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Old 06-06-2012, 06:17 PM
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Originally Posted by jmcowling View Post
My daughter has a job offer in Hinckley, Mn I have been looking at maps and searching the Money Magazine info on cities in the area. It seems like all the towns are 300-1000 population within a 20-30 mile commuting distance. Any suggestions for someone moving into the area? I was hoping she could live in the city, but St Cloud seems the closest and it would be over 60 some miles to work. Any comments appreciated, thanks..Joan
Hinckley is a small town that is most commonly known (at least by Duluth residents) as the "unofficial" midpoint between Duluth and the Twin Cities. It attracts a lot of visitors with its casino (can't remember the name, I don't go to casinos), Toby's bakery, and White Castle.

As for working, your daughter should probably settle in Hinckley (or at least in a nearby town like Pine City or Mora). It's usually an easy interstate jaunt to / from the Twin Cities or especially to Duluth for leisure trips (MN 23 has a lot of stop signs, reduced speed areas, and speed traps), but to commute from either, or St. Cloud, could get treacherous during the winter. I know a girl who lived in Hinckley and commuted to college in Duluth, and she once almost got in a gruesome crash when she hit an ice spot on I-35. Therefore, I couldn't recommend "super-commuting" pretty much anywhere in Minnesota.

In terms of amenities, Hinckley has what I mentioned earlier, as well as a dinky little downtown. There's a Wal-Mart in Pine City, and at least a few state parks within 50 miles or so. Hinckley is also where the Willard Munger bike/skate/walking trail to Duluth begins.
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Old 04-15-2019, 10:59 AM
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HI there, my husband and I considering moving to Hinckley from California(we actually have a contingent offer in on a house) We fell in love with a 75 acre hobby farm. However, I'm torn between Hinckley and Red Wing. We would love to be involved in the community that has a small town Christmas feel to it, like a hallmark movie. I have been involved in charity work most of my adult life and love having friends with the same interests and good fun and conversation. Are we making a mistake with Hinckley???
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