Are you proud to be a Minnesotan? According to an annual “Best States” survey by U.S. News & World Report, the Land of 10,000 Lakes came in at No. 3.
The survey ranks states based on 70 metrics, including education, health care, the economy, public safety, roads and the fiscal health of the state’s government, as well as “the opportunity it affords its residents,” the report said.
Washington ranked No. 1, followed by New Hampshire, Minnesota, Utah and Vermont.
At the bottom of the list were Mississippi (48th), Alabama (49th) and Louisiana (50th).