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Iowa and Minnesota ranked two 'best states in the U.S.'


We need to get back to basics so that we can all be comfortable and safe in our homes. It's time for them to stop playing politics and start thinking about people in general," Lewis says. Minnesota, on the other hand, is ranked #2 on the list. While the ...


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U.SNews & World Report released Tuesday states infrastructure, health care and education helped lead Iowa to the top, while Minnesota is ranked higher on quality of life and opportunity Posted: Feb27, 2018 8:09 PM Updated: Feb27, 2018 8:13 PM Posted By: Alex Jirgens Iowa Best State Report Iowa ranked as #1 state in the US MASON CITY, Iowa - There's more than just corn, wind farms and the first Presidential caucuses in the country According to a study released by U.SNews and World Report on Tuesday, Iowa is ranked #1 as the best state in the United States What helped push the state to the top spot was its efforts regarding infrastructure, which includes ultra-fast internet access (which Iowa leads the country in), along with health care (No3), opportunity (No4), education (No5) and quality of life (No9) Mason City resident Les Weitzel agrees that the Hawkeye State is the best state, but believes the ranking for quality of life is a bit low "I've lived here all of my life, and I really like itI think they're higher than 9th, but if that's what they say, I agree with it," Weitzel says Marie Lewis, who is visiting the state on business from Wisconsin, sees why Iowa is ranked #1 "The people here are really niceThe area looks really clean, which I like, and there's a lot to see and do," Lewis says However, Iowa is somewhat middle of the pack in terms of their economy, where the state is ranked #17, as well as fiscal stability (No21), which Wietzel and Lewis agree that more should be done to improve these statuses "I think that we should get more small businesses hereThat would be great," Wietzel says Lewis thinks this should be taken a step further "They need to start thinking about people instead of corporations that want to run the showWe need to get back to basics so that we can all be comfortable and safe in our homesIt's time for them to stop playing politics and start thinking about people in general," Lewis says Minnesota, on the other hand, is ranked #2 on the list While the North Star State is ranked higher than Iowa for quality of life and opportunity, Minnesota's rankings were lower for education and economy Louisiana is ranked #50 overall on the list

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