County Health Rankings

News Archive (2010-present)

2013 News Coverage by County

Statewide Coverage
  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)
Becker
  Unprocessed: Dreams of Wild Health rekindles the connection to food and culture, promotes a new generation of healthy eaters (Indian Country Today Media Network)
Beltrami
  Unprocessed: Dreams of Wild Health rekindles the connection to food and culture, promotes a new generation of healthy eaters (Indian Country Today Media Network)
Benton
  Sherburne, Benton counties slip in health ranking (St. Cloud Times)
Brown
  Report show [sic] how Brown County ranks in heatlh factors (Sleepy Eye News)
Carlton
  Unprocessed: Dreams of Wild Health rekindles the connection to food and culture, promotes a new generation of healthy eaters (Indian Country Today Media Network)
Carver
  Carver County is No. 1 in health (Chaska Herald)
Cass
  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)
Clearwater
  Unprocessed: Dreams of Wild Health rekindles the connection to food and culture, promotes a new generation of healthy eaters (Indian Country Today Media Network)
Cook
  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)
Douglas
  Are 26 Minnesota counties healthier than us? (Alexandria Echo Press)
Grant
  Are 26 Minnesota counties healthier than us? (Alexandria Echo Press)
Itasca
  Unprocessed: Dreams of Wild Health rekindles the connection to food and culture, promotes a new generation of healthy eaters (Indian Country Today Media Network)
Koochiching
  Unprocessed: Dreams of Wild Health rekindles the connection to food and culture, promotes a new generation of healthy eaters (Indian Country Today Media Network)
Lake
  Health survey gives Lake Co. a mixed diagnosis (Lake County News-Chronicle)
Lake of the Woods
  Unprocessed: Dreams of Wild Health rekindles the connection to food and culture, promotes a new generation of healthy eaters (Indian Country Today Media Network)
Le Sueur
  Le Sueur, Nicollet counties among state's healthiest (Le Center Leader)
Mahnomen
  Unprocessed: Dreams of Wild Health rekindles the connection to food and culture, promotes a new generation of healthy eaters (Indian Country Today Media Network)
Mille Lacs
  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)
Mower
  Mower ranks 46th in state for health again (Austin Daily Herald)
Olmsted
  Olsmted County health ranking rises (Rochester Post-Bulletin)
Nicollet
  County health (KEYC)
  Le Sueur, Nicollet counties among state's healthiest (Le Center Leader)
Polk
  Health research foundation gives Grand Forks region a mixed report (Grand Forks Herald)
Pope
  Are 26 Minnesota counties healthier than us? (Alexandria Echo Press)
Rice
  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)
Sherburne
  Sherburne, Benton counties slip in health ranking (St. Cloud Times)
  Sherburne health ranked 41st (Star News)
St. Louis
  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)
Stearns
  Sherburne, Benton counties slip in health ranking (St. Cloud Times)
Steele
  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)
Stevens
  Are 26 Minnesota counties healthier than us? (Alexandria Echo Press)
Traverse
  Are 26 Minnesota counties healthier than us? (Alexandria Echo Press)
Waseca
  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)

2012 News Coverage by County

Statewide Coverage
  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)
Aitkin
  2012 report ranking county health recently released (McGregor Voyageur Press)
Beltrami
  Beltrami, Cass rank low in state's health (Bemidji Pioneer)
  Editorial: Better Health (Bemidji Pioneer)
Big Stone
  Yellow Medicine County on track financially (Marshall Independent)
Blue Earth
  Most area counties rank high in health outcome study (Mankato Free Press)
Brown
  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
  Report shows link between health and wealth, St. Louis County officials say (Duluth News Tribune)
Carver
  New health report ranks county No. 2 in state (Chanhassen Villager)
Cass
  Beltrami, Cass rank low in state's health (Bemidji Pioneer)
  Editorial: Better Health (Bemidji Pioneer)
Chippewa
  Yellow Medicine County on track financially (Marshall Independent)
Chisago
  County health rank remaining steady, in middle (Chisago County Press)
Cook
  Report shows link between health and wealth, St. Louis County officials say (Duluth News Tribune)
Douglas
  Douglas County tops the charts after health study (KSAX)
  Report shows link between health and wealth, St. Louis County officials say (Duluth News Tribune)
Freeborn
  County ranks 66th for health (Albert Lea Tribune)
  Steele County healthiest in Minnesota (KAAL-TV)
Goodhue
  Goodhue County's health ranking leaves room for improvement (Red Wing Republican Eagle)
Lac qui Parle
  Yellow Medicine County on track financially (Marshall Independent)
Lake
  Report shows link between health and wealth, St. Louis County officials say (Duluth News Tribune)
Mower
  Mower drops in state's annual health rankings (Austin Daily Herald)
Olmsted
  Olmsted County health ranking declines (Rochester Post-Bulletin)
  Olmsted County slips in health rankings (FOX 47 Rochester)
Rice
  Study: Rice County's health ranking worsens (Northfield Patch)
Sherburne
  Health rankings reported (Star News)
St. Louis
  Report shows link between health and wealth, St. Louis County officials say (Duluth News Tribune)
Steele
  Steele County healthiest in Minnesota (KAAL-TV)
Swift
  Yellow Medicine County on track financially (Marshall Independent)
Washington
  Washington County ranks 7th healthiest in Minnseota, study says (Oakdale Patch)
Watonwan
  Most area counties rank high in health outcome study (Mankato Free Press)
Wilkin
  2012 County Health Rankings released (Wahpeton Daily News)
Yellow Medicine
  Yellow Medicine County on track financially (Marshall Independent)

2011 News Coverage

Statewide Coverage
  Getting past the health numbers. Here's help. (MPR: Ground Level Blog)
Rice
  Rice County's health behaviors improving (Faribault Daily News)