Minnesota — and the region — ranks high in future livability

  • Article by: Bill Ward , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 3, 2013 - 10:22 AM

Minnesota – and the region – will likely keep its highly ranked livability in the future.

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fadeawayzzzSep. 2, 13 3:32 PM

Population growth is not a good thing when it comes to live ability.

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fadeawayzzzSep. 2, 13 3:34 PM

Everybody talking about human population growth like its a desire able thing.

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movebak2mplsSep. 3, 13 7:45 AM

Obviously, the wonders of rural/suburban living are being lost on the younger generations...

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raineyrooSep. 3, 13 8:09 AM

I would move back to Minnesota (MSP metro area only) if it were not for the dreadful winters. There's no way that you could get me to live in the Dakota's, Kansas, or Nebraska. True flyover country....

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harrisstevenSep. 3, 13 8:17 AM

I don't know if the rural/urban thing is "lost". They want more to do, more walkability, bike trails etc. Not having to jump in the pickup and drive to Walmart everytime they need something. What is disturbing is that the Wilderness seems to be lost on them. Two days ago the Strib ran an article on the BWCAW where someone stated that the average age of a permit holder was 55 years. Anyway, our weather is a huge factor. As I contemplate moving "south", there are a lot of things I will miss here in Minnesota. But not the weather.

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web4freeSep. 3, 1310:07 AM

I would think quality of roads and transportation should be factored in, and in that area, I believe the score would be quite low. I understand the weather makes them more maintenance intensive, but there are so many parts that are just poorly designed, or under capacity.

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tituspulloSep. 3, 1310:22 AM

raineyrooSep. 3, 13 8:09 AM I would move back to Minnesota (MSP metro area only) if it were not for the dreadful winters. There's no way that you could get me to live in the Dakota's, Kansas, or Nebraska. True flyover country...._____________So true. Those three states are tumbleweed factories. I like it here for the most part, but the long winters are getting hard to take. Life is too short as it is.

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elmi0001Sep. 3, 1310:55 AM

I'm sorry, but complaining about the winter? Really? Did you not know it was cold here? Or that it snows here?

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formergopSep. 3, 1310:57 AM

Now if we can get the tea party and conservatives to move to to the south, our economy would thrive.

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brotherddaySep. 3, 1310:58 AM

harrissteven, what day did the Strib article on the average age of the BWCA permit-holder run? I tried to google it, and nothing. Ironically, I was up in the BWCA the past week. Anyone who knows, please help me out. Thanks.

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