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Old 08-22-2014, 08:36 PM
 
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I once went on trip to the Twin City, because I thought that some St. Paul was close to St. Louis.
It is quite cold, but the parks are nice, people are friendly, ethnic foods, buffalo meat and micro brew were great, . I am thinking about moving there next year.

What are your Minnesota story?
How did you end up there? What do you like about the state, foods, people, dating ?
Tell me, I am interested!
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Old 08-25-2014, 03:58 PM
 
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Some 19th century Swedes and Norwegians left economic troubles in their countries for a familiar climate in the United States. Eventually, attitudes on interracial couples became tolerant enough to allow them to marry each other. Yada, yada, yada. Here I am.
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Old 08-25-2014, 04:19 PM
 
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The wonderful things about Minnesota are truly glorious. In many ways, this is the most wonderful place to live!

The bad things about Minnesota are so horrifically hideous that they make this a very difficult, abhorrent place to live.

Minnesota is a state full of extremes. Find your bliss.
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Old 08-25-2014, 05:04 PM
 
Location: E ND & NW MN
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I grew up in the American South....and moved north to enjoy a colder/snowier climate some 15 years ago.
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Old 08-25-2014, 06:34 PM
 
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A sad one.
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Old 08-26-2014, 02:18 PM
 
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Some 19th century Swedes and Norwegians left economic troubles in their countries for a familiar climate in the United States. Eventually, attitudes on interracial couples became tolerant enough to allow them to marry each other. Yada, yada, yada. Here I am.
cool, so you are mixed too
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The wonderful things about Minnesota are truly glorious. In many ways, this is the most wonderful place to live!

The bad things about Minnesota are so horrifically hideous that they make this a very difficult, abhorrent place to live.

Minnesota is a state full of extremes. Find your bliss.
What are so hideous about Minnesota ?
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Old 08-26-2014, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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like many others, I came here to search for the ransom money that Carl Showalter hid as revealed in the Coen Brothers' documentary 'Fargo'. I believe that I may have located the particular fence line, but need to see what it looks like in winter to be sure. I'm also looking for these two witnesses if anyone knows them...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt5G...yer_detailpage
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Old 08-26-2014, 03:26 PM
 
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like many others, I came here to search for the ransom money that Carl Showalter hid as revealed in the Coen Brothers' documentary 'Fargo'. I believe that I may have located the particular fence line, but need to see what it looks like in winter to be sure. I'm also looking for these two witnesses if anyone knows them...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt5G...yer_detailpage

Best post of the day.
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Old 08-26-2014, 04:36 PM
 
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cool, so you are mixed too

What are so hideous about Minnesota ?
Nothing worth explaining because it's simply a matter of personal preferences, likes and dislikes.
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Was working for 18 years with the same company, HQ was in Brookfield WI and had been working there for 11 years when they bought an outsourcing company in India. I was shown the door. Nice guys huh? Thought so at the time. I looked in the Milwaukee area for a bit but with others like me the market was momentarily limited. Decided to look in Pittsburgh, where I was from and found some opportunity there.

Out of the blue I saw an add for a job in Rural Minnesota, a Programming job no less. I found an e-mail address for the CEO on the company's website and reached out to him. A phone call from him later and about four interviews I was extended an offer and a warning, Small town life and Minnesota winters are going to be quite an adjustment.

I looked into the area there, Sebeka MN, population 711 and didn't find a whole lot. I could see that there were many resorts listed in the area telling me that at least some people were paying money to visit there. Still I considered it risky to up and move the family to the middle of nowhere.

Six plus years later I'm grateful I made the right decision and though I won't tell my former employer so, I'm quite happy I was laid off else wise I'd never have found the best place in this country to live. I'd have never even given it a thought and didn't know just how cool it is to live in Minnesota. The rest of the country doesn't know much at all beyond the Cities and Winter references and of course that Documentary listed in a post earlier. I consider it a very well kept secrete just how nice it is.

Small town life sure was an adjustment and so was Winter but as story's go most have an ending. Mine is still ongoing and luckily it's here in Minnesota.
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