This morning, I ran across something very interesting. My mom's main concern about living in Minnesota is the cold. So she told me to be open-minded and look elsewhere so we can all come to a conclusion on where to move. So, I took the initiative to Google the best cities in AMERICA to live. And long behold, out of a list of 100 cities, the great state of Minnesota holds 5 of the best cities to live in the top 20, and 4 in the top 15 alone! ( I stopped looking at the list after seeing the top 20 so there may be more in the whole 100 list). I showed my mother and hopefully Its sinking in her that Minnesota offers more than just the cold.
Ranks on Top 100 list of best Places to live in America. (Only top 20)
1. Eden Prairie (Best City in America Apparently)
20. Apple Valley - Looks like I have more research to do.
*Edit << This was a ranking from 2010.
Rochester, MN has made its way up to Number 5 in the country. Can't really find a top 100 list though yet for this year.