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Census data means Minnesota keeps Congressional seats


April 30, 2021

The U.S. Census Bureau released the first population data from Census 2020 Monday, showing that Minnesota’s population grew by 7.6 percent to 5,706,494, outpacing most Midwestern states and keeping pace with the national average.The state grew just enough to hold on to all eight of its congressional seats.

“I want to thank Minnesotans for their nation-leading civic engagement, which made us the No. 1 state in responding to the Census,” said Gov. Tim Walz. “Because of that participation, we will be fully represented in Washington and will have access to federal resources we need to i...

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