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"Of the 15 highest-income metropolitan areas in the United States, 14 are in high-cost coastal areas. The other one, clocking in at number 12 with a median household income about 23 percent above the national average, is the Minneapolis-St Paul MSA with its low low Midwestern prices."

http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/
2012/11/06/minneapolis_research_says_you_should_move_to_the_twin_cities.html

* The secret history of one of Herman Miller's more popular recent products -- the Aeron chair.:

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/design/2012/11/aeron_chair
_history_herman_miller_s_office_staple_was_originally_designed.html

* Is the United States on the brink of export era in energy? Will American coal be the Middle Eastern oil of the next 50 years? Read on:

http://www.governing.com/topics/energy-env/gov-what-happens-when-us-becomes-energy-exporter.html

* A proposal to merge the communities of Saugatuck and Douglas clears a state hurdle:

http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2012/11/merger_of_saugatuck_and_dougla.html

* A national hunting survey shows hunting participation up, but the figures for Michigan are still going down:

http://www.mlive.com/outdoors/index.ssf/2012/11/bigger_game_national_study_tra.html#incart_river_default

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