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County makes gains in health rankings


Goodhue County rose 28 places last year to rank 40th in Minnesota for healthy behaviors, but it continues to lag in some areas, according to a new report.

Despite improving behaviors in Goodhue County — which ranked 81 out of 87 Minnesota counties in 2010 — smoking, obesity and excessive drinking remain above the state average, Goodhue County Health and Human Services Department says.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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