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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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US Facing Critical Issues in the Mid-East

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South Dakota Senator John Thune says the US needs strong leadership to confront terror in the mid-east.

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Labor Day Time to Push for Higher Wages in South Dakota

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South Dakota voters can decide on a higher minimum wage in the November election.

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SD Legislative Committee Asks EB-5 Participant to Appear

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The Government Operations and Audit Committee of the South Dakota Legislature has asked Joop Bolen to appear at it's September 24th meeting.

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South Dakota Now Top Hydro-power State

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The Wall Street Journal says South Dakota now is one of the top hydro power producing states in the country.

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Support Not Equitable for Ethanol

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An Iowa Renewable Fuel official says an oil pipeline being considered for the state is eligible for many more government…