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Old 11-12-2010, 04:20 PM
 
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Marshall, Worthington, Crookston
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Old 08-02-2011, 02:59 PM
 
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My vote for Podunk : International Falls
Yes, that's my vote also - International Falls. (I want a smilie that is barfing! )
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Old 08-02-2011, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities
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Marshall.... Zzzzzzzzzzz. I actually had to go there for a business meeting one time. It was one of the most forgettable trips I've ever had and I've had some doozies.
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Gladstone, MO
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Marshall.... Zzzzzzzzzzz. I actually had to go there for a business meeting one time. It was one of the most forgettable trips I've ever had and I've had some doozies.
HUH! How dare you diss Marshall! Shame on you! It's not Marshall's fault that you're bored there!

Just Kidding

I don't mind Marshall though I wouldn't want to live there, but theres a couple people here who really love Marshall, so just warning ya that you might get some negative reception from a few specific people...


The problem for me is that it's really secluded and there isn't much outside of it unless you go to Sioux Falls or Mankato which are still around 1 hour 45 minutes-2 hours(according to Google Maps, thats my source, if it takes less time then thats fine but I don't want to start another useless discussion about driving times between places, and even if it is slightly shorter thats still to long to casually drive especially with gas prices as high as they are).

There are a few notable things in the small towns around Marshall, example Lucan has a little bar/restaurant place, and while it is very nice, it's still not something im going to go out of the way for. If I lived in Marshall i'd probably never go there, the only reasons I been there is my Grandmother used to live in Lucan and now she lives in Wabasso and I have an uncle who recently moved to Lucan, so when Im down there visiting I'll stop in, but other then that there isn't anything outside of Marshall in Lyon or the surrounding counties that I'd go out of my way for. Ramsey Park in Redwood Falls, while again very nice, I still wouldn't go out of my way for. I do enjoy going to the library in Wabasso and picking up books for my Grandma.

There is some, at least outside of Redwood Falls and Morton, some decent Scenery, pretty nice, but nothing super spectacular. It is nice though
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Old 08-02-2011, 06:42 PM
 
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No - Podunk is a burb.

A burb does satisfy all of the criteria of the OP.

Burnsville. Could anything possibly be more beige than Burnsville?

Actually, I did turn down a chance to attend a conference in Bloomington because the drive there is so numbingly tedious and the burbness of it all gives me narcolepsy.
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:24 AM
 
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St. Paul...
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Marshall is great for what it is -- a safe, friendly, family-oriented, small college town with a good economy and job market. It's not Minneapolis or Chicago, but you can still find plenty of interesting things to do. You can go to plays, eat at restaurants, hang out at bars, go to minor-league baseball games or college football games, or just walk through the prairie. You kind of have to make your own fun in Marshall, but you don't have to be bored there unless you want to. I prefer Mankato, but Marshall is still an awesome place to live.
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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No - Podunk is a burb.

A burb does satisfy all of the criteria of the OP.

Burnsville. Could anything possibly be more beige than Burnsville?

Actually, I did turn down a chance to attend a conference in Bloomington because the drive there is so numbingly tedious and the burbness of it all gives me narcolepsy.
I agree. Small towns are interesting, small cities are invigorating, big cities are energetic, but the 'burbs are just mind-numbingly generic. Burnsville, Bloomington, Plymouth, Woodbury -- they're all the same. Boring and sterile. If you've seen one, you've seen them all. They're good for families who need an alternative to big-city living or people who work in the Cities and want more space than MPLS or St. Paul provide, but I'm personally not a fan of them.
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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My vote for Podunk : International Falls
At least I-Falls is near Canada and the BWCAW. It also has the distinction of being one of the coldest cities in the country. Podunk, sure, but at least somewhat interesting.
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:47 AM
 
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At least I-Falls is near Canada and the BWCAW. It also has the distinction of being one of the coldest cities in the country. Podunk, sure, but at least somewhat interesting.
Sounds like you've never lived there. Have you? I have. Near Canada, yeah, so; that is attractive if you're a sportsperson. Near BWCAW - there are towns closer and more interesting. The major problem for me is isolation and lack of culture. But some people like that sort of thing and to each their own.
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