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Old 07-16-2018, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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It does upset me. We have a great city, this big beautiful lake and Chicago close by but yous guys are kicking our butt in every quality of life measurement. We are (probably like many other younger Milwaukeeans) strongly considering moving to Minneapolis.
I work with three different people in my department who have all moved here from the Milwaukee area; two more who are from other places in Wisconsin.

There's just more going on here in the Twin Cities than can be offered in Wisconsin cities, which I frankly find sad because I really like Wisconsin and think, as a whole, its cities have a massive amount of potential.
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Old 07-19-2018, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Maybe it’s Packers fans who see the writing on the wall and jumping off the bandwagon....?
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Old 07-20-2018, 08:10 AM
 
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I work with three different people in my department who have all moved here from the Milwaukee area; two more who are from other places in Wisconsin.

There's just more going on here in the Twin Cities than can be offered in Wisconsin cities, which I frankly find sad because I really like Wisconsin and think, as a whole, its cities have a massive amount of potential.

Minnesota has the Twin Cities, where things are going on. Wisconsin has numerous cities where things are going on. Wisconsin, as a whole, has many more interesting cities of size, that are not a part of the Milwaukee metro. All of Minnesota's cities of size are part of the Twin Cities metro. That's a big part of why I prefer Wisconsin. Well, and proximity to Chicago, and downtown Milwaukee on Lake Michigan.
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Old 07-20-2018, 10:21 AM
 
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It does upset me. We have a great city, this big beautiful lake and Chicago close by but yous guys are kicking our butt in every quality of life measurement. We are (probably like many other younger Milwaukeeans) strongly considering moving to Minneapolis.

I don't get it. You sound like you don't understand why people don't like Milwaukee, which implies that you like it. Why move to the Twin Cities if you like Milwaukee, just because other people like the Twin Cities and are moving there? It's like dumping your mate that you find has everything you need.....because other people are not attracted to them like you are and now you want to date people that other people find attractive too.


Is your goal popularity or happiness....or are they one and the same?
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Old 07-23-2018, 06:15 PM
 
Location: North America
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The reason is because people want to be here.

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Minnesota has bucked the trend of net population loss due to domestic migration common among other states in the region. Midwestern states in general have seen a significant net migration to southern and western states—a trend driven in large part by retiring baby-boomers in search of warmer climes. Yet Minnesota is experiencing only a tiny loss of tax filers and exemptions and a small increase in population due to domestic migration.
And people want to be here because of what the state offers.

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IRS and Census Bureau information shows that—unlike the rest of the Midwest—Minnesota has averted a significant loss in tax filers and population due to domestic migration. These findings complement data from other sources which show that Minnesota has surpassed the national average in job, GDP, and income growth over the last decade.
https://northstarpolicy.org/no-signi...from-minnesota
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Old 07-23-2018, 07:37 PM
 
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The simple reason might involve the idea that Minnesota just might be the best state in the Midwest. It certainly might be the most progressive (although Illinois might still take that title, because of Chicago). Wisconsin might yet revert back to its former positive, but right now it has turned down a very dark path because of Scott Walker, the college drop-out regressive governor of a formerly proud state.
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Old 07-23-2018, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Isanti County, Minnesota
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All of Minnesota's cities of size are part of the Twin Cities metro

Wrong. St. Cloud, Duluth, Rochester, Mankato and Moorhead all have metro populations of 100,000 and up and none are part of the Twin Cities metro.
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Old 07-24-2018, 07:36 AM
 
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Wrong. St. Cloud, Duluth, Rochester, Mankato and Moorhead all have metro populations of 100,000 and up and none are part of the Twin Cities metro.
Still.... What Minnesota is missing, is a Madison.
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Old 07-24-2018, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Isanti County, Minnesota
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Still.... What Minnesota is missing, is a Madison.
Madison's a nice town, but the only thing I agree with here is that I do wish the U of M were in a similar sized town such as St. Cloud or Rochester, rather than downtown Minneapolis. I like the college town experience, even though I realize Madison is a government center as well. We toured the capitol building there, it's a great structure.
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Old 07-24-2018, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Unhappy Valley, Oregon
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Still.... What Minnesota is missing, is a Madison.
If one would define "a Madison" as a liberal college town in close proximity to nature, hipster beer scene, a noticeable downtown, and within 3 hours of a major city, then Minnesota has a Madison. It is called Duluth.
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