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Old 01-24-2014, 07:31 PM
 
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Minnesota is second-best state, magazine analysis says - TwinCities.com

Although I think most of us would agree we are really #1
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Gladstone, MO
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I don't know where I would rank Minnesota.

I never understood the point of these lists. Porbably for site traffic and comments, publicity, etc.
Theres a lot of good things to say about Minnesota objectively, such as education. Sure, there are some ways to measure the "best state" such as crime, taxes, education, but a large part is opinion and personal preference.

The winters here blow. No questions asked. (Did they take weather into consideration?)

I'm a city person. I love love LOVE the Twin Cities. But to me personally, the Twin Cities are basically the only part of the state I care about. The rest of the state to me is irrelevant (my dad would most likely be the opposite of me. He hates cities and the Twin Cities are probably his least favorite part of the whole state) I only have a handful of relatives that live in the cities, and the rest live way out in small towns all over the state. As a child, I loathed going to my grandma's for the weekend who lived in a town of about 300 people 20 minutes south of Redwood Falls.

I only like a small part of the state (The Twin Cities), but that small part that I do like, I happen to REALLY like it, infact I LOVE it.

Same thing with Illinois. I been to Chicago a couple of times. Loved it. Would move there in a heartbeat if I had the opportunity. But the entire rest of Illinois, no thanks.

Like I said, it's mostly opinion and personal preference. In the top 10 I see Iowa, Wyoming, Utah, and the top 20 I see Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Idaho. All states I have absolutely no desire for.

And I see states like Tennessee, Kentucky, Texas ranked low. States I love!

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Old 01-25-2014, 10:59 AM
 
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So--the entire state of Texas you love???


Weather is weather everywhere...110+ for weeks on end in Texas isn't fun either....

I like this survey--it touches on important factors like an educated population, salary, housing costs, overall quality of life, etc. The northern climates all scored well, the southern states, not so much...
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Old 01-25-2014, 02:18 PM
 
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Although I love living in Minnesota, I kind of wish we could keep this information secret.
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:57 PM
 
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Interesting how eight of the top ten are blue states. The two red states in the top ten (WY and UT) are sparsely populated and out west. The bottom ten, with the exception of DC, are red states.
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:08 PM
 
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It's always fun to see Minnesota at or near lists like these, even if they are nothing more than clickbait.
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Couldn't help myself, had to read the whole article :-) spent the first 40 years of my life in Minnesota and was certainly brought up to think highly of the state and its emphasis on education. The people there have a lot on the ball.
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:45 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Hoping to move up 43 spots and move from South Carolina back to Minnesota...sigh
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Old 01-28-2014, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Limbo
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Hoping to move up 43 spots and move from South Carolina back to Minnesota...sigh
Ha, I have you beat by 3 states! I only have to move up 40!
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:53 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Lmao...neighbor
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