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13 Minnesota colleges ranked among best in the U.S.

Other Minnesota colleges and universities were recognized.

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St. Paul tops Minneapolis, both top 5 overall parks systems in US

St. Paul ranked second overall, while Minneapolis came in fifth, according to the latest rankings by the nonprofit Trust for Public Land.

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MN has 14 hospitals in Newsweek's Top 500; Mayo at No. 1

Mayo Clinic was one of 33 U.S. hospitals to make the global list.

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MN water tower in the running for Tank of the Year

It was the only water tank to receive more than 5,000 votes.

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Minnesota water towers compete to be named America's 'Tank of the Year'

Two water towers in the state are currently in the top five vote-getters.

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COVID cases growing faster in Minnesota than anywhere else in US

But there's a bit more to the story when also considering hospitalizations and deaths.

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MN is the 3rd best state to move to in the US

That's according to an analysis from a luggage delivery service.

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Chanhassen named best place to live in US; 2 other MN cities in Top 50

Money Magazine looked at more than 100 metrics to come up with its rankings.

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Where are child COVID vaccination rates highest and lowest in Minnesota?

In many counties, fewer than half of all eligible children have received even one dose.

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These are the 20 least populous cities in Minnesota

All of these incorporated cities have fewer than 50 people.

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8 MN restaurants earn Wine Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence

These eateries are described as "destinations for serious wine lovers."

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Mayo Clinic named No. 1 on 'Best Hospitals' list

It's the sixth year in a row the Rochester hospital has been named the best of the best.

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MN is one of the top states in the US for business, CNBC says

Minnesota came in at No. 7 overall for the second year in a row.

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6 Minnesota counties rank among the 100 healthiest in the US

That's according to the latest ranking from U.S. News.

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Ely named one of the 15 best small towns to visit in 2021

Ely made the annual list released by the magazine.

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St. Paul tops Minneapolis, named as second best parks system in the country

Washington D.C. was named the country's best park system in the Trust for Public Land ranking.

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Minnesota is the No. 2 best state in 2021 rankings

A report by U.S. News and World Report ranked Minnesota second only to Washington.

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Tool used to project NCAA tourney teams not as high on Gophers

Minnesota is a top-25 team in the AP poll, but not the more important NET rankings.

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How did Minnesota do on WSJ's 'Best Colleges in America' ranking?

The survey ranked hundreds of universities across the U.S.

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Gopher football ranked in preseason coaches top-25 poll

There are five Big Ten teams ranked higher than Minnesota.

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When considering different criteria, Minnesota's top hospitals ranking looks a lot different

The Lown Institute Hospitals Index considers community policies, inclusivity and value of care in addition to patient outcomes.