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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby SurlyLHT » January 14th, 2021, 1:59 pm

The difference between MN and WI is interesting. There's been some interesting comparison between the states as they have diverged over the past decade or two.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Didier » March 9th, 2021, 1:42 pm


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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Didier » March 26th, 2021, 12:21 pm

Wow! Minnesota beat California to make the final four in Geography King’s March Madness. Big, for those who follow.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby NickP » March 26th, 2021, 5:42 pm

I reacted really strongly to the idea that California, as a coastal state, inherently has better coastline and beaches. lol

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Nathan » March 27th, 2021, 3:33 pm

Wow! Minnesota beat California to make the final four in Geography King’s March Madness. Big, for those who follow.
Link for those who don't?

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby NickP » March 28th, 2021, 9:11 am

Wow! Minnesota beat California to make the final four in Geography King’s March Madness. Big, for those who follow.
Link for those who don't?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DN3suSIYkSU

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Nathan » March 28th, 2021, 8:13 pm

Wow! Minnesota beat California to make the final four in Geography King’s March Madness. Big, for those who follow.
Link for those who don't?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DN3suSIYkSU
Thanks... how have I never been on this level of nerdiness before.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Didier » April 13th, 2021, 12:28 pm

Wow! Minnesota beat California to make the final four in Geography King’s March Madness. Big, for those who follow.
To close the loop on this, we swept past Hawaii in the final four to set up an anticipated championship showdown with Colorado, which swept North Carolina in the other semi. As expected it was an exciting, back-and-forth final.

Here’s how it played out:

Game 1: Lowest Crime Rate - MN
Game 2: Best Fall Weather - CO
Game 3: Best Signature Food - CO
Game 4: Most Crop Production (non-grain) - MN
Game 5: Biggest Company Based There - MN
Game 6: Lowest Cancer Rate - CO
Game 7: Best Fishing - MN

It was a good run for Minnesota, which as the 24 seed (based on population) got past a worthy contingent of states including New Mexico, Georgia, Cinderella Alaska and then top-seeded California to reach the final weekend.

Yeah!

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Tom H. » April 13th, 2021, 1:21 pm

That "Best Fishing" category sure was a lucky draw in Game 7. Somebody better check to see if somebody froze the envelope before the "random" draw :)

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Nathan » April 17th, 2021, 2:44 pm

https://www.theonion.com/minnesota-depl ... 1846699850

Getting a lot of suspicious looks and questions when I say I'm from Minneapolis in CA these days.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Hero » May 24th, 2021, 11:36 pm

2021 ParkScore index results will be released May 27th. Hoping Minneapolis wins this again despite the unfair mapping of the parks.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby twincitizen » May 25th, 2021, 7:50 am

How Minnesota's Top 50 public corporations fared over the past year: https://www.startribune.com/minnesotas- ... 600051636/

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Hero » May 27th, 2021, 12:38 am

Minneapolis is #3.

https://www.tpl.org/parkscore

Maybe it is time to start calling more roads parks?

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby seanrichardryan » May 27th, 2021, 3:22 pm

Saint Paul is #2 8-)
Q. What, what? A. In da butt.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Hero » May 27th, 2021, 11:47 pm

Saint Paul is #2 8-)
Minneapolis should hire whoever was able to qualify all those roads as parks. Or at the very least try get the lakes counted as parks.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Austinite » May 31st, 2021, 8:19 am

Did they ever catch the dude who damaged the memorial? Stopped and ripped it apart with bare hands then took an axe to it?

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Austinite » May 31st, 2021, 8:21 am

https://www.theonion.com/minnesota-depl ... 1846699850

Getting a lot of suspicious looks and questions when I say I'm from Minneapolis in CA these days.
Yes - use to say that with so much pride, but now mixed with feelings of shame, etc.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby NickP » June 1st, 2021, 8:39 am

That’s legit. It’s a tough time in MN. I believe we will get through it and be alright, but that doesn’t detract from the current difficulties.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby mplsjaromir » June 1st, 2021, 10:10 am

I think that this is something that all areas of the country are going to grapple with at some point. The fact that there was a conviction gives some semblance that accountability can be found. Granted the area has had several high profile incidents and one that was insanely egregious.


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