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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby LakeCharles » November 4th, 2016, 10:05 am

That looks fun. Lots of Twin Cities identifiable in there even in those short clips, too.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby cooperrez » November 4th, 2016, 10:29 am

My family caught some of the filming of "Wilson" at 35th and Minnehaha. Woddy Harrelson was riding around on a bike between his shots in the area and my wife didn't recognize him. A film crew guy pointed him out to her. Guess he blended in well. Interestingly enough, that's right around the corner from the Prince house in "Purple Rain."

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby the other scott » November 6th, 2016, 6:25 am

Ha! A location scout wanted to take pictures of our house for possible use in the movie. When my wife read on the handout he gave us that the movie was about a lovable slob, she was not amused.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby bubzki2 » December 22nd, 2016, 10:31 am

Bloomberg: Here are the Most Innovative States in America in 2016

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... ca-in-2016

An improvement over last year, which is good to see.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby FISHMANPET » January 4th, 2017, 3:21 pm

Speaking of arbitrary rankings of things, Minnesota is #1 on this list:
https://www.thrillist.com/travel/nation ... for-winter

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby min-chi-cbus » January 5th, 2017, 10:06 am

Wow, how random, but cool!

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Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Anondson » January 9th, 2017, 9:56 pm

Minneapolis fiscal health as rated by The Fiscal Times placed the city at 19th out of 116 major US cities. The city's fiscal score was 84 out of 100.

http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2017/01/0 ... ies-Ranked

St. Paul at 52nd with a score of 71.

Other nearby Midwest cities are Madison at 37th, Des Moines at 40th, Milwaukee 76th, Aurora IL at 90th, Omaha at 100th, and Chicago dead last at 116th.

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Postby Anondson » January 9th, 2017, 10:04 pm

A different ranking here, SolarPowerRocks.com ranks each of the 50 states for solar power-friendly policy.

Minnesota came in at 11th for 2017 solar power-friendly policy. Down 4 spots from last year.

https://solarpowerrocks.com/2017-state- ... -rankings/

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby LakeCharles » January 10th, 2017, 8:42 am

Anondson wrote:Minneapolis fiscal health as rated by The Fiscal Times placed the city at 19th out of 116 major US cities. The city's fiscal score was 84 out of 100.

http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2017/01/0 ... ies-Ranked

St. Paul at 52nd with a score of 71.

Other nearby Midwest cities are Madison at 37th, Des Moines at 40th, Milwaukee 76th, Aurora IL at 90th, Omaha at 100th, and Chicago dead last at 116th.
The only loosely comparable cities ahead of us are Boston, D.C., Boise, and Oklahoma City.

The top 6 are just eastern and southern LA "edge cities". Also in the top 18 are suburbs of San Diego, San Jose, Phoenix, Denver and DC. The remaining are smaller cities, like Fayateville, NC, which is a metro area of 320k residents.

Interesting list in general, and California cities are in excellent fiscal health. I assume because of high property values hence good property tax returns?

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby mattaudio » January 13th, 2017, 11:12 am

MN in the news again for exporting violent extremists:
http://www.startribune.com/prosecutors- ... 410646815/

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby mplsjaromir » January 13th, 2017, 2:23 pm

Where was he radicalized?

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby seanrichardryan » January 13th, 2017, 3:26 pm

I'd guess Blaine or Anoka.
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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Anondson » January 13th, 2017, 6:32 pm

This may or may not be him ... news story says his brother is a "Deontre Hughes", this Facebook page is for a Cullen Osburn (Khalil Hughes).

https://www.facebook.com/khalil.m.hughes

Hometown says Dallas, currently residing in Minneapolis.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby matt91486 » January 18th, 2017, 6:33 am

LakeCharles wrote:
The only loosely comparable cities ahead of us are Boston, D.C., Boise, and Oklahoma City.

The top 6 are just eastern and southern LA "edge cities". Also in the top 18 are suburbs of San Diego, San Jose, Phoenix, Denver and DC. The remaining are smaller cities, like Fayateville, NC, which is a metro area of 320k residents.

Interesting list in general, and California cities are in excellent fiscal health. I assume because of high property values hence good property tax returns?
Prop 13 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Californi ... _13_(1978)) has made property tax revenues very unreliable indicators of anything in California, but it makes sense that places where there is more turnover/new development should have higher tax intake, not sure the correlation of those with the particular highly ranked cities.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Anondson » March 8th, 2017, 9:16 am

Care.com and Zillow looked at major United States cities and compared whether it was more affordable living in the urban center or in the suburbs.

https://www.care.com/c/stories/9696/cit ... an-parent/

Minneapolis and St. Paul aren't in the top 10, some cities are quite expensive according to the data and methodology — OMG New York. The Twin Cities are rated as almost $4,000 more expensive to live in than their suburbs. The methodology rates that child care in the suburbs could save a household about $3,000.

Any data geeks out there care to dig into the methodology and data and pick it apart?

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby nBode » March 8th, 2017, 5:13 pm

My first reaction is; these comparisons seem useless for picking 3 factors, and ignoring everything else. It would have been more useful if they had just looked at child care costs, or more useful yet to see a full analysis including all costs. The biggest/most obvious absence is transportation costs, but also food costs, entertainment, health care, etc. etc. etc. are relevant. Of course, most of us believe the more-difficult-to-calculate aspects of city living to more-than offset the costs, mainly increased quality-of-life.

EDIT: Also, is this accurate?
In Minneapolis, the annual cost of housing in an urban neighborhood ($14,710) is almost the same as that in a suburban area ($14,899).
Their decision to include residence square footage as a factor is also stupid, rather than just analyzing prices. A larger house could have less market value but gets bonus points just for being big?

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Silophant » March 9th, 2017, 6:40 pm

Yeah, my go-to response when co-workers inform me that their mortgage in WBL is less than my downtown rent is to ask how much they spend on gas per month, reminding them that I fill up my car about once every eight weeks, and that's usually enough to sidetrack the conversation before even getting into the harder to quantify quality of life aspects.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby QuietBlue » March 10th, 2017, 9:02 am

Yes, the details of one's situation matter a lot, and everyone's is different. I live in a suburb, but my SO works in the same suburb and I in an adjacent one, so for us, it's a better deal financially than if we lived in the core. Driving downtown from WBL five days a week, on the other hand, would get expensive quickly.


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