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Southeastern Minnesota's Steele County named state's healthiest

Northern counties such as Cass, Beltrami, and Mahnomen placed near the bottom of the rankings by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin. They looked not only at sick days and premature deaths, but also at health factors such as education and income.
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Northern counties such as Cass, Beltrami, and Mahnomen placed near the bottom of the rankings by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin. They looked not only at sick days and premature deaths, but also at health factors such as education and income.

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