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Report identifies challenges, opportunities to improve health in Kandiyohi, Renville counties

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WILLMAR — Children in Kandiyohi County or Renville County have a higher likelihood than other Minnesota children of living in poverty.

At the other end of the age spectrum, the two counties both have larger aging populations than the state average, and a shrinking number of younger people to take care of the old.

They face challenges as well in addressing common public health concerns such as obesity, teen pregnancy and motor vehicle deaths.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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