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Old 08-03-2011, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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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.
and what about the awful smell coming from the paper mill?
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Old 08-03-2011, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Northern Minnesota
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and what about the awful smell coming from the paper mill?
Ah yes, the smell is revolting. It is even inside businesses downtown. I just love going to a library that smells like paper mill town. And up there you get a double-whammy because Fort Francis has a mill also which is across the bridge.
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Old 08-04-2011, 04:43 AM
 
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Podunk, MN could be any town where one of the largest employers is a college. Therefore I also vote for Bemidji, MN.
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Old 08-04-2011, 08:20 AM
 
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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.
I don't know a lot about the suburbs you list, but you probably could have chosen a better list to make your point. Bloomington has what is probably the top thing most people know about the Twin Cities (Mall of America). It also has the ski jumping. Burnsville has Buck Hill. Plymouth has Medicine Lake and the Plymouth Playhouse. Woodbury has a large shopping center that's different than what you would find in any of the others.
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Podunk, MN could be any town where one of the largest employers is a college. Therefore I also vote for Bemidji, MN.
Wouldn't a college make a town exciting? College towns always have plenty to do.
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