(Mankato, MN) – A new study by U.S. News and World Report has named Minnesota as the 2nd best state in the nation, up from third place last year.
Minnesota earned high marks for quality of life (#2), opportunity (#3), infrastructure (#6), and health care (#7). In addition, Minnesota is the home of some of the lowest poverty rates in the country, along with the most employment equality between women and men.
Governor Dayton says “this study reaffirms what Minnesotans have always known: our state is one of the very best places in the country to live, work, and raise a family.”
The best state in the nation, according to the study, is Iowa.
Rounding out the top five were Utah, North Dakota and New Hampshire.
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