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Old 08-26-2008, 09:05 AM
 
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So, I recently arrived back home to Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro area...(Well, not recently, but earlier this summer) From Philadelphia, PA. It cane be safe to say that Philly is a little more run down than other areas of the country, probably because of the density of the East coast. Either way, the first thing I noticed was how clean Minnesota is. Everything seemed to sparkle compared to out there.

It made me think, that of all the places I have stayed and visited, Minnesota by far is the cleanest. Cleanest in terms of trash on sides of roads, graffitti, trash in streets, whatver you name it, MN is actually very very clean..

Just my thoughts.
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Old 08-26-2008, 09:16 AM
 
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On my travels through Minnesota I have always noticed how clean it is. I think people take pride in the state!!!
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Old 08-26-2008, 09:48 AM
 
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That's because I make up for it in my house.

btw: gotta get those dishes done.
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Old 08-26-2008, 09:50 AM
 
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That's because I make up for it in my house.

btw: gotta get those dishes done.
haha
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Old 08-26-2008, 08:23 PM
 
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That's because I make up for it in my house.

btw: gotta get those dishes done.

it took me like 10 seconds to get that and now i can't stop laughing.
thanks for the laugh! i needed it
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:12 AM
 
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I have heard the same thing from travelers/outsiders many times.

I went to the state fair on Sunday. There were 180k+ people there and it too was spotless. We can definitely be proud of MN for its cleanliness!
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:14 AM
 
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I was working at the ol' gas station a few years back and I had a gal come in from Chicago. She was blown away how 'nice and clean' everything was.. She kept saying "Damn, Minneapolis is clean!" "The bad parts are cleaner than our nice parts!!"
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Old 08-28-2008, 02:01 AM
 
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Whenever my cousins would come visit Bismarck, ND from a MPLS suburb they would always say how much trash there was here in Bismarck haha.
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Old 08-28-2008, 08:31 AM
 
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Not sure about the entire state, but Minneapolis is definitely cleaner then anywhere that I have ever lived.
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Old 08-28-2008, 12:21 PM
 
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I have a theory about this (which is a line that I'm sure has you all out of breath with excitement to hear more): when I lived in Berlin, Germany, I remember looking down some streets that were so pain-stakingly, meticulously clean I would ask myself "how...do...they...DO THAT???". Truly, you could drop your food on the ground and eat it. I think the whole German/Scando culture values tidiness to a very high degree, and that cultural heritage has maintained itself to the present day in our region, even if the people who live here now are of less homogenous ancestry. In my opinion, the cleanliness is a really good thing- I'll probably be moving eventually, and it pains me that almost anyplace I move in the U.S. will probably not be as tidy.
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