Twin Cities' National and Global Image

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby JordanWasaN » March 30th, 2015, 1:02 pm

Half serious answer: Blueberry (Indigenous), Lingonberry (Scandinavian), and Coffee (Horn of Africa)?

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby MNdible » March 30th, 2015, 1:12 pm

No matter the ingredients, the rest of the country would still call it Minneanapolitan.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby xandrex » March 30th, 2015, 1:58 pm

...And sooner or later, St. Paul would get really jealous and ask the state for a subsidy to create a new, competing flavor.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Nick » March 30th, 2015, 3:03 pm

My suggestion for Minneapolitan ice cream: road salt, snow, and dog shit.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Tyler » March 30th, 2015, 3:41 pm

Towns!

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Didier » March 30th, 2015, 4:09 pm

Izzy's has an annual contest where it picks a few customer-suggested flavors. I could see JordanWasaN's suggestion having a shot.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby mulad » March 30th, 2015, 5:45 pm

Mintneapolitan -- just take neapolitan and replace one of the flavors with mint chocolate chip. Or replace the whole thing with mint chocolate chip.

(I like mint.)

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby fehler » April 1st, 2015, 9:47 am

Minneapolitan: Mint Chocolate Chip, Peppermint Bon Bon, and Minty Cow Track Ice Cream.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby trigonalmayhem » April 2nd, 2015, 6:40 am

Nick wrote:My suggestion for Minneapolitan ice cream: road salt, snow, and dog shit.
I like it. It really captures the spirit of both the city and its residents perfectly.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby David Greene » April 2nd, 2015, 8:59 am

fehler wrote:Minneapolitan: Mint Chocolate Chip, Peppermint Bon Bon, and Minty Cow Track Ice Cream.
With peanut butter!

(really, try it!)

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby grant1simons2 » April 2nd, 2015, 5:23 pm

Forbes ranked us #2 on the list for best cities for college grads in 2015

http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/ ... s-in-2015/

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby PhilmerPhil » April 2nd, 2015, 6:17 pm

Nice list here, with some things even I didn't know about and am excited to check out: http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2015 ... ium=social

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby min-chi-cbus » April 2nd, 2015, 9:52 pm

grant1simons2 wrote:Forbes ranked us #2 on the list for best cities for college grads in 2015

http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/ ... s-in-2015/
Forbes.....the NASA rocket scientists of all thing urban!

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Didier » April 4th, 2015, 12:18 pm

This has we are better than Chicago.

http://www.metroplanning.org/news/article/7110

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Nick » April 4th, 2015, 12:37 pm

Northeastern Illinois municipalities have a bad habit of giving away tax revenues to lure businesses to move from one suburb to the next or from a suburb to the City of Chicago, because they believe it will grow their overall tax base and create jobs locally.
There really ought to be some sort of federal legislation against job poaching. If city x or state y wants to have their property taxes or corporate income taxes at such and such a rate, that's fine, but the specific breaks for individual bunches of "jobs" are just dumb and hurt us all collectively.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby acs » April 4th, 2015, 12:43 pm

542,000 jobs in the Chicago loop... damn that's a lot.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby EOst » April 4th, 2015, 1:26 pm

Nick wrote:There really ought to be some sort of federal legislation against job poaching. If city x or state y wants to have their property taxes or corporate income taxes at such and such a rate, that's fine, but the specific breaks for individual bunches of "jobs" are just dumb and hurt us all collectively.
Job poaching is a symptom of the extremely fragmented nature of local government in the US, not the problem itself. The US desperately needs a way to make it easier for metropolitan centers to annex their suburbs.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Nick » April 4th, 2015, 1:34 pm

Well, state and regional poaching is just as bad, though it looks less silly. There's def a case for annexation to a certain extent.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Chava » April 9th, 2015, 2:04 pm

Didier wrote:This has we are better than Chicago.

http://www.metroplanning.org/news/article/7110
Ouch, Chicago. Several people sent that to me as I was driving back from Chicago following the election.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby grant1simons2 » April 10th, 2015, 11:54 am

#1 most literate city in America I guess.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/book ... /25531751/


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