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Thanks for your contributions to Pipestone -- Wikitravel isn't only about the big places! -- Bill-on-the-Hill 18:04, 8 January 2007 (EST)

Nine Cities[edit]

Nine cities isn't a hard and fast rule, but it's the default upper limit. See Wikitravel_talk:Region_article_template#How_many_is_nine. for an recent attempt to hash it out. As someone said there, "7±2 is a rule of thumb that should be balanced against other criteria, not an iron edict to be obeyed above all others." If we don't enforce it, though, people will start adding their favorite cities and pretty soon the list will be 11, 12, 23... -- Jonboy 16:04, 15 January 2007 (EST)

I'd like to suggest that if only nine cities can be listed, then suburbs in the Twin Cities metropolitan area be dropped in favor of outstate cities that serve as regional centers or that have cultural or historic significance. Specific to this instance, I would like to substitute Pipestone for Roseville, since Roseville's most significant attractions are a freeway and a shopping mall, while Pipestone is a county seat and the site of a national monument. Spottacus 18:19, 22 January 2007 (EST)

Sounds good! Go ahead and make the change! --Jonboy 23:14, 21 February 2007 (EST)


For future reference, to "move" Moorhead, I just had to change {{isIn|Cass_County_%28North_Dakota%29}} to {{isIn|Northwestern_Minnesota}}. Also, it's good to sign your posts on talk pages with --~~~~. --Jonboy 23:09, 21 February 2007 (EST)

Adding an image[edit]

Take a look at Wikitravel:How_to_add_an_image. Download [1] to your computer, then upload it to Wikitravel Shared. --Jonboy 19:01, 23 March 2007 (EDT)

Hinckley & Frost[edit]

Hi, you removed the links to these two articles from Southern Minnesota, which of the Minnesota sub regions (Twin Cities, Northwestern Minnesota, Northeastern Minnesota, Southern Minnesota) should they go into? Please could you either add them or let me know? Thanks. -- Tim 19:13, 30 March 2007 (EDT)

Hope you don't mind, I've had a go at this:
I got the county info from Wikipedia and the regions from [2] ~ 22:08, 30 March 2007 (EDT)
Looks like someone beat me to it. I have more than one million miles of commercial driving under my belt (mostly in Minnesota) and I have never heard of Frost before. I added a couple of different towns - I think they were New Ulm and Redwood Falls. I'll add some info for each of those towns tomorrow if I can find the time. I hate red links.Spottacus 03:05, 31 March 2007 (EDT)
Sounds like Frost is a small place - WP says "population was 251 at the 2000 census". ~ 05:40, 31 March 2007 (EDT)

Formatters 'R us[edit]

Thanks for the kind words. It's great that we can all bring our strengths together like this. Call on me anytime. OldPine 09:13, 14 July 2007 (EDT)