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County makes gains in health rankings

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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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