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Monday, May 2, 2011


In the about me section, I state that I reside in Wiscissota. This probably confuses some people, so let me explain. The area of western Wisconsin in which I reside is rather cut off from the rest of Wisconsin. We do not recieve any of the Madison or Milwaukee TV stations, but almost all of the Minneapolis- St. Paul stations. This results in a certain amount of isolation from the rest of the state, and also legions of confused Minnesotans at election season, wondering why the Wisconsinites are running political ads in their state.
Some areas, especially the Hudson area, are functionally part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. If St. Croix county in Wisconsin doesn't already participate in the Metropolitan Council, a very strong argument could be made for letting them in. Hudson is that intertwined with the twin cities.
Bottom line: The area is functionally part of Minnesota, but politically part of Wisconsin. As a result, somebody thought it would be amusing to refer to the region as "Wiscissota".

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