Minnesota takes top spot as friendliest state

Minnesota took the number one spot.

Posted: Aug 21, 2019 7:48 PM
Updated: Aug 22, 2019 6:33 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - The Land of 10,000 lakes is getting a new nickname: ”The Friendliest State."

Whether it's looking for directions or making new friends, a new study ranks Minnesota as the nicest state in the country.

The website bigseventravel.com ranked Minnesota number one.

The website ranked all 50 states based on first impressions at places like airports and train stations.

Minnesota beat states like Tennessee and Texas, which are known for their southern hospitality. Iowa was ranked 29th.

Article Comments

Mason City
33° wxIcon
Hi: 37° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 26°
Albert Lea
30° wxIcon
Hi: 37° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 23°
36° wxIcon
Hi: 40° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 30°
Charles City
34° wxIcon
Hi: 39° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 25°
32° wxIcon
Hi: 37° Lo: 23°
Feels Like: 24°
Warmer Air Inbound
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Community Events