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It’s Official: Minnesota Is The Best State To Live In

Minnesota has been ranked as the best state to live in (tied with New Hampshire) by Politico Magazine. That's up one spot from last year, and is based on things like income, unemployment, poverty, housing, education, health, and crime. Mississippi has found the bottom of another list.

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No, Jason Aldean Isn’t Married Yet … But Soon

Jason Aldean has always been the subject of much chatter, and lately, the buzz has been all about his impending wedding to fiancee Brittany Kerr. Despite rumors, the two lovebirds have not said "I do" yet, but it seems they will very soon!

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Minneapolis Ranked #2 ‘Healthiest City’ in America

 

BetterDoctor.com just released new findings that ranks Minneapolis the second 'Healthiest city in America.' I'm sure by 'Minneapolis' they mean 'Minnesota.' I make that inference based on the criteria they used to rank the cities.

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Minnesota’s Food & Drink Scene Ranked 23rd In Nation

In an article at Thrillist.com, Minnesota's food & drink scene was ranked 23rd among the fifty states -- fueled mainly by our craft beer explosion and the Juicy Lucy. California, Texas, and New York took the top three spots -- followed by Louisiana (4) and Illinois (5).

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Minnesota #40 On ‘Most Promiscuous’ States List

Minnesota has come in at #40 on the list of most promiscuous states. Mississippi is on top, one ahead of lonely Alaska. New Hampshire came in last. Perhaps it's because it's they wear fewer clothes than we do down south, but rounding out the top-5 are Alabama, Louisiana, and South Carolina.

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Weather Looking Pretty Good For Holiday Travel In Minnesota

Mother Nature looks to be delivering favorable weather for hitting the roads through the weekend for Christmas travel across Minnesota. There is a chance of light snow Christmas night and Friday, but the weekend may even deliver a rare dose of December sunshine.

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Adrian Peterson’s Appeal Denied

The arbitrator appointed by the NFL to hear Adrian Peterson's appeal to his suspension for violating the league's player conduct policy has upheld the NFL's ruling, sidelining Peterson until at least April 2015.

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What I Want For Christmas? All Of Us To Stop Drinking & Driving

I had the opportunity to chat with Sergeant Jesse Grabow of the Minnesota Highway Patrol yesterday, and he said there were more than 500 DWI arrests in Minnesota over the Thanksgiving weekend. WHAT? 500+? Not to get all preachy, but what the hell is wrong with us?

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Iconic Minneapolis Grain Belt Sign Coming Back To Life

Not to be overly dramatic, but part of my Minnesota soul is coming back to life. The iconic Grain Belt Beer sign on the bank of the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis has been purchased by the Schell's Brewing Company, and may soon be lighting up the skyline (just as I remember it from my childhood).

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Give To The Max Day Is November 13

Last year, over $17 million was raised for Minnesota organizations in just 24 hours. Almost 12 thousand of that went to my non-profit of choice, the Tri-County Humane Society!

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Minnesota Ranks Second Among States With ‘Best Quality Of Life’

According to a study published by 24/7 Wall Street, Minnesota has the second best quality of life when compared to other states. New Hampshire took the top spot. Iowa, North Dakota, and Wisconsin also finished in the top-ten. The study used nine factors to determine the ranking.

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Is Minnesota Among The Happiest (Or Unhappiest) States In America?

If you live in this state, you have plenty of reason to smile.

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