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Index Shows The Best States To Live

The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index is out that most of us live in states with the highest well-being in the nation.

Well-Being Index scores the states, and the nation, on a scale of 0 to 100. The number is derived by averaging six categories, including life evaluation, emotional health, work environment, physical health, healthy behaviors, and access to basic necessities.

Top 10 States in 2013

1. North Dakota 2. South Dakota 3. Nebraska 4. Minnesota 5. Montana 6. Vermont 7. Colorado 8. Hawaii 9. Washington 10. Iowa

Bottom 10 States

50. West Virginia 49. Kentucky 48. Mississippi 47. Alabama 46. Ohio 45. Arkansas 44. Tennessee 43. Missouri 42. Oklahoma 41. Louisiana

Recent Headlines

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SD Prison Inmate Missing

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A prison inmate from the Yankton unit has not returned.

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Yankton Initiative To Offer $10,000 For Next Big Idea

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A new group called “Onward Yankton” has been teasing what they have been calling a new initiative for the community.

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Sediment In Lake An Issue

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The amount of sediment flowing into Lewis and Clark Lake from the Niobrara River have groups struggling to find a solution.

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National Farmers Union Calls on Congress to Uphold COOL Funding

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National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson is calling on members of Congress not to attach additional clauses to appropriations bills.

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National Biodiesel Board Concerned Over Approval of Argentinian Imports

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National Biodiesel Board leaders are calling on EPA to reconsider their recent decision allowing Argentinian biodiesel imports into the United States under the Renewable Fuel Standard.