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Study: Minneapolis, St. Paul not very well run cities

The one bright spot: They seemed to like our roads.

The one bright spot: They seemed to like our roads.

WalletHub isn't feeling much love for Minneapolis and St. Paul.

The personal finance website just released its 2016 Best-Run Cities in America rankings. Minnesota's capital city placed 36th, four rungs worse than Fort Wayne, Indiana of all places. Minneapolis fared worse at 37th.

Out of the 150 cities scrutinized, Bismarck, North Dakota took the title. It was followed by Boise, Idaho and Huntington Beach, California.

There were no surprises at the bottom of the barrel. Memphis ranked 149th. Detroit finished dead last.

In order to come up with a definition of "best-run," WalletHub calculated scores in six categories. Among them: education, health, and financial stability.

St. Paul and Minneapolis both tanked in education when quality of schools and graduation rates were gauged, ranking 142 and 131, respectively. The Hub wasn't too impressed with St. Paul's hospital system and infant mortality rate either. The city placed 122nd for health. Minneapolis represented, however, snagging the 14th slot. 

The Land of Canaan east of the Mississippi River did rebound for its financial health. When WalletHub studied every city's credit rating and long-term debt per capita, St. Paul ranked 28th.

The City of Lakes, meanwhile, must've earned demerits for its current spending spree. According to the rankings, Minneapolis' financial stewards are doing a lousy job. It placed 105th -- behind longtime dogs Akron and Toledo.  

But there is a small bit of good news. Minneapolis and St. Paul tied for second place in the "Highest Quality of Roads" division, trailing only the fine asphalt of Little Rock.

Remember this when you're caught in a traffic jam due to contruction.