Twin Citians sorta suck at driving, report says

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Allstate's 10th annual "Best Drivers Report" indicates folks in Minneapolis and St. Paul are mediocre at best when it comes to avoiding accidents.

Out of the 200 cities included in the study, which is based on crash data, Minneapolis ranks 90th. St. Paul, meanwhile, ranks 103rd.

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Minnesota State Fair: Top 10 places to poop

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All photos by Jake Nyberg
Because you never know when nature will call, especially when you've eaten a corn dog, carmel apple, corn, cheese curds, falafel, Snickers on a stick...
The world doesn't need another recap of the newest, weirdest, on-a-stickiest foods at the Minnesota State Fair. At least not from this omnivore. When it comes to fair grub, it's fun to experiment -- to try things for yourself -- to share as many items as you can with as many people as possible. That's the secret to gastronomic success. It's about volume. Trial and error. It isn't rocket science and it sure as hell isn't a fancy tasting dinner with white linens. The fair is a gathering of people, animals, smells and tastes. It gets messy and the mess is part of the adventure.

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Mpls, St. Paul two of best four cities for quality of life, study says

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You're looking at two of America's top four quality of life cities, at least according to NerdWallet.
NerdWallet ranks Minneapolis and St. Paul as the third and fourth best cities in America, respectively, in terms of quality of life.

The cities ahead of us? Madison and Lincoln. Talk about a Midwestern bias!

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Duluth and Minneapolis voted two of the three greatest places to live

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Outside Magazine praises Duluth for its 6,834 acres of city parkland, 178 miles of wooded trails, and 16 designated trout streams.
In Outside's new list of "The 16 Greatest Places to Live in America," the magazine's readers conclude there is no place greater than Duluth, Minnesota.

We're not sure we'd take Duluth over say, San Francisco, but then again, we're probably not quite as outdoorsy as Outside readers, who also voted Minneapolis as the third best place to live. (Number two honors go to Provo, Utah -- now we get what Tom Torkildson was talking about.)

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Minneapolis one of the most beard-friendly cities, study says

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Yours truly (center) with a couple of friends, basking in the beard-loving environs of Minneapolis.
Minneapolis is one of the most inviting cities in the county for beardos, according to a study put together by the Wahl Clipper Corporation.

The study, put together in partnership with the Opinion Research Corporation, relied on an "in-depth analysis of the online universe over the past two years for beard and mustache positivity. Conversations and searches surrounding facial hair were measured, and cities were ranked based on overall interest and positive sentiment."

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Mpls one of America's most liberal cities, and St. Paul not too far behind, study says

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If looking west in this photo correlated with liberalness, then what you see here would be a visual depiction of where Minnesota's two largest cities rank on the lefty scale.
A study put together by political scientists Chris Tausanovitch from UCAL and Christopher Warshaw from MIT aggregated public opinion polls to determine which large American cities are the most liberal and which are the most conservative.

Their research indicates Minneapolis is one of the pinkest cities in the country. That probably shouldn't come as a surprise. But would you believe St. Paul is also pretty far to the left on the spectrum?

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Twin Cities among least stressed metros, CNN study says

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Minnehaha Falls: Who could possibly be stressed in this lovely corner of Minneapolis?
Earlier this month, we told you about a Movoto Real Estate study that ranked Minnesota among the least stressed states. So it probably shouldn't come as a surprise to learn that a new CNNMoney study puts Minneapolis among the least stressed cities.

For the study, which looked at the 55 Americans metros with populations of one million or more, CNNMoney "spoke with experts, including the American Psychological Association, to come up with 15 of the biggest indicators of stress in urban areas," an explanation of the methodology says.

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Do Dayton, DFL deserve credit for MN's high rank in CNBC's Top States For Business?

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Somewhere, Tim Pawlenty shakes his head...
The Dayton administration is crowing after Minnesota clocked in with a sixth-place finish in CNBC's Top States For Business 2014 list.

Matt Swenson, Dayton's press secretary, drew reporters' attention to the study yesterday, writing in an email, "Members of the Press - I wanted to make sure you saw this news release issued by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) this afternoon. CNBC just named Minnesota the 6th-best place to do business in the United States."

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Minneapolis one of the best cities for singles, study says

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Gives "spooning" a whole different meaning, doesn't it?
As a guy who has been around the dating block a couple-thirteen-fourteen times, let me tell you -- Minneapolis is a pretty good place to be single, at least until you've gone on dates with half of Uptown and have to keep your head on a swivel while out in public as a result.

But don't take my word for it. Listen to the folks at Rent.com, who rank Minneapolis as the seventh best city in the whole country for folks who are single and wanting to mingle.

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Minnesota among safest states, study says

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Relatively wreck-free roads helped propel Minnesota to the top of the list.
Minnesota is behind only Massachusetts and New Hampshire on WalletHub's list of the safest states to live in.

The study accounts for workplace safety, emergency preparedness, home and community stability, traffic safety, and financial security, with Minnesota ranking in the top 10 in all but one of those categories.

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