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Old 10-08-2012, 11:35 PM
 
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Do you think ND and SD have more in common with the Pacific Northwest or with the Great Lakes and Northeast?
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:01 AM
 
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Neither....the Dakotas are Midwestern states. Great Plains to be exact. I would think that the Dakotas have a lot in common with interior Mountain West states such as Wyoming and Montana but they have nothing at all in common with the Pacific NW or Great Lakes region or Northeastern states.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:54 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Neither, they're right in 'no-man's land' so to speak.

Culturally they seem to share more in common with Canada.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Canada!
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:54 AM
 
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Fargo feels more like an eastern city.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:38 AM
 
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Midwestern/western. Since Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan are Great Lakes states, they have some characteristics in common with "Great Lakes states". At least, the more rural, northern, and farm-country areas. Although, I always thought they were more like Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and a bit of Nebraska.

Like the Northeast? Not. Like the Pacific Northwest? Not really. But, geographically, large swaths of Oregon and Washington USED to be a lot different, and a lot more "western" (plains states western - large open country farming, cowboyish sort of "heritage". What we stereotypically think of as western, as opposed to the rich farmland of the Willamette Valley, and the logging heritage on that side of the mountains, and the port-based heritage of Seattle and the Puget Sound.). The past 30 years have seen those areas change a lot tho, so I really couldn't compare today.

I could also go with the comparison to Canada across the border. Still midwestern open farmland heritage, and mining.

I always thought the Dakotas were a little more open, culturally, maybe because, for generations, a lot of their young men left to find work elsewhere.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:40 AM
 
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Do you think ND and SD have more in common with the Pacific Northwest or with the Great Lakes and Northeast?
Northeastern? No way.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Middletown, CT
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Neither. Having lived in SD I can say it is not like the Northwest or Northeast at all. I would say they are generally Great Plains states. The areas in the Western part of the states are vastly different from the Eastern parts of the states; so its hard to generalize the states as a whole.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:55 PM
 
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Southern Canadian, sort of like Canada's Appalachia.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:23 PM
 
Location: DC/Brooklyn, NY/Miami, FL
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Canada
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