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Ten small communities chosen for Blue Zones site visits

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

Ten small cities have been selected to receive site visits from the Blue Zones committee.

Algona, Audubon, Decorah, Fairfield, Harlan, Osage, Red Oak, Spirit Lake, St. Ansgar, and Woodbine were chosen to compete to become a Blue Zones demonstration site for small communities. The site visits will be during the summer of 2012.

"Wellmark supports any motivated Iowa community with the ultimate goal being to transform every Iowa community into a healthier place," said Wellmark Executive Vice President Laura Jackson in a statement about the selections.

In February, the Blue Zones team announced they would expand the project beyond the original 10 project communities.

Larger cities like Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, and Cedar Falls are still in the running for the large city category.

 

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