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Old 06-20-2012, 12:17 PM
 
Location: East St. Paul 651 forever (or North St. Paul) .
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It's something that doesn't seem like it can be quantified, but through rigorous research and controlled study BuzzFeed has found a way. In a recent piece, the website named Minnesota the Most Hipster State in the U.S., shockingly beating out New York (Williamsburg!) and Oregon (Portland!).

Somewhere in a northeast Minneapolis dive bar, a guy in flannel drinking a PBR Tallboy is crying tears of joy, and he's not sure why.

So how did we capture the number one spot? Apparently Minnesota "leads the nation in searches for the term 'hipster.'" BuzzFeed further asserts that while Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood is teeming with hipsters, it is the Minnesota hipster aesthetic that they are trying to imitate. Fascinating!

The article goes on to explain that Minnesota's obsessive bike culture, thriving music scene/legacy, and our love of lumberjack chic are top reasons why we're the biggest hipster state. However, it's a little dubious to call out our abundant farmers' markets (produce is a hipster thing?) and our thriving theater scene (wealthy people at the Guthrie are hipsters?) as examples of our hipster-ness.

But we definitely can't argue with Exhibit J: Juno.

Minnesota named 'Most Hipster State in the U.S.' - Minneapolis News - Dressing Room

Not sure what to make of this...
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:04 PM
 
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Asheville NC would get my vote. It is crawling with "hipsters."
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:43 AM
 
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Don't know about the state as a whole, but Minneapolis is certainly hipster-central.
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Old 06-23-2012, 11:40 AM
 
Location: The Great White North
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The fact that Minnesota has just been labeled as hipster has automatically lowered it's hipster status.

Which is a good thing.
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:07 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I'm sure Minneapolis has its share, but Portland, Seattle and San Francisco take a Hipster backseat to no one.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:02 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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The fact that Minnesota has just been labeled as hipster has automatically lowered it's hipster status.

Which is a good thing.
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:43 AM
 
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Hipster is SOOO mainstream.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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I'm sure Minneapolis has its share, but Portland, Seattle and San Francisco take a Hipster backseat to no one.
Add Austin to this list. Sorry, Minnesota, I don't see it at all.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:37 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Not sure the hipster to regular people ratio of Portland or San Francisco but Richmond, VA has a huge population though I'm sure it's not as large as the other 2 cities. )
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:19 PM
 
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Add Austin to this list. Sorry, Minnesota, I don't see it at all.
Take a walk down Lyndale Ave (S) in Minneapolis and you'll see why MN made the list. I don't know about the rest of the state, but Lyn-Lake and Northeast alone probably have enough hipsters per capita to drive up the state average.
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