Twin Cities' National and Global Image

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby mattaudio » May 22nd, 2018, 11:58 am

Since most people call it Minneapolis, MSP, or Minneapolis-St. Paul, yet this thread calls it "Twin Cities" ....
https://www.ashleymxiong.com/twin-cities/
This must be someone's project for fun? Or maybe for some private brand for tourism paraphernalia?
Cool design, but I don't like the Twin Cities label at. all.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Didier » May 22nd, 2018, 12:19 pm

In what world is Twin Cities singular though?

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby David Greene » May 22nd, 2018, 1:09 pm

I've called it Twin Cities my whole life. That's why it's the "Twins" after all.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby NickP » May 22nd, 2018, 1:53 pm

It could be singular if thought of as a pair instead of as two separate entities. Like, “that pair of shoes has green lashes.” #grammarisfun lol 🤓

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby xandrex » May 22nd, 2018, 2:13 pm

Didier wrote:
May 22nd, 2018, 12:19 pm
In what world is Twin Cities singular though?
Presumably the one where you just used "is"? :mrgreen:

The project being shared looks an awful lot like what my friends in the U's graphic design program had to do for a portfolio project, so it's probably just something like that.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby VacantLuxuries » May 22nd, 2018, 2:35 pm

This reminds me of the monthly post that shows up on the r/Minnesota and r/Minneapolis subreddits where someone decides they need to take our lack of a geometric state flag into their own hands and design one for us.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby MN Fats » May 22nd, 2018, 3:21 pm

What, you don't subscribe to the /r/TwinCities subreddit? :P

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby VacantLuxuries » May 22nd, 2018, 3:26 pm

I pop in now and then, but only for the posts that would go to r/SaintPaul if it wasn't totally dead.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby nstudenski » May 29th, 2018, 11:21 am

I believe we twin citiyans have a tendency to pat our own backs. At the risk of enabling that, I thought I'd share this link.

http://www.michiganfuture.org/assets/up ... atters.pdf

Policymakers in peer states think our bodies of regional government are worthy of study! Meanwhile, some Minnesotans want to neuter those same bodies.

https://www.minnpost.com/politics-polic ... ople-still

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby kellonathan » May 29th, 2018, 9:32 pm

From Michigan's point-of-view, not to mention the greater Detroit Metro, Twin Cities' regionalism is definitely something to be modeled after.

Looking at their transit debate with DDOT vs. SMART, and now with RTA in the pictures, and not having enough long-term funding that doesn't cross the county lines, I'm eternally grateful of the regional transit system that the Twin Cities have. (albeit there are of course, we have those opt-out agencies in the TC too.)
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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby seanrichardryan » June 11th, 2018, 9:27 pm

Q. What, what? A. In da butt.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby mamundsen » June 12th, 2018, 10:52 am

While the error is large and alarming... Even with the adjusted/corrected amounts, they blew the goal out of the water these past two years.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Anondson » June 14th, 2018, 7:05 pm

Twin Cities in final five, with Boston, Philadelphia, Raleigh, and Austin, for the Army’s Futures Command.

http://www.startribune.com/twin-cities- ... 485602332/

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby alexschief » June 21st, 2018, 8:02 am

Snow Kreilich is getting honored with the 2018 AIA Firm Award this week. This is pretty prestigious, there's only one winner each year, they've given out 55 awards and SOM has won it twice, so pretty elite company.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby xandrex » June 22nd, 2018, 11:13 am

Twin Cities suburbs in the spotlight on CityLab: https://www.citylab.com/equity/2018/06/ ... ice/563399

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby John21 » July 10th, 2018, 8:17 am

Annual PGA Tour event coming to Blaine starting next July 4-7. 3M is the sponsor and it replaces the Champions Tour event.

http://www.startribune.com/confirmed-3m ... 487768941/

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby NickP » July 10th, 2018, 11:54 am

https://www.google.com/amp/amp.charlott ... 38502.html

According to the Charlotte Observer, the Twin Cities are the 4th largest banking center by total assets of banks headquartered in a metro area :-)

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby LakeCharles » July 10th, 2018, 1:40 pm

Not a surprise there. US Bank is the 7th largest bank by assets, and 4 of the top 6 are HQed in New York. We don't have any other in the top 50, so it's pretty much just US Bank doing all the work on that front.

But I also don't see that fact anywhere in the linked article.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby MNdible » July 10th, 2018, 1:50 pm

It's also a little bit of a meaningless statistic. It doesn't take into account, for example, the fact that although Wells Fargo is HQ'ed in San Francisco, they have massive operations in Minneapolis. And, probably Charlotte too, based on the Wachovia takeover.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby mamundsen » July 13th, 2018, 8:09 am

Anondson wrote:
June 14th, 2018, 7:05 pm
Twin Cities in final five, with Boston, Philadelphia, Raleigh, and Austin, for the Army’s Futures Command.

http://www.startribune.com/twin-cities- ... 485602332/
This is going to be in Austin.

https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/ ... means.html


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