County Health Rankings

News Archive (2010-present)

Statewide Coverage

2014
How do Minnesota's cities compare when it comes to well-being? (Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews)
The most and least healthy counties in America (The Atlantic)
 
2013
How healthy is your county? (MPR: Statewide Blog)
Unprocessed: Dreams of Wild Health rekindles the connection to food and culture, promotes a new generation of healthy eaters (Indian Country Today Media Network)
 
2012
County Health Rankings compare counties in each state (KARE 11)
New rankings are county-by-county health snapshot (NPR)
New report ranks MN counties on healthy food access (MPR: Statewide Blog)
Which is the healthiest county in Minnesota? (Apple Valley-Rosemount Patch)
 
2011
Getting past the health numbers: Here's help. (MPR: Ground Level Blog)
 

Coverage by County

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Aitkin
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    2012   2012 report ranking county health recently released (McGregor Voyageur Press)
Anoka
    There is no media coverage available for this county.
Becker
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    2013   Unprocessed: Dreams of Wild Health rekindles the connection to food and culture, promotes a new generation of healthy eaters (Indian Country Today Media Network)
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Beltrami
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    2013   Unprocessed: Dreams of Wild Health rekindles the connection to food and culture, promotes a new generation of healthy eaters (Indian Country Today Media Network)
    2012   Beltrami, Cass rank low in state's health (Bemidji Pioneer)
        Editorial: Better Health (Bemidji Pioneer)
Benton
    2014   ---
    2013   Sherburne, Benton counties slip in health ranking (St. Cloud Times)
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Big Stone
    2014   New health rankings show how counties stack up (West Central Tribune)
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    2012   Yellow Medicine County on track financially (Marshall Independent)
Blue Earth
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    2012   Most area counties rank high in health outcome study (Mankato Free Press)
Brown
    2014   County health behaviors continue to see a healthy trend (Sleepy Eye News-Tribune)
    2013   Report show [sic] how Brown County ranks in heatlh factors (Sleepy Eye News-Tribune)
    2012   Brown County has healthy babies, high clinical care (New Ulm Journal)
        Report shows how Brown County ranks in health factors (Sleepy Eye Herald-Dispatch)
        Study ranks MN counties for health (KEYC-TV)
Carlton
    2014   County health rankings show room for improvement (Northland News Center)
    2013   Unprocessed: Dreams of Wild Health rekindles the connection to food and culture, promotes a new generation of healthy eaters (Indian Country Today Media Network)
    2012   Report shows link between health and wealth, St. Louis County officials say (Duluth News Tribune)
Carver
    2014   Carver County ranked No. 1 in health (Chanhassen Villager)
    2013   Carver County is No. 1 in health (Chaska Herald)
    2012   New health report ranks county No. 2 in state (Chanhassen Villager)
Cass
    2014   Cass near bottom in Minnesota county health rankings (Walker Pilot-Independent)
        Smoking rates in Fargo-Moorhead below national average; rates much higher in poorer counties (Fargo Forum News Service)
    2013   Cass County responds to county health rankings (Bemidji Pioneer)
        Unprocessed: Dreams of Wild Health rekindles the connection to food and culture, promotes a new generation of healthy eaters (Indian Country Today Media Network)
    2012   Beltrami, Cass rank low in state's health (Bemidji Pioneer)
        Editorial: Better Health (Bemidji Pioneer)
Chippewa
    2014   New health rankings show how counties stack up (West Central Tribune)
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    2012   Yellow Medicine County on track financially (Marshall Independent)
Chisago
    2014   Farmers Market takes EBT (Chisago County Press)
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    2012   County health rank remaining steady, in middle (Chisago County Press)
Clay
    2014   Smoking rates in Fargo-Moorhead below national average; rates much higher in poorer counties (Fargo Forum News Service)
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Clearwater
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    2013   Unprocessed: Dreams of Wild Health rekindles the connection to food and culture, promotes a new generation of healthy eaters (Indian Country Today Media Network)
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Cook
    2014   County health rankings show room for improvement (Northland News Center)
    2013   Cook County health ranking improves in annual checkup (Duluth News Tribune)
        Unprocessed: Dreams of Wild Health rekindles the connection to food and culture, promotes a new generation of healthy eaters (Indian Country Today Media Network)
    2012   Report shows link between health and wealth, St. Louis County officials say (Duluth News Tribune)
Cottonwood
    There is no media coverage available for this county.
Crow Wing
    2014   Crow Wing Energized to make a healthier community (PDF: Brainerd Dispatch)
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Dakota
    There is no media coverage available for this county.
Dodge
    There is no media coverage available for this county.
Douglas
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    2013   Are 26 Minnesota counties healthier than us? (Alexandria Echo Press)
    2012   Douglas County tops the charts after health study (KSAX)
        Report shows link between health and wealth, St. Louis County officials say (Duluth News Tribune)
Faribault
    There is no media coverage available for this county.
Fillmore
    There is no media coverage available for this county.
Freeborn
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    2012   County ranks 66th for health (Albert Lea Tribune)
        Steele County healthiest in Minnesota (KAAL-TV)
Goodhue
    2014   County makes gains in health rankings (PDF: Red Wing Republican Eagle)
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    2012   Goodhue County's health ranking leaves room for improvement (Red Wing Republican Eagle)
Grant
    2014   ---
    2013   Are 26 Minnesota counties healthier than us? (Alexandria Echo Press)
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Hennepin
    There is no media coverage available for this county.
Houston
    There is no media coverage available for this county.
Hubbard
    There is no media coverage available for this county.
Isanti
    There is no media coverage available for this county.
Itasca
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    2013   Unprocessed: Dreams of Wild Health rekindles the connection to food and culture, promotes a new generation of healthy eaters (Indian Country Today Media Network)
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Jackson
    There is no media coverage available for this county.
Kanabec
    There is no media coverage available for this county.
Kandiyohi
    2014   New health rankings show how counties stack up (West Central Tribune)
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Kittson
    There is no media coverage available for this county.
Koochiching
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    2013   Unprocessed: Dreams of Wild Health rekindles the connection to food and culture, promotes a new generation of healthy eaters (Indian Country Today Media Network)
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Lac qui Parle
    2014   New health rankings show how counties stack up (West Central Tribune)
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    2012   Yellow Medicine County on track financially (Marshall Independent)
Lake
    2014   County health rankings show room for improvement (Northland News Center)
    2013   Health survey gives Lake Co. a mixed diagnosis (Lake County News-Chronicle)
    2012   Report shows link between health and wealth, St. Louis County officials say (Duluth News Tribune)
Lake of the Woods
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    2013   Unprocessed: Dreams of Wild Health rekindles the connection to food and culture, promotes a new generation of healthy eaters (Indian Country Today Media Network)
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Le Sueur
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    2013   Le Sueur, Nicollet counties among state's healthiest (Le Center Leader)
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Lincoln
    There is no media coverage available for this county.
Lyon
    There is no media coverage available for this county.
McLeod
    There is no media coverage available for this county.
Mahnomen
    2014   Smoking rates in Fargo-Moorhead below national average; rates much higher in poorer counties (Fargo Forum News Service)
    2013   Unprocessed: Dreams of Wild Health rekindles the connection to food and culture, promotes a new generation of healthy eaters (Indian Country Today Media Network)
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Marshall
    There is no media coverage available for this county.
Martin
    There is no media coverage available for this county.
Meeker
    2014   New health rankings show how counties stack up (West Central Tribune)
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Mille Lacs
    2014   MLC near bottom of health rankings (Princeton Union-Eagle)
    2013   Mille Lacs County health ranking not good (Mille Lacs Messenger)
        Unprocessed: Dreams of Wild Health rekindles the connection to food and culture, promotes a new generation of healthy eaters (Indian Country Today Media Network)
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Morrison
    There is no media coverage available for this county.
Mower
    2014   Crow Wing Energized to make a healthier community (PDF: Brainerd Dispatch)
    2013   Mower ranks 46th in state for health again (Austin Daily Herald)
    2012   Mower drops in state's annual health rankings (Austin Daily Herald)
Murray
    There is no media coverage available for this county.
Nicollet
    2014   ---
    2013   County health (KEYC)
        Le Sueur, Nicollet counties among state's healthiest (Le Center Leader)
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Nobles
    There is no media coverage available for this county.
Norman
    There is no media coverage available for this county.
Olmsted
    2014   ---
    2013   Olmsted County health ranking rises (Rochester Post-Bulletin)
    2012   Olmsted County health ranking declines (Rochester Post-Bulletin)
        Olmsted County slips in health rankings (FOX 47 Rochester)
Otter Tail
    There is no media coverage available for this county.
Pennington
    There is no media coverage available for this county.
Pine
    There is no media coverage available for this county.
Pipestone
    There is no media coverage available for this county.
Polk
    2014   ---
    2013   Health research foundation gives Grand Forks region a mixed report (Grand Forks Herald)
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Pope
    2014   ---
    2013   Are 26 Minnesota counties healthier than us? (Alexandria Echo Press)
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Ramsey
    There is no media coverage available for this county.
Red Lake
    There is no media coverage available for this county.
Redwood
    There is no media coverage available for this county.
Renville
    There is no media coverage available for this county.
Rice
    2014   ---
    2013   Op-Ed: On the surface, Rice County fares well in health rankings report (Northfield News)
        Rice County in the top 25 percent of Minnesota's healthiest counties (Faribault Daily News)
    2012   Study: Rice County's health ranking worsens (Northfield Patch)
    2011   Rice County's health behaviors improving (Faribault Daily News)
Rock
    There is no media coverage available for this county.
Roseau
    There is no media coverage available for this county.
St. Louis
    2014   County health rankings show room for improvement (Northland News Center)
        An unhealthy trend? St. Louis County lags in newest health rankings (Hibbing Daily Tribune)
    2013   Cook County health ranking improves in annual checkup (Duluth News Tribune)
        County health ranked at low end (Hibbing Daily Tribune)
        Unprocessed: Dreams of Wild Health rekindles the connection to food and culture, promotes a new generation of healthy eaters (Indian Country Today Media Network)
    2012   Report shows link between health and wealth, St. Louis County officials say (Duluth News Tribune)
Scott
    There is no media coverage available for this county.
Sherburne
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    2013   Sherburne, Benton counties slip in health ranking (St. Cloud Times)
        Sherburne health ranked 41st (Star News)
    2012   Health rankings reported (Star News)
Sibley
    There is no media coverage available for this county.
Stearns
    2014   ---
    2013   Sherburne, Benton counties slip in health ranking (St. Cloud Times)
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Steele
    2014   ---
    2013   Steele County has more fast food restaurants than national average (Owatonna People's Press)
        Steele County is healthy, but could be healthier (Owatonna People's Press)
        Steele County slips to second spot in state health rankings (Owatonna People's Press)
    2012   Steele County healthiest in Minnesota (KAAL-TV)
Stevens
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    2013   Are 26 Minnesota counties healthier than us? (Alexandria Echo Press)
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Swift
    2014   New health rankings show how counties stack up (West Central Tribune)
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    2012   Yellow Medicine County on track financially (Marshall Independent)
Todd
    There is no media coverage available for this county.
Traverse
    2014   ---
    2013   Are 26 Minnesota counties healthier than us? (Alexandria Echo Press)
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Wabasha
    There is no media coverage available for this county.
Wadena
    There is no media coverage available for this county.
Waseca
    2014   ---
    2013   Counties rise in health measure (Mankato Free Press)
        Le Sueur, Nicollet counties among state's healthiest (Le Center Leader)
        Waseca County one of Minnesota's healthiest counties (Waseca County News)
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Washington
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    2012   Washington County ranks 7th healthiest in Minnseota, study says (Oakdale Patch)
Watonwan
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    2012   Most area counties rank high in health outcome study (Mankato Free Press)
Wilkin
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    2012   2012 County Health Rankings released (Wahpeton Daily News)
Winona
    There is no media coverage available for this county.
Wright
    There is no media coverage available for this county.
Yellow Medicine
    2014   New health rankings show how counties stack up (West Central Tribune)
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    2012   Yellow Medicine County on track financially (Marshall Independent)