Data gives donors a reason to invest
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...