2012 Minnesota KIDS COUNT Data Book

August 28, 2012

2012 Minnesota KIDS COUNT Databook:

Children Across Minnesota

KIDS COUNT Coffees Visiting Communities Throughout Minnesota this Fall


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See Press Articles below from around Minnesota

The Children's Defense Fund-MN is visiting more communities throughout Minnesota this Fall to discuss the 2012 KIDS COUNT databook findings. The databook details research findings indicating how children in each Minnesota county are faring.

This year's databook also examines access and affordability issues for Greater Minnesota families working to meet basic needs.

Interested citizens, social service providers, educators and elected officials are invited to attend KIDS COUNT Coffees and RSVP by clicking below. Children's Defense Fund-MN held KIDS COUNT Coffee events in St. Cloud, Twin Cities Metro, Bemidji, Detroit Lakes, Mahnomen, Willmar, Rochester and Owatonna in June. More KIDS COUNT Coffees will occur in Greater Minnesota in the Fall. See below for times and locations.

KIDS COUNT is a national and state-by-state project of the Casey Foundation to track the status of children in the United States. It uses the best available data to measure the educational, social, economic, and physical well-being of children state by state.

For the Mankato KIDS COUNT Coffee on September 11th

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For the Fairmont KIDS COUNT Coffee on September 11th

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For the Moorhead KIDS COUNT Coffee on September 25th

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For the Fergus Falls KIDS COUNT Coffe on September 26th

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Come to the Brooklyn Center KIDS COUNT Coffee on October 11th, 8:00-9:00 a.m.

Willow Lane Early Childhood Center   
7020 Perry Ave. N.
Brooklyn Center, MN 55429

What Are People Are Saying About the Report?

  • Minnesota Public Radio News - More Minn. children living in poverty
  • Duluth News Tribune - Report: Children’s well-being in Minnesota's rural areas lags behind cities
  • Grand Forks Herald - Detroit Lakes Online, Study shows more Minnesota children in poverty; worst in northwest
  • Bemidji Pioneer - Study: More Minnesota children in poverty
  • St. Cloud Times - Study: 1 in 10 local youths impoverished
  • Public News Service - Access, Affordability Biggest Issues for Greater MN Kids in Poverty
  • Winona Daily News -  WQOW.com Eau Claire - News8000 LaCrosse, Report: More NE Minn. children living out of home
  • Pioneer Press - Report: More northeastern Minn. kids living out of their homes
  • Mankato KEYC-TV -  KIDS COUNT Reports Startling Stats in Part of State
  • Star Tribune -  Health beat: Fewer children, but plenty of needs
  • Echo Press, Alexandria -  New study shows health care challenges for families in Greater Minnesota
  • Bemidji Pioneer Editorial - KIDS COUNT data disturbing
  • Post Bullentin, Rochester - Our View: We can't afford to lose even one child
  • Austin Post Bulletin Editorial - Child Health Trends Distressing
  • Post Bulletin, Olmstead County-Our View: We can't afford to lose even one child
  • Owatonna People's Press - Owatonna, Steele County see increase in child poverty rate
  • Twin Cities Daily Planet - Minnesota Kids Count 2012 report focuses on children across Minnesota
  • Minnesota 2020 - Minnesotans Work Their Way into Poverty
  • Bemidji Pioneer - Report says Beltrami County kids face economic challenge
  • Austin News - Editorial: Children's health trends are disturbing
  • PostBulletin.com - Kids poverty rates highest in Fillmore, Mower counties
  • West Central Tribune, Willmar - Child poverty level nearly doubled in the past decade