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Minneapolis-St.Paul ranked second cleanest city in America

What's Salt Lake City got that we don't in the Twin Cities? Less trash, evidently.

Travel and Leisure magazine's readers named us the second cleanest city in the country, right behind the city that gave us Donny and Marie. And let's face it, you can't get much cleaner than an Osmond. (Prince? Don't even go there.)

So thanks, T&L readers. That's some tough competition.

Still, a little grittiness might be OK, no? Check out the city in last place, the city with which we share proximity to the mighty Mississippi, and damned little else: New Orleans. Trade-offs for being America's trashiest city: Mardi Gras, gumbo and a football team that can actually win a Super Bowl.

Then again, there's that whole pesky hurricane issue. So maybe we're better off upriver.

Here's T&L's Top 5 cleanest American cities.

1. Salt Lake City, UT
2. Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
3. Portland, OR
4. Denver, CO
5. Charleston, SC

And here are the filthiest:

1. New Orleans, LA
2. Philadelphia, PA
3. Los Angeles, CA
4. Memphis, TN
5. New York City, NY

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