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Published August 16, 2012, 03:50 PM

Gallop Poll Lists North Dakota a Great Place to Live

If you live in North Dakota a new Gallup poll indicates you will live in a pretty good place in the years to come.

By: Adam Ladwig, WDAZ

If you live in North Dakota a new Gallup poll indicates you will live in a pretty good place in the years to come.

The poll looked at 13 different categories to determine the list. North Dakota was one of only three states to top multiple categories.

The poll found the state has the best job creation index in the country as well has having the most people employed full-time. The poll also measured everything from access to clean water to fitness levels.

Officials here in Devils Lake agree with the poll. Forward Devils Lake director Chris Schilken says the Lake Region is expected to add at least 500 jobs in the next five years.

Schilken: "We want to create those opportunities for people who want to come back here, so that was kind of a big push to bring on some things that are starting to happen."

The poll also factored in whether the public feels their standard of living is improving or getting worse.

According to the poll, the state with the brightest future is Utah, but our neighbor to the East, Minnesota ranks second.

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