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Posted: 4/11/2021 10:49:37 PM EDT
I may have a job opportunity in Minneapolis starting next year.. I would need to be close to Minneapolis and would need to somewhere by the Univ Medical Center and the VA...

so give me the nitty gritty. How is the area? Is it all torn to shreds after riots? How are the gun laws? I'm in Nebraska so we can pretty much own anything.

How is winter? Sucky I'm sure...

Could I live 15 min from the VA and Medical University and be in a nice neighborhood?

Thanks
Link Posted: 4/11/2021 11:14:05 PM EDT
If you need to be close to the VA by the MSP airport, Apple Valley and Eagan are relatively close by without being too run down. AV is slowly deteriorating though (thanks metro transit....). Lakeville, Farmington, and Rosemount are a little further south, but still an easy drive to the MSP area.

Gun laws are okay for non-nfa. SBRs and suppressors are good to go. SBS and Mgs must be C&R. Need a permit to carry or permit to purchase to buy pistols and most semi auto rifles. That sucks, but both are shall-issue. The PTC is good for five years. The purchase permit is good for one year, but it is free. Basically the same paperwork as a 4473.
Link Posted: 4/12/2021 7:53:56 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/13/2021 11:50:30 AM EDT
I would say to pass on the job because the city government is letting the looters burn the place and loot about every 3 months.
Link Posted: 4/16/2021 12:08:43 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/16/2021 1:11:28 PM EDT
Yea my interest is decreasing daily... is it possible to live outside the city but commute to the city in 15 min from a nice neighborhood?
Link Posted: 4/16/2021 7:02:40 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By loveski5:
Yea my interest is decreasing daily... is it possible to live outside the city but commute to the city in 15 min from a nice neighborhood?
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15 minutes, not really.  With rush hour traffic you are looking at probably at least a 20-25 minute commute. There are pockets of nice areas close to downtown Minneapolis, but you are always only 5 minutes from being in a bad neighborhood.

I've communicated 30 minutes or more for years. Totally worth it to avoid having to worry about riots, looting, bad neighborhood, shitty schools, etc.
Link Posted: 4/17/2021 9:58:26 AM EDT
If you want to be close to downtown Minneapolis but not in it, the suburbs of Falcon Heights and Roseville are probably your best bet. If the VA is where you'll be primarily, then I stand by my earlier reccomendation. That being said, I commuted from Roseville to the MSP airport for a few years, and that drive was only about 20 minutes.
Link Posted: 4/18/2021 8:45:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/18/2021 8:48:38 AM EDT by whoanelly]
Eagan near 35E or Inver Grove Heights near HWY 55 will work for your purposes OP; both give you a fast route to the HWY 62 bridge over the Minnesota River, and the VA is right there.  I’m not guaranteeing a 15 minute commute but it won’t be much more than that and it’s a good balance between good suburbs and being close to work.

Edit: the University Medical Center is a different animal and is obviously close to downtown Minneapolis.  It’s still doable from the south suburbs but the North suburbs might work best for driving to the U of M.  I guess the decision point is which location you’ll spend the most time at.
Link Posted: 4/18/2021 3:04:21 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Rat_Patrol:
All this.

People that can are leaving msp for a reason.

If you do it, be sure to get your permit to carry right away, train, and carry every day.
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QFT
Link Posted: 4/18/2021 11:16:59 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By loveski5:
Yea my interest is decreasing daily... is it possible to live outside the city but commute to the city in 15 min from a nice neighborhood?
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VA is south of downtown by about a 15 minute drive (via Hwy 55) Nicest nearby area is Mendota Heights, which is another 5-6 minutes away. If your employer doesn’t provide parking downtown, a parking contract can get expensive.

VA is also about 2.5-miles south of the 3rd Police Precinct that was burned down.

Link Posted: 6/13/2021 10:18:11 PM EDT
Ended up with the Job in MN.. will be worth it in the end and the location is only temporary.

Tell me more about these NFA rules re: suppressors and MG…  Is that only for Minneapolis County area?
Link Posted: 6/13/2021 10:36:00 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/14/2021 8:58:59 PM EDT
Live outside the loop and make sure you have multiple magazines for your carry. You’ll be fine.
Link Posted: 6/15/2021 8:09:46 AM EDT
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