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Iowa named Best State in the nation

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A U.S. News & World Report ranking of states puts Iowa at the very top of the list.

The raking is comprised of dozens of metrics, including health care, education, infrastructure, crime and more.

Iowa ranked number one in infrastructure, number three in health care, number five in education and number four in opportunity.

Our neighbor to the north, Minnesota, came in second.

Nebraska was ranked number seven, Wisconsin took 11, and neighboring Illinois came in at 35.

Mississippi and Louisiana came in at 49 and 50.

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