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Old 10-09-2012, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Would you consider the Dakotas more Northwestern or Northeastern?
Neither.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:33 PM
 
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I can't speak about mid-Canada, but I sure noticed the difference driving out of Minnesota and into North Dakota. It seemed like it should be grouped with Montana, eastern Montana at least.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:11 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Great Plain/Great Lake state. the SW corner of South Dakota feels kind of like a Mountain West state.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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The part that's in the Mountain time zone is Northwestern. The pare in the Central time zone is northestern.
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Middletown, CT
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The part that's in the Mountain time zone is Northwestern. The pare in the Central time zone is northestern.
Why do you say that?
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:08 PM
 
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Dakotas would techinically be northwestern if you want to be so broad with your defintion because they closely related to idaho, montana, kansas, wyoming, nebraska, etc. However, within the midwest there are 2 spllits: Great lake region and Great Plain Region. Dakotas are part of the great plain region. Simple thread over.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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There is more to the US than the west and the east. I think the Dakotas (and Minnesota) don't really relate to either coast, or relate to both equally.

Also, as a tangent, it is weird to me that people think of Minnesota as a great lakes state, it is like calling Pennsylvania a great lakes state, technically it is true but most of the population lives far from the lakes and the culture isn't like Michigan/Ohio/Chicago/etc.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Why do you say that?
Because time zone boundaries were specifically drawn where they are in order to make local time conform with the area of greatest influence. For example, the western counties of Kansas were placed in the Mountain time zone because they have a closer association with Denver than with Kansas City. So, they are more "western" in their outlook.
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:02 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Kansas City is Northeast!
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:21 AM
 
Location: The City
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There is more to the US than the west and the east. I think the Dakotas (and Minnesota) don't really relate to either coast, or relate to both equally.

Also, as a tangent, it is weird to me that people think of Minnesota as a great lakes state, it is like calling Pennsylvania a great lakes state, technically it is true but most of the population lives far from the lakes and the culture isn't like Michigan/Ohio/Chicago/etc.

Agreed NY is technically a Great Lakes state as well
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