SARTELL - A new report lists Sartell as one of the best towns in Minnesota for young families.

The consumer advocacy website "NerdWallet" put Sartell third on their top 10 list.  Their ranking are based on five criteria: public school ratings, median home value, cost of homeownership, median income, and economic growth.

Analyst Mike Anderson says, "as a suburb of St. Cloud, Sartell has seen tremendous growth, with its population nearly tripling in the last 30 years." He says, "families enjoy the great schools, as well as abundant parks and trails."

Waconia and North Mankato were ranked the top two.