According to a national Outside magazine battle Duluth is a better town to live in than Minneapolis. The magazine put together a bracket of 64 cities and is having readers vote on their favorite cities. Duluth beat out Minneapolis to move onto the final four.
Duluth flooded the contest with more than 60,000 votes which was more than any other city in the round received. It defeated Minneapolis by more than 20,000 votes and now reigns as the champion of the Midwest region.
Duluth Mayor Don Ness said, “It’s a fun contest. I don’t think there’s any question that Duluthians are taking this a lot more seriously and putting more stake into this contest than Minneapolis had or some of the other cities.”
The city used social media and #VoteDuluth to increase participation and Ness hopes that other enthusiasts will continue to join in on the competition. “Now that we are representing the entire Midwest in this contest, … we want to demonstrate to the rest of the nation that the Midwest isn’t just flyover country for outdoor recreation, but we have some world-class experiences to offer,” Ness said.
Duluth will face off against the Southern winner, Asheville, North Carolina. If it moves onto the final round it will face either Provo, Utah or Ithaca, New York. Click here to vote for Duluth on Outside Online. Voting continues until 11 p.m. on Sunday.
Source: Star Tribune
Photo: Sharon Mollerus