Study: Want a long, healthy life? Where you live makes a differenceAnnual assessment shows Grand Forks, Polk counties improve in health rankings
Grand Forks County continues to score high among North Dakota counties in an annual assessment of the nation’s health, while Polk County improved its ranking among Minnesota counties but still falls in the lower half. Grand Forks County ranked third among 46 counties for which data were available, up from fourth in 2011. The county scored better than the state overall in rates for premature death, adult smoking and people reporting they were in poor or fair health.
By: Chuck Haga, Grand Forks Herald