This post comes from the Fall 2011 edition of B. Magazine, and is by Grace Hertel ’11
It’s time for Minnesota to dust off its trophy case. In the past 10 years, the nation has realized what we at the Opus College of Business have known all along – that Minnesota is a great place to live, work and play.
Sure, we make hot dish and can claim the Coen brothers as kin, but recent nationwide rankings have provided a new glance into what makes Minnesota so superb. For example, did you know Minnesota has one of the fewest populations of couch potatoes? And a few months ago, the Twin Cities gained the title of “Most Hipster State.” While I agree we’ve got plenty of hip go-getters out and about at any given time (have you been to Minneapolis’ Uptown recently?), there are several notable rankings that highlight the true spirit and culture of Minnesota. (more…)