Minneapolis ranked 3rd best city for bringing up babies

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Welcome to heaven, babies.
To all the Minneapolitans suffering from the infectious baby fever, we have fantastic news: You're officially living in one of the most baby-friendly cities in the country.

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  • According to a list compiled by The Street, Minneapolis is the third best city in the nation for rearing children, trailing only Portland, Ore. and a giant golf course in Arizona. Translation: it's time to ignore everything we know about overpopulation and start popping out those babies by the dozen.

    The Street talked with experts at Parents and Fit Pregnancy magazines to compile the list, measuring each city by prenatal and infant health care options, safety records, child care, and home prices. Here's what they said about Minneapolis:

    It gets awfully cold in the winter, but the $175,000 average home price softens the chill a bit. It should also warm parents' hearts a bit to know their baby will have access to seven city hospitals, including two children's hospitals: Children's Hospitals and Clinics and Shriners Hospitals For Children. The Twin Cities led Fit Pregnancy's survey in access to children's hospitals and fertility clinics, which leads to Minneapolis' low infant and maternal mortality rates.

    Minneapolis also has the second-highest number of licensed home day care centers of any city in our survey.

    Now, let's just not mention to the folks at The Street that child-care deaths have actually doubled in Minnesota over the past five years.

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    SidewalkDog
    SidewalkDog

    @VisitLakeStreet Wonder where it ranks in bringing up puppies. ;)

    keny1
    keny1

    It is also the #1 city in the U.S. to get paid for shitting out Welfare babies every 9 months!

     

    No job?  No problem!  No education? No problem! No parenting skills? No problem!

     

    Just lay back, enjoy the ride, and collect an EBT card each month! Free food! Free housing! Free utilities! Free healthcare! Free transportation! Free day care! FREE! FREE! FREE! No accountability! No responsibility! Just FREE shit!  ALL courtesy of the tax payers of Minnesota!

     

    Minneapolis.  THE place to get your Welfare on!

     

    (This advertisement is brought to you by the DFL party of Minnesota. And we approve this message.)  

    purenoumena
    purenoumena

    @bjornery I sent that to all my friends w/ kids and then realized the childcare part at the end was kinda creepy. Oops.

    LettaPage
    LettaPage

    @bjornery but MN has also been chosen "the state of the future"!

    TBinSLC
    TBinSLC

    @FranchiseMPLS @citypages @dubceee21 Where does Minneapolis rank for raising cats?

    Angela Salzl
    Angela Salzl

    I am due in December and have family in a few southern states that I've considered moving to to be closer to them. But I was born and raised here and I want the same for my daughter. I love it here

    CoachDaveUTpnr
    CoachDaveUTpnr

    @TBinSLC @franchisempls @dubceee21 haha nice work travis

    Dubceee21
    Dubceee21

    @TBinSLC @FranchiseMPLS #nice

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