UNDATED -- The U.S. News and World Report is out with its annual ranking for "Best States" overall.  It has ranked Minnesota as the second-best state, only behind Iowa.

How the report ranked us in individual categories:
#2 -- Quality of Life
#3 -- Opportunity
#6 -- Infrastructure
#7 -- Health Care
#11 -- Crime and Corrections
#13 -- Education
#20 -- Economy
#24 -- Fiscal Stability

After Iowa and Minnesota, the states rounding out the top five are:  Utah, North Dakota, and New Hampshire.