By Jo Napolitano - original article
Minneapolis has been designated the most fun city in the country by Cranium, a board game company in Seattle. Minneapolis, which beat out New York, 41st, and Las Vegas, 25th, was praised for shopping malls, sports teams, toy stores, restaurants, shopping areas and money spent on recreation, among other criteria. Orange County, Calif.; San Jose, Calif.; Atlanta; and Chicago completed the top five. New Orleans was 50th. The rankings were based on a survey that Cranium commissioned from Bert Sperling, who operates BestPlaces.net, a Web site that rates regions.