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Grand Marais named Best Small Town in Minnesota

Dec 27, 2018 06:51AM ● By Editor
Photo of Grand Marais, Minnesota from the Insider article.  Photo:  Tony Webster/ Flickr

From Boreal Community Media - December 27, 2018

The website "this is" named the best Small Town in each of the 50 U.S. states - Grand Marais is tops in Minnesota.  Under an article entitled "Here's the best small town in every state", Insider sets up the premise for the ranking.

"While cities are known for being culture hubs and centers of entertainment, small towns have just as much to offer. 

All across America, small towns are becoming art havens, fine dining meccas, and top travel destinations. Researchers even found that people living in small towns are happier than those who live in more urban environments. 

INSIDER went state-by-state to find small towns with a plethora of activities for both locals and visitors. While some of the towns and villages are bustling tourist destinations, others are quiet suburban communities that are home to only a select few. 

From the East Coast to the West Coast, these are the best small towns in the US (all populations according to the US Census Bureau)."

And here's the text highlighting Grand Marais.

"Grand Marais, MN      Population: 1,359 

Minnesota's small town Grand Marais is on the shores of Lake Superior and has some of the best art galleries, eateries, and hiking trails in the state. Residents of this small harbor village indulge in arts and culture at the old art colony and North House Folk School. With everything Grand Marais has to offer, it's no surprise that USA Today named it the Best Midwestern Small Town."

To read the original article and see what small town they ranked best in every state, follow this link to the Insider website.