Moving to Minnesota

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    May 04, 2011 6:15 AM GMT
    I'm considering moving to Minnesota thanks to a friend of mine from there who has convinced me to make it my next vacation stop.... was just wondering what all my RJ fools, bros and hos have to say bout this...
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    May 04, 2011 11:04 AM GMT
    Yes, I encourage you to do so. =D Minnesota is a good place. I've considered moving there a bit for school. =D
  • Karnage

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    May 04, 2011 11:17 AM GMT
    I grew up in Minnesota, and I love it there! I honestly think people there a genuinely nicer than in other parts of the country, and the Twin Cities area has a pretty good gay scene too. You do need have to have an appreciation for the outdoors and the cold to truly enjoy what Minnesota has to offer though!
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    May 04, 2011 11:25 AM GMT
    You know the obvious contrast from where you are now. COLD - can you move back in the winter if you find it not to your liking?
  • petemdc

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    May 04, 2011 12:19 PM GMT
    I assume you mean the Twin Cities. I've lived here for 10 years. Its a great city, it has its quirks but its quite livable. You do need to be ready to deal with long cold winters. We've seen snow since mid October until just this week!
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    May 04, 2011 12:33 PM GMT
    Minneapolis is a great place to live. It has a few pretentious suburbs but overall it is very nice.
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    May 04, 2011 1:26 PM GMT
    I travel to Minneapolis quite a bit, and I love the city. I wouldn't mind living there except that it gets extremely cold in the winter. In the summer traffic can be horrendous because there's always road repair going on.
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    May 04, 2011 5:18 PM GMT
    I hear what everyone is saying. Born in St. Paul (Highland Park) raised in Willmar, and hated the freezing cold winters and mosquito's the size of Texas that tear yah up all summer long. But I miss the people...they are everything you hear about. Genuine!
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    May 04, 2011 6:35 PM GMT
    Pato599 saidI'm considering moving to Minnesota thanks to a friend of mine from there who has convinced me to make it my next vacation stop.... was just wondering what all my RJ fools, bros and hos have to say bout this...

    Where in Minnesota? I know some parts of it quite well, others not at all.
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    May 04, 2011 6:36 PM GMT
    "You're gonna make it after all !"


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    May 04, 2011 6:52 PM GMT
    Webster666 said"You're gonna make it after all !"


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    May 04, 2011 6:53 PM GMT
    Pato599 saidI'm considering moving to Minnesota thanks to a friend of mine from there who has convinced me to make it my next vacation stop.... was just wondering what all my RJ fools, bros and hos have to say bout this...


    I love the twin cities. Moved there, but my job fell through so moved away again. All I have to say is Minneapolis > St. Paul
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    May 04, 2011 6:59 PM GMT
    Besides having really bad infrastructure (road are always under construction, metrodome roof collapsed, major bridge caved), it's a sweet place to be. especially the new target field that the Twins play at and lots of lakes and outdoor things to do.

    If you aren't used to the snow and the cold, I promise you that in the middle of winter you will be questioning why you moved here.
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    May 04, 2011 7:14 PM GMT
    The winters aren't so bad!

    Just make sure that your car has an engine block (?). I find myself having to explain to out-of-state people why I have a plug-in in the front of my vehicle. Also, autostart for one's car is a must-have.

    Other than that, it's a good excuse to stay inside with your boyfriend, that's for sure. There's hockey, ice skating, sledding, snowmobiling, ice-fishing etc. It's fairly temperate here, although sometimes the temperature can spike.
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    May 04, 2011 7:29 PM GMT
    I grew up in northeastern MN. One of the highlights of several summers was a canoe/camping/fishing trip into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA).

    If you have the time, and like the outdoors (camping, fishing, isolation, etc.) you (and a friend) might want to consider taking a self-guided canoe trip into the 1.1 million acre wilderness area:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boundary_Waters_Canoe_Area_Wilderness

    http://www.recreation.gov/permits/Boundary_Waters_Canoe_Area_Wilderness/r/wildernessAreaDetails.do?page=detail&contractCode=NRSO&parkId=72600&topTabIndex=Permits

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    May 04, 2011 8:11 PM GMT
    lived 30 years in Minneapolis area...part of which I spent in Duluth/Superior for school. I do miss parts of MN especially the RIDICULOUSLY blue skies.
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    May 04, 2011 10:35 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidYou know the obvious contrast from where you are now. COLD - can you move back in the winter if you find it not to your liking?


    Yes I can, but I lived in Northern Europe for 10 years, so i'm used to the cold.. however i am told that Northern North-American cold is much colder than the Northern European cold
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    May 04, 2011 10:36 PM GMT
    I grew up in MN and love everything about the state except the cold winters and the mosquitoes in the summer. The lakes are amazing, but the ocean and mountains of the Pac. NW trumped anything MN had to offer.
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    May 04, 2011 10:37 PM GMT
    FRONT2BACK saidlived 30 years in Minneapolis area...part of which I spent in Duluth/Superior for school. I do miss parts of MN especially the RIDICULOUSLY blue skies.


    I read thats what the state is famous for... but then again Im from the Caribbean with RIDICULOUSLY blue seas, so i'll get back to you ;)
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    May 04, 2011 10:37 PM GMT
    FRONT2BACK saidlived 30 years in Minneapolis area...part of which I spent in Duluth/Superior for school. I do miss parts of MN especially the RIDICULOUSLY blue skies.


    I read thats what the state is famous for... but then again Im from the Caribbean with RIDICULOUSLY blue seas, so i'll get back to you ;)
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    May 04, 2011 10:39 PM GMT
    Blond and Blue and very Nordic! Say hi to my cuz!
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    May 04, 2011 10:41 PM GMT
    NOw to me "minnesota" has always conjured up the following:

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    and crazy wildlife like

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    Its a totally alien world to me, but that makes it quite exciting.... Ive lived in The Southwest and The South is much like the Caribbean still, plus Ive lived in snowy mountain tops and hot deserts and tropical jungle enough... I'm looking for something completely new to me, a cold icy hardy land of ten thousand lakes far away from sea, mountain and jungle would fit the bill...

    Plus I'd be away form the tourist mills for the first time in my life, I've always lived in places like Aruba, St Martin, Paris, Amsterdam, Kathmandu..... Id like to go somewhere that's not a tourist disneyland
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    May 04, 2011 10:42 PM GMT
    DueDiligence saidYes, I encourage you to do so. =D Minnesota is a good place. I've considered moving there a bit for school. =D


    when would that be and what school if I may ask?