America's Techiest Cities
No. 9 Minneapolis/St. Paul
The Twin Cities are home to some of the smartest locals in the AFC survey, who also ranked well for their tech know-how. Minneapolis was one of the first U.S. cities to go wireless, and has a strong history of tech start-ups: a local launched Geek Squad here in 1994 with just $200 and his bicycle. Despite the cold, non-bike-friendly winters, Minneapolis/St. Paul also ranked near the top with readers for its city parks.