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Study: Jackson County healthiest in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A new report says residents in southwestern Minnesota's Jackson County are the healthiest in the state, by followed by Scott and Steele counties.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released the findings Wednesday night. Their report includes county-by-county health rankings for all 50 states.

The report ranks counties by "health factors" and "health outcomes," which includes the length and quality of life. That's where Jackson, Scott and Steele counties came out on top.

Pat Stewart is the community health services administrator for Cottonwood and Jackson Counties. She tells Minnesota Public Radio she's delighted by the findings.

The lowest rankings for health outcomes went to Lake County. For health factors, which includes health care access and quality, Beltrami County was last.


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