Best States - ND & MN

Best States - ND & MN Click to Enlarge

Minnesota has been recognized as the third best state in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The Best States rankings evaluate all 50 states across a range of criteria, including education, health care, infrastructure and the economy. Minnesota did particularly well in the categories of natural environment (#3) and opportunity (#3).

North Dakota was ranked 15th in the study. The state scored well infrastructure (#5) and opportunity (#4). North Dakota fell from fourth place in 2018 and 2017.

TOP FIVE: 2019

1. Washington

2. New Hampshire

3. Minnesota

4. Utah

5. Vermont

50. Louisiana

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