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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby min-chi-cbus » March 10th, 2017, 9:53 am

Well and it's not just commuting costs that could be a factor, but also: time (hard to put a price on free time, but it's at least as valuable as your effective hourly wage rate), utility costs (higher with more SF), home/yard maintenance costs, taxes (could be higher if more services are spread among fewer residents....ala low density), safety (risk of car accidents a bigger threat than hand-to-hand violence in most places), carbon footprint (social costs more than individual), etc.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby QuietBlue » March 10th, 2017, 10:25 am

Possibly true for some, though "suburb" doesn't necessarily equal "big house". I live in a 1000 sq. ft. townhouse without its own yard, for example. My utility costs are very low, and some of what I pay in association dues goes towards common area maintenance, but I don't have to spend time mowing it each week or clearing out the gutters. And when I worked downtown, I almost never drove and took transit.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby min-chi-cbus » March 10th, 2017, 11:20 am

QuietBlue wrote:
March 10th, 2017, 10:25 am
Possibly true for some, though "suburb" doesn't necessarily equal "big house". I live in a 1000 sq. ft. townhouse without its own yard, for example. My utility costs are very low, and some of what I pay in association dues goes towards common area maintenance, but I don't have to spend time mowing it each week or clearing out the gutters. And when I worked downtown, I almost never drove and took transit.
So do I, but I think that's more the exception than the rule.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby jebr » March 15th, 2017, 11:52 am

min-chi-cbus wrote:
March 10th, 2017, 9:53 am
Well and it's not just commuting costs that could be a factor, but also: [...] home/yard maintenance costs
I personally think this is the biggest "forgotten" element of renting vs. owning. If I'm renting, I don't have to worry about finding the money to pay the repairman if the hot water heater breaks, or the A/C goes on the fritz, or if the oven stops working. I call up the maintenance line (or, I guess in my case, fill out the request form online) and they come out and figure it out and fix it. I also don't have to worry about shoveling the sidewalks or driveways, mowing the lawn, cleaning the gutters, or any of those maintenance issues. I can just go home and relax.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Didier » March 15th, 2017, 12:41 pm

You're still paying for all those things, though.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby seanrichardryan » March 15th, 2017, 6:16 pm

You have a landlord that actually fixes things?
Q. What, what? A. In da butt.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby mamundsen » March 17th, 2017, 10:06 am

EDIT: HEY! Where did the stories about Urban vs Suburban cost go???

I'm in WBL! :) There is a GREAT bus from Maplewood Mall. Every 10 mins during rush! $76 pretax for Metropass. If your coworkers are driving, they are doing it wrong.

My wife teaches in Shoreview and we wanted to be in a neighboring suburb so our neighbors are not the kids she's teaching. We love that WBL has character and a small downtown that we frequent often.

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Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Anondson » April 4th, 2017, 1:23 pm

Wild Rumpus named Bookstore of the Year by Publishers Weekly.

http://m.startribune.com/wild-rumpus-na ... on=variety

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Anondson » January 25th, 2018, 9:17 pm

The nationally important game in a few days is bringing national attention. Chicago Tribune wrote about the winter festivities of that are revving up.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyle ... story.html

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby SurlyLHT » January 26th, 2018, 4:09 pm

One of the guides perhaps that one listed Magers and Quinn and some other local places which I thought was a nice touch

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby David Greene » January 31st, 2018, 1:17 pm

They mentioned Hymie's but not Vintage Music Company. Good. Don't want any of those Edisons or Victors damaged.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby LakeCharles » January 31st, 2018, 1:46 pm

"Minneaopoli"

Ugh, what? Not that I've ever heard anyone say that anyway, but shouldn't it be Minneapoli?

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Korh » March 17th, 2018, 9:25 pm

So got curious about how other countries viewed Minnesota, so starting translating "Minnesota" in a variety of different languages with google translate ad pasting it into google/youtube, long story short found a 4 part travel thing from Japan about Minnesota

part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=346Mz9qn_do
part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLess-buTKg
part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDKQInG6PYQ
part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8EGW2JwQb0

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Anondson » March 19th, 2018, 8:39 pm

The Economist rated Minneapolis the third most expensive city to live in in the U.S., 26th most expensive in the world.

http://www.startribune.com/minneapolis- ... 477337443/

Having come back from living in the South Bay Area last year for six months, this is incompressible.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby mamundsen » March 26th, 2018, 9:25 am

Ryder Cup is coming back to Hazeltine in 2028. This is the first time an American course has hosted for a second time. AND only 12 years apart! WOW :shock: :D

I have friends who are already gearing up to be excited about this.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby sanchopanza » March 26th, 2018, 5:02 pm

Wow that is really incredible. Already praying for the same weather as 2016. That was really unbelievable.

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Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Anondson » April 19th, 2018, 6:16 pm

Twin Cities among 15 metros considered by the Pentagon for a fourth Command-level HQ, called Futures Command. 500 employees focused on emerging technologies in warfare. Chemical, biological, electronics, hardware/software, etc.

http://www.startribune.com/minneapolis- ... 480313643/
The Army wants the headquarters near universities and technology companies, and has said that the host city should have workforce expertise in biomedicine, chemistry, computer hardware and software, electronics, materials and mechanical systems.

“Quality of life for ... personnel and their families is also a priority for recruiting and training top talent,” the Army said in the letter to Frey. “ ... In particular, it is helpful for us to have an appreciation of the community’s level of interest and support should a headquarters be placed in its community — we clearly want to be good neighbors from the very start.”

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby grant1simons2 » April 19th, 2018, 8:40 pm

Nope. Nope. Nope.

Don't want to be a target for terror and war or support that. nope.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Silophant » April 19th, 2018, 8:55 pm

Like, actually in Minneapolis? Not a suburb? Huh.


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