Safe Routes to School program in Minnesota ranked 3rd overall in nation

By |2018-06-25T14:39:53-05:00June 25th, 2018|

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership has ranked Minnesota's Safe Routes to School program the third best in the nation. According to the “Making Strides: 2018 State Report Cards on Support for Walking, Bicycling and Active Kids and Communities", 12.3-percent of K-8 students in Minnesota either walk or bike to school. The State scored 147 out of 200 points on the report card. Officials credit the ranking to the implementation of Complete Streets policies, establishing goals of lower walking and biking fatalities and an active statewide transportation plan. Over 300 schools in Minnesota have Safe Routes to School plans and [...]

Study: Minnesota ranked highly for life expectancy

By |2018-04-12T15:17:10-05:00April 12th, 2018|

A new study says Minnesota residents have the fourth longest life expectancy in the country, with an average life span of almost 81 years. The Star Tribune reports that the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation published the study this week. The research ranks Minnesota behind Hawaii, California and Connecticut. Minnesota men had an average life expectancy of almost 79 years, while women had nearly 83 years. Healthy life expectancy is defined as years of life spent in full health. Minnesota's healthy life expectancy is about 70 years, the highest in the nation. The study takes into consideration [...]

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