by Duluth News Tribune
November 29, 2012 at 6:00 pm in Duluth News Tribune
The Twin Ports is one of America’s best small metropolitan areas for college students, according to the American Institute for Economic Research.
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Thank you DNT for putting Duluth’s placement into a relational context of how “we’re” doing compared to neighboring SMAs (metros) and states.
Duluth’s doing pretty good in the metrics that businesses look at when it comes to where they put their investment. Still a long way to go.
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I wouldn’t say students are an economic help to the community as a whole except for their basics needs- and we have sources for basic needs- don’t we?
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Students are great for the economy, and we should be glad they are happy here. Just as long as the only ones who stay long term were born here, thats all.
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The fact that this is a college town liberalizes and diversifies our community which makes me happy. If we were just all medical industry with no colleges we would be Rochester which would not make me happy.
Any student who wants to stay here because they love the place as I do should stay regardless of where they’re from.
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University of Minnesota-Rochester.
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Yeah there’s only 400 students at a location that has only been open a half dozen tears. Doesn’t count Rochester is not a college town it is a conservative town with no draw for me.
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Don’t forget without the students we wouldn’t have the universities and colleges. The universities and colleges are one of the areas largest industries/employers, with a lot of well paying jobs.
And, as others have said, being a college town adds to our quality of life in many ways, from diversity, to arts, to sports, to lectures/guest speakers, on and on.
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Don’t let us forget half the drug problem would leave without them also.
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Dislike all you want but you can’t hide from reality. I have no problem with students, don’t agree with all the teaching, but this is for another story.
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Bob~ Hate to burst your narrow view bubble…but when was last time you saw college students busted here for drug dealing? I can’t even recall any college students just busted for drugs in last few years…that’s primarily a local inhabitant problem as it is everywhere and besides it’s beyond ignorant and naive to think that the drug problem would be solved if there weren’t college students. Your hillbilly junkies, crackheads and meth heads and alcoholics are not your college students holding down their grades it’s your Duluthians and Range folks.
But this takes the cake… “I have no problem with students, don’t agree with all the teaching,”…Yeah, way too much teaching going on at the colleges…it’s outta control….we need to curtail that nonsense before get’s out of hand and they get an education….SMH!!
‘People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
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fastone, check the users, not dealers, go to PD and check records, just because address is in Duluth does not take the student out of the equation.
And don’t try to add words to my reference to teaching (teachings), you interpretation is way off so give up mind reading
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The economic impacts are lost on some. Millions, people, millions.
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Bob~ Curious…you actually did that before posted? Went to PD and checked all the arrest records of last few years and found majority were college students? Really? but can you back that up and prove it? The burden of proof when questioning your statements is not for me to prove you wrong…it’s upon you to support your statement.
I read the DNT everyday for 3 years and find it odd that don’t recall a single story about college students being busted for drugs and it’s not like there haven’t been any drug arrests reported in paper but all have seen is anything BUT college kids. Your supposition was the drug problems would leave if they did…still think is naive and with a total lack of grasp of problem and will be waiting for exactly what reality and facts you based your statement on.
On other point…I wasn’t reading your mind…I was just going by what you said and I quoted you in fact, your own words…my bad I guess…SMH!
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