(St. Paul MN-) The Twin Cities do not fare well in a recent study of the nation's best-run cities. With local governments helping their cities transition out of the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best- & Worst-Run Cities in America.

To determine the effectiveness of local leadership, WalletHub compared 150 of the largest U.S. cities based on their operating efficiency. For each city, WalletHub constructed a “Quality of City Services” score – comprising 38 key performance indicators grouped into six service categories – that was then measured against the city’s total per-capita budget.

1. Nampa ID

2. Boise ID

3. Ft. Wayne Indiana

4. Nashua NH

5. Lexington-Fayette KY

95. St. Paul

117. Minneapolis

150. Washington D.C.