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Old 07-24-2018, 10:53 AM
 
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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.
Lol.....
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Old 07-24-2018, 01:13 PM
 
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Madison is a nationally-renowned college own that's almost universally recognized and loved, while Duluth remains a mystery to most Americans..
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Old 07-24-2018, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Unhappy Valley, Oregon
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Madison is a nationally-renowned college own that's almost universally recognized and loved, while Duluth remains a mystery to most Americans..
I suppose put like that, it is hard to argue. People are surprisingly ignorant about Duluth (in real life).

Duluth is as close to "a Madison" Minnesota can get based on the previously characteristics. If only it was better known.
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Old 07-24-2018, 02:02 PM
 
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I suppose put like that, it is hard to argue. People are surprisingly ignorant about Duluth (in real life).

Duluth is as close to "a Madison" Minnesota can get based on the previously characteristics. If only it was better known.
It's not just the unknown factor, Madison pretty much crushes Duluth.
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Old 07-24-2018, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Unhappy Valley, Oregon
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It's not just the unknown factor, Madison pretty much crushes Duluth.
I beg to differ with respect to nature and outdoorsiness. As for everything else, it has the economy of scale.
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Old 07-24-2018, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Isanti County, Minnesota
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It's not just the unknown factor, Madison pretty much crushes Duluth.
Don't be obnoxious. Duluth is a great town, with far more of a "wow" factor - for first time visitors especially - than Madison could ever dream of having.
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Old 07-24-2018, 02:41 PM
 
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Minneapolis has grown 10% since 2010, way faster than any decent sized Midwest city, and is pushing a density of close to 8,000 ppsm. Is it agribusiness? educated population? what's behind this?
I don't know if the premise holds that Minneapolis has grown 'way faster' than any decent sized Midwest city, but that may be due to semantics, ie: is Des Moines 'decent sized'?

I think this article hits on why Minneapolis has shown solid growth- most 'superstar' cities are growing very slowly and people are moving to 'second tier' cities.

Minneapolis is a great 'second tier' city from many perspectives. It punches well above its weight as far as arts & culture goes, has a lot of professional sports teams, and a very diverse economy resistant to boom and bust cycles. In other words, it's probably in the 'top tier of second tier cities', and broader demographic trends show that to be a very sweet spot these days.


https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-mi...here-you-think
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Old 07-24-2018, 03:50 PM
 
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Don't be obnoxious. Duluth is a great town, with far more of a "wow" factor - for first time visitors especially - than Madison could ever dream of having.

It is pretty, but so is Madison. Taking everything into account, I would choose Madison.
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Old 07-24-2018, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Sunshine Coast, QLD
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Gross exaggeration of winter in Minnesota.
Especially that mid April exaggerated blizzard! Look, I think most reasonable people can agree that Minnesota is one of or THE best state, and the Twin Cities are AWESOME, but I notice most Soda-heads get VERY defensive if anyone has even the slightest criticism, or if they don't feel it's the Garden of Eden(Prairie), you all go into defense mode. I absolutely LOVE Australia, but I can also admit some parts of it can suck.
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Old 07-24-2018, 05:04 PM
 
Location: 912 feet above sea level
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Especially that mid April exaggerated blizzard! Look, I think most reasonable people can agree that Minnesota is one of or THE best state, and the Twin Cities are AWESOME, but I notice most Soda-heads get VERY defensive if anyone has even the slightest criticism, or if they don't feel it's the Garden of Eden(Prairie), you all go into defense mode. I absolutely LOVE Australia, but I can also admit some parts of it can suck.
LOL ... you think that blizzard stopped at the border, don't you, genius?

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The weekend storm set snowfall records in Green Bay, Appleton and Wausau. In Wisconsin, the storm ranks as the all-time second largest snowstorm in Green Bay at 23.5 inches and a record April total of more than 35 inches there, according to the National Weather Service.
https://www.wpr.org/spring-snowstorm...ords-wisconsin

Psssst! That's even more than it dropped on Minnesota. That said, it remains an outlier in Wisconsin, just as it was in Minnesota. Which was the point. A point that went right over your head.

PS - The irony of your inferiority complex compelling you to jump into a thread about the Minneapolis growth rate... and desperately try and change the subject to the Vikings... is priceless! Keep 'em coming!
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