WATCH: Minnesota’s Most “Hipster” City is…Stillwater?
Luxury travel and lifestyle magazine Conde Nast Traveler asked 50 people from around the country to name their state's most hipster city.
In the video below, some were easy picks ("There's nothing more hipster than Portland, Oregon where the youth like to be homeless and food trucks run rampant") while others not so much ("There's not a lot of hipsters in Arkansas. Maybe somewhere in the mountains, like Ozark Mountains. It's not really my scene.").
One might guess Minnesota's most hipster city would be an even toss-up between Minneapolis and St. Paul. Duluth or even Moorhead might have been reasonable picks. But Minnesota's representative -- a tall, attractive, pasty-white redhead of undeniably Scandenavian heritage sporting a "Minnesota -- Land of 10,000 Lakes" t-shirt -- surprised us all with her answer.
"Maybe Stillwater, where I'm from," she drawled, "could be a little hipster." The brevity of her answer not only displayed her own uncertainty but affirmed that she really knows nothing about the hipster culture at all.
Still, maybe her pick of Stillwater was fair if not slightly biased. Even other Minnesotans in the video's comment section couldn't agree on Minnesota's most hipster city.
"'Maybe stillwater' nah stillwater is for the yuppies," said one. "Minneapolis MN is the hipster city."
"Stillwater is literally just a white suburb," commented another. Mpls or Duluth man."
"To the girl [from] Minnesota," commented a third, "St. Paul is literally the most hipster thing ever, st. Anthony park to be specific, but it is sooo hipster."
The most hipster cities in Minnesota's neighboring states were:
Fargo, ND -- "If you're from rural North Dakota, Fargo is almost not a part of North Dakota. That's Minnesota. They don't like to claim it."
Madison, WI -- "I would say the most hipster city of Wisconsin is Madison because of its long history of progressive politics, facial hair and overalls."
Brookings, SD -- (No comment)
Ames, IA -- (No comment)
Watch the full video for yourself above and see which cities are named the most hipster in all 50 states!