GOOD PLACE TO LIVE North Dakota leads the nation in well-being, according to a survey taken of 178,000 Americans nationwide by Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. North Dakota led the nation with a score of 70.4 out of a possible 100; South Dakota finished second with a score of 70. Hawaii had held the top spot for the past four years. North Dakota had been among the top 10 states from 2009 to 2011, but fell out of the top 10 in 2012. Kentucky and West Virginia had the two lowest scores for the fifth year in a row, according to the survey. Despite our state's ongoing challenges associated with the boom in the oil industry, we're glad North Dakota continues to rank high in the well-being survey. It's still a great place to live, work and raise a family.