only one 'large' city? I'm just sayin........
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Old 11-27-2009, 03:05 PM
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MN cities are better. Duluth>Superior, Twin Cities>Milwaukee. I have noticed that Wisconsin's cities tend to be junkier and the people are not as friendly.
Yeah! And Wisconsin has been proven to be ickier and the people I can see on the other side of the river look really small.
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Old 11-27-2009, 03:08 PM
 
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Yeah! And Wisconsin has been proven to be ickier and the people I can see on the other side of the river look really small.
Nice!!
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Old 11-28-2009, 03:15 PM
 
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What does Minnesota win?
Having more shoreline.

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Home to Tim Pawlenty
T-Paw 2012!
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Old 11-28-2009, 04:23 PM
 
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What's readily apparent is that these two states have more which makes them similar than dissimilar. The culture of Wisconsin is not much, if any, different from Minnesota. Both are cold, northern states with German/Scandinavian, Catholic/Lutheran backgrounds, large amounts of agricultural land,one major urban area, similar voting habits and a goodly number of lakes and rivers.

The odds are great that if you enjoy one of them , you'll probably like the other, too.
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Old 11-29-2009, 03:55 AM
 
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A roommate back in college was from Wisconsin. Great guy and holy cow could the guy put away the beer!
One of his sayings was something like "Why is it always so windy in Wisconsin?"

Because Minnesota s uc ks and Illinois blows.
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Old 11-29-2009, 12:47 PM
 
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^LMAO!!!

Heard this one numerous times at Madison.

In my opinion, these are the two best states in the country and I wouln't live anywhere else.
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Old 11-29-2009, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Here is an easy fight, Minnesota/Wisconsin vs IL aka Flatland..lol.
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Old 11-29-2009, 02:55 PM
 
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Wisconsin all the way...Madison is one of my all time favorite cities... Milwaukee has major league sports and is large enough to draw big name concerts, and the fact that Wisc. is close to Chicago makes it an easy pick for me.
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