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These are resources to help newcomers to Minnesota survive and thrive. Corey's contact information: Email = bonn0014@umn.edu; Cell = 612-801-8887; LinkedIn = http://www.linkedin.com/in/coreybonnema
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Resource #2 - How 'Minnesota nice' could become a serious economic problem for the Twin Cities

Resource #2 - How 'Minnesota nice' could become a serious economic problem for the Twin Cities | Minnesota Nice Articles and News | Scoop.it

Business leaders in the Twin Cities are worried about a number: 100,000.That’s how many jobs will go unfilled by 2020 if current demographic trends don’t change. The problem is such a threat that the region’s business leaders created an organization — Make It. MSP. — that’s tasked with resolving it.

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Resource #3 - Minneapolis ranked best place to raise children in U.S.  

Resource #3 - Minneapolis ranked best place to raise children in U.S.   | Minnesota Nice Articles and News | Scoop.it

Strong schools and relatively inexpensive real estate put the Minneapolis metro at the top of the list.

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Resource #6 - For many Twin Cities newcomers, the social climate is as uninviting as the weather

Resource #6 - For many Twin Cities newcomers, the social climate is as uninviting as the weather | Minnesota Nice Articles and News | Scoop.it

Some groups aim to help newcomers meet more people. For example, the official “Transplant Meetup” group has met since the 1990s. Then there's

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Resource #7 - 6 Helpful Tips For Interacting With Minnesotans

Resource #7 - 6 Helpful Tips For Interacting With Minnesotans | Minnesota Nice Articles and News | Scoop.it

When inviting a Minnesotan over for dinner, it's common practice for them to refuse twice, to test out whether you are "just being nice" or are genuinely interested in their company.

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Resource #9 -“Minnesota Nice” sacrifices candor for courtesy - Manitou Messenger

Resource #9 -“Minnesota Nice” sacrifices candor for courtesy - Manitou Messenger | Minnesota Nice Articles and News | Scoop.it

The student news site of St. Olaf College

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Resource #11 - If You Find It Challenging Adjusting to "MN Nice" Check Out This Book:

Global Dexterity: How to Adapt Your Behavior Across Cultures without Losing Yourself in the Process

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Resource #13 - Twin Cities Transplants

Twin Cities Transplants

Minneapolis, MN
880 Transplants

We're a social group for professionals who have moved to the Twin Cities, want to build a circle of friends and a sense of community. Our group is comprised of singles and cou...

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Paul's Annual Independence Day Party

Wednesday, Jul 4, 2012, 12:00 PM
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We're a social group for professionals who have moved to the Twin Cities, want to build a circle of friends and a sense of community.
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Resource #1 - Surviving and Thriving in Minnesota Nice! Website

Resource #1 - Surviving and Thriving in Minnesota Nice! Website | Minnesota Nice Articles and News | Scoop.it
If you're transplanted in Minnesota from elsewhere,
Minnesota Nice can be one of the most challenging things about living in Minnesota. This website will help you figure out what is going on around here with Minnesota Nice and,
more importantly, help make your adjustment to working and living in Minnesota easier.
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Resource #4 - What is it about Minnesota that makes it a top place to work?

In a survey by WorkplaceDynamics, Minnesota ranked first among 45 regions surveyed on workplace satisfaction. The survey focused on components of well-being, like relationships, positive feelings and a sense of meaning.
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Resource #5 - Why are so many people leaving Minnesota for other states?

Resource #5 - Why are so many people leaving Minnesota for other states? | Minnesota Nice Articles and News | Scoop.it

Is it the cold? The taxes? Or maybe the lutefisk? Despite being ranked as Politico's Number 1. state just last week, people are leaving Minnesota in droves, and they are not being replaced.

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Resource #8 - The Outsiders: Is Minnesota Nice to Newcomers?

Resource #8 - The Outsiders: Is Minnesota Nice to Newcomers? | Minnesota Nice Articles and News | Scoop.it
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Resource #10 - Times Writers Group: Minnesota Nice is indirect

Resource #10 - Times Writers Group: Minnesota Nice is indirect | Minnesota Nice Articles and News | Scoop.it

Website for newcomers to state raises interesting points about behaviors of natives

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Resource #12 - Can a regional initiative make Minnesotans more welcoming to outsiders? | MinnPost

Resource #12 - Can a regional initiative make Minnesotans more welcoming to outsiders? | MinnPost | Minnesota Nice Articles and News | Scoop.it
When Twin Cities business and community leaders worry about something they call “social inclusion,” it’s really more economic than societal.It’s not that they don’t want to encourage current residents to be more-welcoming of newcomers.
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