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Old 10-10-2012, 06:45 PM
 
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Choosing between northwest and northeast I would make an uneducated guess and say northwest as they seem absolutely too far west to be eastern. But in reality I would considered the Dakotas to be great plains midwestern.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:29 PM
 
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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.
Minnesota is very much a great lakes state..... the whole north-eastern third of the state is based on lake superior. Yes, Minneapolis and St. Paul aren't very "Great Lakes-y" but Duluth, Two Harbors, Grand Marais, Grand Portage and the Iron Range are all based off of lake Superior. And Minnesota is famous for having the North Shore..........
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Most of Minnesota's economy is based on iron, which is transported by freighters in the Great Lakes. The Port of Duluth is the 17th largest port in the United States, and the largest freshwater port in the world.
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Old 10-13-2012, 01:17 AM
 
Location: E ND & NW MN
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Choosing between northwest and northeast I would make an uneducated guess and say northwest as they seem absolutely too far west to be eastern. But in reality I would considered the Dakotas to be great plains midwestern.
As someone who lives in the area I would agree with this.
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