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Are 26 Minnesota counties healthier than us?

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Douglas County scored in the upper 30th percentile in a 2013 Minnesota county health ranking. The county comes in at 27 out of 87 counties statewide.


Carver County in the metro area ranked healthiest. North-centrally located Cass County, which includes much of the Leech Lake Indian Reservation, ranked lowest. Neighboring Todd County ranked 57.

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Crystal Dey

Crystal Dey is a staff reporter for the Echo Press. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey worked for newspapers in North Dakota, Florida and Connecticut before returning to her home state to join the Echo Press in October 2011. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Staff Reporter Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.

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