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Old 04-11-2012, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Cambridge, Isanti County, MN
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Boy, some people will do anything to keep bashing Michigan over the head. GR may not be the next Houston or Atlanta, but "dying city"? Far from it, from what I've experienced. They had Pittsburgh on the list also, and the citizens there have done a fabulous job revitalizing that town, resulting in one of the most scenic and vibrant city centers in America. Just because some people choose to move away and it isn't a flat out boom town ......that doesn't make it a "dying city"! Flint? Yes. Detroit? Yes. GR and Pittsburgh? I don't think so!
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:31 AM
 
Location: west mich
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I have visited G.R. constantly over 10 years and I see nothing that seems to be dying. I'm puzzled. Maybe I'm not keeping up on the local news.
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Aurora, C)
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And GR has perked itself up in the last 4 years since I moved to CO...I'm glad to see GR is still holding it's own, especially with the medical mile developments over the last 10 years.
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:03 PM
 
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I have visited G.R. constantly over 10 years and I see nothing that seems to be dying. I'm puzzled. Maybe I'm not keeping up on the local news.
It begs a question: What standard are the critics going by?
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:58 AM
 
Location: west mich
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It begs a question: What standard are the critics going by?
It appears the only criterion here is population decline. Looking at the top 10, there are manufacturing cities but also New Orleans which lost population due to Katrina - but the article states that people are coming back. Is this a definition of dying??
My rant: We must be aware of "news" vs "opinion pieces" and then consider the source and its motivations. News has largely left our corporate media because entertainment is more profitable. The Daily Beast, for one, has been going through changes.
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