1973: The year Minnesota became above average (and stayed there)

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Aug. 13, 1973, issue of TIME featured Minnesota Gov. Wendell Anderson in a now famous pose. 

The cover story, “Minnesota: A State that Works,” noted, “if the American good life has anywhere survived in some intelligent equilibrium, it may be in Minnesota.”

What few at the time realized was that 1973 was the year Minnesota became above average … and it has stayed there ever since.

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