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Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Anondson » May 13th, 2019, 9:01 pm

Minneapolis did well in this look at best commutes.

https://www.theladders.com/career-advic ... prise-you/

Okay, we did surprisingly really well in the transit commuting measures. Unsurprisingly well for the car commuting though. But will this get daylight in the StarTribune or Pioneer Press?

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Postby xandrex » May 14th, 2019, 8:45 am

That's interesting to see. I wonder why our transit commutes are so short. I'm guessing a combination of relatively compact local service and extensive express service that doesn't face much congestion on highways (and can use shoulders to pass)?

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Postby seanrichardryan » May 14th, 2019, 9:06 am

LOL
Worst cities to live in for each state
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Postby Didier » May 14th, 2019, 6:10 pm

St. Paul and Yazoo City, man.

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Postby KML_1981 » May 22nd, 2019, 12:56 pm

Park Rankings. DC now #1, Mpls moves to #3. St. Paul stays at #2:

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2019/05/2 ... mains-no-2

"Officials with the trust say movement in the top spots shows that cities, including Washington, D.C., have been stepping up their parks game in response to the rankings. They also point out that more people now live in Minneapolis, which can push down the number of people in the city near parks and the per-capita park spending. The Metropolitan Council this week said the population had grown by more than 46,000 in the last eight years."

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Anondson » July 10th, 2019, 5:28 pm

Minnesota ranked 3rd best state to live in, after Vermont and Hawaii.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/10/these-a ... -2019.html

Low rating for attractions. But so was Montana... huh.

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Postby QuietBlue » July 11th, 2019, 8:36 am

I think that just means we don't have a lot of traditional touristy stuff like historical sites, entertainment districts, really famous museums, amusement parks, etc. After all, our top tourist site is a mall. :)

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Postby twinkess » July 11th, 2019, 2:22 pm

How Minneapolis Freed Itself From the Stranglehold of Single-Family Homes
Desperate to build more housing, the city just rewrote its decades-old zoning rules.
https://www.politico.com/magazine/story ... icy-227265

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Postby KML_1981 » August 22nd, 2019, 8:51 am

another pointless list, but hey whatevs. MN #1 baby!:

https://bigseventravel.com/2019/08/the- ... n-america/

I actually agree with most of this list from my travel experience, especially the top 10. TX, SC, and TN all seemed incredibly friendly from my experience.

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Postby NickP » October 1st, 2019, 11:55 am

I guess this should go here. As a native Minneapolitan I want to give some love to St. Paulites and say this is poor form on the buisness journal staff. Nothing like listing the location as Minneapolis when talking about a site in St. Paul.
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Postby talindsay » October 2nd, 2019, 3:12 pm

So I'll grant I'm giving them a huge benefit of the doubt, but the location in the lede would be where the disclosure occurred, not where the site will be developed. So if the developer disclosed more details in Minneapolis, then it's correct.

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Postby trkaiser » October 3rd, 2019, 12:51 pm

Heads up: the Congress for New Urbanism's multi-day annual conference is being held in town this coming June 10-13.

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Postby NickP » March 3rd, 2020, 9:50 pm

http://mspmag.com/arts-and-culture/boo ... -memorial/
I am very proud that our city is home to this.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Anondson » April 6th, 2020, 9:21 am

The Twin Cities metro has been having among the lowest growth rates of Covid-19 in the country.

Still curious what factors have helped keep this low here.

http://cityobservatory.org/what-cities- ... -pandemic/

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Postby amiller92 » April 6th, 2020, 9:26 am

Anondson wrote:
April 6th, 2020, 9:21 am
The Twin Cities metro has been having among the lowest growth rates of Covid-19 in the country.

Still curious what factors have helped keep this low here.

http://cityobservatory.org/what-cities- ... -pandemic/
I feel like the governor acted a bit faster in the process than others (at least NY), but it's probably the same things that lead us to have above average health outcomes overall: we're richer, whiter, more educated and benefit from a more robust health care system than average.

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Postby LakeCharles » April 6th, 2020, 11:05 am

There is also the possibility that we've been worse at testing than other areas and are just missing many people who are infected. In terms of just raw tests per capita, we are roughly middle of the pack, but it is possible they have been distributed less optimally than others.

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Postby Anondson » April 6th, 2020, 11:40 am

That may very well be so. And the test results I think are best looked at as a delayed view of many days.

FWIW, a coworker of my wife’s was admitted for emergency surgery an infected gall bladder. Before surgery they took him to the Covid-19 section and had him tested first, then they took him to get tested. (He tested negative).

If they’re opting to test non-Covid-19 patients just because, seems we don’t have an extreme shortage but we clearly do not have enough for a wider test everyone.

It had seemed to me that our high concentration of global multinational corporations, and generally higher wealth, would have indicated a higher number global travelers who would have returned with it. I mean, the explosion of cases in ski resort towns kinda showed that luxury travelers were early vectors.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby alexschief » April 6th, 2020, 12:06 pm

As of April 5th, among all other states and DC, Minnesota ranked...

27th in tests per capita
51st in confirmed cases per capita
47th in percentage of positive tests

In other words, the state is in the middle of the pack when it comes to testing, but it is finding fewer cases than almost any other. It would be good if the state was higher in the first category, but otherwise you want to be last in those other two rankings!

I can think of two explanations for this. The first is that Minnesota is just massively screwing up testing in some way, whether by targeting the wrong people or by contaminating the tests in a systematic way. You can't rule that out, but it's probably far more likely that Minnesota simply has fewer cases than other US states, whether because of early action by governments, a culture of rule following, greater wealth and education, the virus being weirdly late to the state, or some unknown environmental factor.

Obviously the only way to know for sure is to test, and the state simply is not testing enough right now (although that's not unique).


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