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Minnesota Tops the Charts (as per usual)!

July 28, 2010

I’m not sure if anyone else has google news alerts set up for Minneapolis-related stories, but here are a couple of links to articles that further prove how awesome Minnesota is (at least compared to most of the rest of this ridiculous country).

Forbes thinks you should have babies in Minneapolis!

“So how did New York, last year’s No. 1 city for working mothers, get displaced by unassuming Minneapolis? This year we placed greater emphasis on women’s earnings, which we think play a major role in the best cities for women to work and raise children.

And at only 216 crimes per 100,000 residents annually, Minneapolis has the lowest violent crime rate, which means there are fewer murders, rapes, robberies and assaults than any other major U.S. city, as well as the second-lowest unemployment rate at 6.4%.”

And a children’s advocacy foundation says they will be healthy!

“Minnesota isn’t doing very well compared to itself” a decade earlier, said Kara Arzamendia, research director for the Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota, which produced the local data for the national report. “We’re not doing better by kids.”

The state showed improvements since 2000 in its rates of infant mortality, child deaths, teen deaths, teen pregnancies and school dropouts. But Arzamendia said that increasing poverty threatens to pull those statistics in the wrong direction. Low family income can lead to unhealthy behaviors, deteriorating living conditions and an increase in crime, she said.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Kate permalink
    July 28, 2010 10:18 pm

    if you want MN to be even more of a winner, vote for MIA! Minneapolis Institute of Art has been tweeting (@artsmia) requesting votes in the Modern Art Notes poll for America’s Favorite Art Museum — MIA has made it through a few rounds, but this time they’re up against Art Institute of Chicago. Go vote!

  2. jayackley permalink*
    July 29, 2010 3:19 pm

    Thanks Kate!

    Just voted! I really love the MIA!

    Make sure you’re following @minneapplenyc as well! Hope to see you at the Happy Hour


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