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FARGO — North Dakota ranks high in a national study of child well-being released today.

The state ranked sixth overall in the 25th annual Kids Count study released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.


Statistics from 16 areas tied to economics, education, health, and family and community are used to compile the rankings.

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Helmut Schmidt
Helmut Schmidt was born in Germany, but grew up in the Twin Cities area, graduating from Park High School of Cottage Grove. After serving a tour in the U.S. Army, he attended the University of St. Thomas in St Paul, Minn., graduating in 1984 with a degree in journalism. He then worked at the Albert Lea (Minn.) Tribune and served as managing editor there for three years. He joined The Forum in October 1989, working as a copy editor until 2000. Since then, he has worked as a reporter on several beats, including education, Fargo city government, business and military affairs. He is currently The Forum's K-12 education reporter.
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