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Wednesday, August 31, 2005


Minnesota bucks the trend toward poverty

Minnesota tops the nation for the standard of living it provides its people, according to the report on poverty, medical insurance, and household income released yesterday.

Minnesota was the only state to rank first, or in a statistical tie for first, in all three key measures released Tuesday. It had the lowest percentage of poor people, the highest average household income and the lowest rate of residents without health insurance.

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