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Child Care Need Summary

Greater Minnesota

Greater MN Counties Include: 

Aitkin, Becker, Beltrami, Benton, Big Stone, Blue Earth, Brown, Carlton, Cass,  

Chippewa, Chisago, Clay, Clearwater, Cook, Cottonwood, Crow Wing, Dodge, Douglas, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Grant, Houston, Hubbard,

Isanti, Itasca,  Jackson, Kanabec, Kandiyohi, Kittson, Koochiching, Lac Qui Parle, Lake Murray, Lake of the Woods, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, Mahnomen, Marshall, Martin, McLeod, Meeker, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Mower, 

Nicollet, Nobles, Norman, Olmsted, Otter Tail, Pennington, Pine, Pipestone, Polk, Pope , Red Lake, Redwood, Renville, Rice, Rock, Roseau, Sherburne , Sibley, Stearns, Steele, Stevens, St. Louis, Swift, Todd, Traverse, Wabasha,  Wadena, Waseca, Watonwan, Wilkin, Winona,  Wright, Yellow Medicine

Central Minnesota

Central Minnesota Counties Include: 

 

Benton

Cass, Chisago, Crow Wing

Isanti

Kanabec

Mille Lacs, Morrison

Pine

Stearns, Sherburne

Todd

Wadena, Wright  

Northeast Minnesota

Northeast Minnesota Counties Include: 

 

Aitkin

Carlton, Cook

Itasca

Koochiching 

Lake   

St. Louis 

Northwest Minnesota

Northwest Minnesota Counties Include: 

 

Beltrami

Clearwater

Hubbard

Kittson

Lake of the Woods

Mahnomen, Marshall

Norman

Pennington, Polk 

Red Lake 

Roseau 

Southeast Minnesota

Southeast Minnesota Counties Include: 

 

Blue Earth, Brown 

Dodge

Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn

Goodhue

Houston 

Le Sueur 

Martin, Mower  

Nicollet 

Olmsted  

Rice

Sibley, Steele 

Wabasha, Waseca, Watonwan, Winona   

Southwest Minnesota

Southwest Minnesota Counties Include:

 

Big Stone

Chippewa, Cottonwood

Jackson

Kandiyohi

Lac Qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon

McLeod, Meeker, Murray

Nobles 

Pipestone 

Redwood, Renville, Rock

Swift 

Yellow Medicine 

West Central Minnesota

West Central MN Counties Include: 

 

Becker

Clay

Douglas

Grant

Otter Tail

Pope

Stevens

Traverse

 Wilkin 

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