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Public health nurse Sue Anderson checks the development of 2-year-old Jaenna Wolff by using a book of animal photos and asking what sounds each one makes during a visit to her home April 21, 2006, in Fargo, N.D., as her mother Jennifer North watches. The visit is part of the Nurse-Family Partnership program. Dave Wallis /Forum Communications Co.

County considers participating in program to help first-time moms


WILLMAR -- With the goal of helping vulnerable first-time mothers raise healthy children and improve their own lives, the Kandiyohi County Commissioners took a first step this week to join the Nurse-Family Partnership.

The community health program -- which operates in communities nationwide -- pairs a registered nurse with a woman who is pregnant with her first child and living in poverty.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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