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Minnesota is One of the Happiest States in the Country

September 10, 2019

This news couldn't have come at a better time. 

After being named one of the least sexiest states in the country by Big 7 Travel, Wallethub helps us come through with a victory after naming us one of the "Happiest States in America."

The rankings were based on an analysis of 30 different metrics, but focused on three main categories: emotional and physical well-being (including career and social satisfaction, depression rates, and life expectancy); work environment, (including commute times and length of the average work day); and community and environment, (including crime, safety, weather, and divorce rates).

Just hearing this news should make us all happy; Minnesota is a pretty special place. If you disagree, try moving away for a while. When I was living in Illinois for my last radio job, the only time I was genuinely happy was when I would make the four and a half hour drive home. As soon as I saw the bridge that crossed the St. Croix from Wisconsin into Minnesota, I would put the pedal to the floor; honk my horn the entire way across the bridge and my entire demeanor would change the second I saw the "Minnesota Welcomes " sign. 

The people (despite being passive aggressive), being surrouned by water, and just the overall vibe of the Twin Cities and beyond is enough to turn a frown upside down. 

Here are the Top 10 Happiest States:

  1. Hawaii
  2. Utah
  3. Minnesota
  4. California
  5. New Jersey
  6. Idaho
  7. Massachusetts
  8. Maryland
  9. Nebraska
  10. Connecticut