These Are the Best and Worst Things About Minnesota

Everything and everyone has their flaws - including our beautiful state, Minnesota. 

24/7 Wall Street sifted through "many sets of data" to determine every state's best and worst characteristics. According to their findings, the worst thing about Minnesota is the obvious: winter is very, very cold. It has the lowest average winter temperatures in all of the United States. 

The best thing about Minnesota is something you may not even know (nor appreciate, necessarily). They say Minnesotans are most likely to live into old age - just 263 per 100,000 residents die before age 75. 

Let's do some smack talking about Wisconsin now, because it's only fair. 

The "many sets of data" reveal Wisconsin's best thing is cheese, while its worst thing is...excessive drinkers. Yes! That is absolutely terrible. According to the report, over one in four Wisconsin adults "drink to excess," a statistic highest of any state. 

Honorable Wisconsin mention: While the Packers weren't listed as the worst thing in Wisconsin, they were also not listed as the best thing. Just sayin'. 

Do you agree with any of this? I feel like all of it is pretty generic. I didn't know about the "living to old age" thing in Minnesota, but I guess I'm also not that surprised by it. I personally think the volume of lakes (as well as diversity) we have in Minnesota are the best things about our state. The worst thing? The passive-aggressive Minnesota Nice mentality that many of us have when handling conflict. 

Photo: Getty Images/Peter Janelle, EyeEm

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