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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby seamonster » August 12th, 2015, 8:28 am

So, Brooklyn is really the NE Minneapolis of New York, then, right?

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Chef » August 12th, 2015, 9:34 pm

Maybe I am just showing my age, but I remember when a bohemian lifestyle was about being a musician or an artist and not really caring too much about money. Apparently now it is about going out to eat.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Tiller » August 13th, 2015, 1:44 am

Chef wrote:
Maybe I am just showing my age, but I remember when a bohemian lifestyle was about being a musician or an artist and not really caring too much about money. Apparently now it is about going out to eat.
the foodies are stronk
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foodie

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby jennifat » August 13th, 2015, 7:38 pm

Nathan wrote:Irt north east's hipsterdom.

"Every other neighborhood in the country, give up."

https://www.yahoo.com/travel/the-brookl ... soc_trk=fb
Hmm. I'm not sure I agree with Sioux Falls as being South Dakota's hipsterville. I was just in Rapid City back in June and was shocked (like, truly blown away) by how much of a hipster town that place has become and how vibrant their downtown is. They even have Native American hipsters...never seen a place quite like it.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby grant1simons2 » August 16th, 2015, 2:47 pm

Minneapolis nonprofit focuses on food to train, heal.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/201 ... train-hea/

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Anondson » August 17th, 2015, 12:44 pm

Counties of the country ranked by beauty. Guess lake country, bluff country, and north shore aren't all that... MN got a lot of ugly.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk ... beauty/?66

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Didier » August 17th, 2015, 3:50 pm

Not sure if you linked to the wrong article, but this one seems to be about weather, not beauty:
The index combines "six measures of climate, topography, and water area that reflect environmental qualities most people prefer." Those qualities, according to the USDA, include mild, sunny winters, temperate summers, low humidity, topographic variation, and access to a body of water.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby nBode » August 17th, 2015, 5:39 pm

Yeah; the whole study just seems to be confusing. They're actually studying a weird combination of weather patterns and very select geography, then combining that to somehow equate to "beauty" (which is a subjective term anyway). So yeah this is pretty much worthless as most any person can tell.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby mulad » August 19th, 2015, 9:40 am

Minnesota tops Forbes list for growth rate in tech sector jobs:

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

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Nathan » September 3rd, 2015, 1:16 pm

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk ... ?tid=sm_fb

Gives me little tingles. Glad he took the opportunity.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Anondson » September 3rd, 2015, 1:40 pm

Yup. Red Lake County represented "Minnesota Nice" and farm life better than quite ... beautifully.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Anondson » September 9th, 2015, 8:07 pm

Minnesota's top 10 most redneck towns. No surprises at all.


http://www.roadsnacks.net/these-are-the ... minnesota/

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby acs » September 17th, 2015, 8:50 am

Minnesota Black Median Household Income drops 14% in a single year, is now lower than in Mississippi. Unemployment for Blacks remains stable and other races had slight gains in income:

http://www.startribune.com/black-househ ... 327978161/

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Tiller » September 17th, 2015, 9:00 am

acs wrote:Minnesota Black Median Household Income drops 14% in a single year, is now lower than in Mississippi. Unemployment for Blacks remains stable and other races had slight gains in income:

http://www.startribune.com/black-househ ... 327978161/
That's pretty significant. What have we seen in terms of migration over the past year? That's the only thing I can think of that would cause such a drop in this context.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby kirby96 » September 17th, 2015, 9:02 am

Gotta think there's been a change in methodology or an error (maybe in the prior periods if not the current one). A change of that magnitude would be WAY out on the tails of any distribution of outcomes, especially given the other results.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby MNdible » September 17th, 2015, 9:08 am

Gotta love Dayton's official response in the article.

“It is extremely unfair to contact our office on such an important and complex matter and provide two hours for a response.”

But, yeah, it certainly seems like there must be something happening behind the scenes to cause such a massive shift in those numbers.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby mattaudio » September 17th, 2015, 10:51 am

Smart people on Twitter seem to be implying that there was a potentially significant change in methodology that may explain part of this yoy delta, but I haven't had time to investigate.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby kirby96 » September 17th, 2015, 10:58 am

mattaudio wrote:Smart people on Twitter seem to be implying that there was a potentially significant change in methodology that may explain part of this yoy delta, but I haven't had time to investigate.
Gotta think so, because otherwise the most obvious potential explanations are discomforting. If employment levels stay the same, and income drops precipitously, it's gonna be red meat for the 'ACA and higher minimum wages cause employers to cut hours' crowd.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Tiller » October 14th, 2015, 2:25 am

So "Make It MSP" is a thing now. Not a ton of information, or anything particularly interesting yet.

https://www.greatermsp.org/resources/ma ... e-updates/
http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/n ... rkers.html
http://www.kare11.com/videos/news/local ... /73892948/
More than 70 organizations from across all sectors are partnering in different ways on this “early implementation phase” of Make it. MSP, the new Minneapolis-Saint Paul Regional Talent Initiative. Through collaborative effort and hard work, the region will be able to make progress on major goals – Improving Social Inclusion, Supporting Innovative Talent, Connecting Talent to Community, Connecting Talent and Employers, & Closing Near-Term Talent Gaps.
Suggestion for attracting talent: build shiny train infrastructure better than anywhere else. Let's see how we're doing in 2015-

Regional/Intercity passenger rail:
NLX: nope
Zip Rail: nope
Northstar: 1/2 way there
Mankato: nope
Chicago HSR: nope
River Route (non-amtrak): nope
Dan Patch: nope
Fargo(non-amtrak): nope
Wilmar: nope
Eau Claire: nope
0.5 (from northstar) + 0.5 (from a single amtrak train) = 1/10, a Failing grade.

Local/Intracity passenger rail:
Hiawatha: yes
Central: yes
SWLRT: getting closer, but still nope
Bottineau: nope
Nicollet: nope
Midtown: nope
Riverview: nope
Rush: nope
Northtown: nope
Hennepin/France: nope
American Blvd: nope
HWY 36: nope
2/12, also a Failing grade.

To Do list: dedicated funding for local transit, dedicated funding for intercity passenger rail.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby MNdible » October 14th, 2015, 9:58 am

You know what's going to attract that millenial from Seattle?

Train to Mankato.


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