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On The Mark: Reports provide snapshot of local economy

Northeastern Minnesota failed to match the state’s population growth rate (6.3 percent) from 2010 to 2019. The Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), using estimates from the U.S. Census, found that the seven northeastern counties’ population declined by 0.6 percent, down 1,935 residents. Cook County accounted for the fastest population growth rate at 5.5 percent, still below the statewide average. Carlton County was the other net gainer in the region, posting a growth rate of 1.4 percent, adding 485 residents. We’ll know more when the full 2020 Census results are released....

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