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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 11-29-2009, 09:10 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.
Ever been to New England or Upstate NY?
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Old 11-29-2009, 09:51 PM
 
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Ever been to New England or Upstate NY?
I remember interviewing once for a job near Saratoga Springs, NY; driving around up there, especially by Saratoga Lake, very much reminded me of trips "up north" in MN.
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Old 11-29-2009, 10:29 PM
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I remember interviewing once for a job near Saratoga Springs, NY; driving around up there, especially by Saratoga Lake, very much reminded me of trips "up north" in MN.
Lake Placid & Saranac Lake, NY area = Garrison Keillor's fictional Lake Wobegon.
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Old 11-29-2009, 11:25 PM
 
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This would have been a blowout if the Viqueens had never gotten Favre!
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Old 11-29-2009, 11:35 PM
 
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Both states are very nice and similar in culture, climate, geography, topography and population. But my vote would be for Wisconsin. Madison the capital is a great city; clean, educated and the nightlife (affected by UW). I dont care for its liberal politics. but oh well. And Milwaukee, its largest city, is just 90 miles north of Chicago and is a bit of a miniature Chicago itself. I guess the advantage Wisconsin has over Minnesota is that its closer to Chicago and has Lake Michigan. I have lots of relatives in Wisconsin anyways.
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Old 11-30-2009, 11:49 AM
 
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Lake Placid & Saranac Lake, NY area = Garrison Keillor's fictional Lake Wobegon.
Except that the Scandanavian Lutherans are French-Canadian Catholics!
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Old 11-30-2009, 04:33 PM
 
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Chalk another win up for Purple Moses!

#4 be leading the Vikings to the promise land.
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Old 11-30-2009, 05:18 PM
 
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Wisconsin's terrain does make this match a bit closer. Really they are two pretty solid states, among the best in their region, and it's difficult to choose. I think Wisconsin has a more solid tourism base.

Beyond the eternal Vikings/Packers struggle, are Minnesota and Wisconsin rivals?

Yes. Minnesota and Wisconsin are rivals. Not always intense, harsh or hostile, but a rival nontheless. Growing up in the TC, and now living in Duluth, with Wisconsin just across the bridge, there is a very apparent rivalry. We poke fun at each other, calling Wisconinites? 'Sconnies'.... Packer Backers. Also, many jokes center around Wisconsin's drinking heritage. Jokingly, MNs like to make fun at WIs as they are drunks. As liquor stores in WI are open later and on Sundays, the Brewers, and the law that lets minors drink in establishments if their parents are present. And who can forget the battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe? Badgers VS Gophers!
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Old 11-30-2009, 05:58 PM
 
Location: MN
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MINNESOTA:
About 5.3 Million people
Cities:
Minneapolis - 387,000
St. Paul- 287,000
Rochester-105,000
Bloomington-86,000
Duluth-86,000
Brooklyn Park-71,000
Plymouth- 70,000
Eagan-66,000
St. Cloud-65,000
Coon Rapids-63,000

MSP Metro Area: 3.5 million
NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB teams

A large state that has many varying regions-the Western and Southern Plains, the rolling hills of the South East, the North Shore, Iron Range, Alexandria and Brainerd Lakes Countries, Boundary Waters, and plains of the North West.

WISCONSIN
About 5.7 million people.
Cities:
Milwaukee- 587,000
Madison-220,000
Green Bay- 100,000
Kenosha- 96,000
Racine-77,000
Appleton-71,000
Oshkosh-66,000
Waukesha-66,000
Eau Claire-65,000
Janesville- 62,000

A state that is smaller in size than MN, but has more interesting geography. Much of the state of WI has rolling to large hills with cliffs and bluffs, and most of the state borders the Great Lakes.

MKE Metro Area: 2 million
NBA, NFL, and MLB teams.
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Mequon
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Milwaukee- 587,000
Milwaukee 605,000.
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