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County stats on impoverished kids a mixed bag


WILLMAR -- The economic well-being of children in Kandiyohi County appears to be a mixed bag.

The number of children living in poverty is higher than the state average, at 13.8 percent.

More babies are born to teenage mothers in Kandiyohi County -- 21.9 per 1,000 births, compared to 13.5 per 1,000 births statewide.

But the county has fewer low birth weight babies and fewer mothers receiving inadequate prenatal care.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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