24/7 Wall Street issued their list of the 20 Drunkest Cities in the U.S., and a Minnesota city landed in the middle. Mankato came in at No. 10. The group analyzed self-reported data from County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, a joint program with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Excessive drinking, concentration of bars and alcohol-related driving deaths all were contributing factors in determining America’s drunkest cities

Twelve of the top 20 cities are in Wisconsin -- Appleton, Oshkosh, Green Bay, Madison, LaCrosse, Fond du Lac, Eau Claire, Wausau, Sheboygan, Racine, Janesville and Milwaukee. Also on the list were Fargo and Grand Forks, N.D.; Ames and Iowa City, Iowa; Missoula, Mont.; Lincoln, Neb.; and Corvallis, Ore.

So I decided to see if anyone has compiled a list of drunkest cities in Minnesota. Road Snacks did a list. It's interesting that Mankato did not make their list of the top 10.

  1. Red Wing
  2. Stillwater
  3. Brainerd
  4. Virginia
  5. Detroit Lakes
  6. Alexandria
  7. Bemidji
  8. Duluth
  9. Minneapolis
  10. Cambridge

By the way, the top two driest cities on 24/7 Wall Street's list are in Utah. Not surprising given Utah has a large Mormon population. Provo-Orem and St. George Utah are the driest.