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Oct 08, 2018 - Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

Jens Werner has long suspected people in her St. Paul neighborhood didn't live as long as people elsewhere in Minnesota.

Now, she has new data, compiled by a national foundation and detailed all the way down to census tracts, to back up her hunch. A pocket of her Summit-University neighborhood has the lowest life expectancy in the state - just less than 65 years.

"People have been saying it for a long time," said Werner, executive director of the nonprofit neighborhood planning counc...