The Chamber of Commerce came out with their list of the best cities to live in the entire state of Minnesota. Quite a few Southern Minnesota cities made the list including Faribault and Owatonna!

According to the Chamber of Commerce website, here is how they came up with this list:

"We ranked a total of 2,509 qualified cities (those with populations above 25,000 and enough data for analysis) by five factors: employment (number of establishments, median earnings); housing (owner-occupied housing with a mortgage, monthly housing costs); quality of life (work commute, poverty levels); education (percentage with a bachelor’s degree or higher); and health (obesity ratios)."

If you want to see the whole list of all 33 cities you can check it out HERE. The number one city is Eden Prairie and barely making the list at 33 is Duluth. Here are the Southern Minnesota cities that made the list.

2. Rochester

9. Lakeville

13. Winona

18. Austin

19. Owatonna

21. Farmington

24. Northfield

29. Mankato

32. Faribault


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