Twin Cities ranked among the 'happiest' places in U.S.

Rankings were based on unemployment rates and antidepressant usage. The saddest city in America? St. Petersburg, Fla.
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Rankings were based on unemployment rates and antidepressant usage. The saddest city in America? St. Petersburg, Fla.

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