Minnesota is ranked 3rd among the “Smartest States In The United States”. But another study has figured out what are the "Dumbest Cities" in this smart state.

I love Minnesota! It is filled with great universities, schools, businesses, lots of entertainment, and fantastic outdoor quality of life opportunities.

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So how can there be some towns that are just plain dumber than other towns in the North Star State?

Well, the folks at roadsnacks.net have crunched the numbers and determined the dumbest cities in Minnesota.

They narrowed down their criteria to focus both on a city’s educational opportunities and what percentage of the population takes advantage of those opportunities.

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In short, roadsnacks.net says the criteria they used to determine the dumbest cities in Minnesota is...

  • The percentage of the city’s population with less than a high school education (Age 25+)
  • The percentage of high school dropouts (Ages 16-19)
  • Looked at the graduation rates of the entire population, not the current rates for high schoolers.
  • They only looked at cities with populations greater than 5,000 thus ranking 144 cities in Minnesota.

Guess What Are The "Top 5 Dumbest" Towns In Minnesota?

So here they are “The Top 5 Dumbest Cities In Minnesota”...

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