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Cedar Falls, Mason City, Spencer and Waterloo were already named Blue Zones demonstration sites in May.
Ottumwa and Oskaloosa joined 10 other communities as finalists to move forward in the selection process. They include Altoona, Burlington, Cedar Rapids, Clinton, Davenport, Dubuque, Iowa City, Marion, Muscatine and Sioux City.
These communities submitted applications in August in the second and final selection round for communities of this size.
In January, the final six communities with populations above 10,000 will be named Blue Zones demonstration sites, for a total of 10 demonstration sites in communities of this size.
For more information, go to www.bluezonesproject.com.