A new study using data from the U.S. Census Bureau says Minnesota was the best state for kids during the COVID-19 pandemic.   The Save the Children study looked at hunger, lack of tools for remote learning, and the difficulties families were facing with paying their bills in 2020 to find how kids were doing overall.   While kids in Minnesota fared best in the U.S., along with those in Utah and Washington among others, the report still showed glaring inequalities in poverty, hunger, and struggles with distance learning. On average, kids of color and those in rural communities struggled far more than their white and suburban counterparts. Over 11-percent of children in the state are living in poverty.