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November 21, 2019: Rochester Post Bulletin
What's needed to create an age-friendly community?

November 19, 2019: Star Tribune
In a corner of downtown Minneapolis, renters mobilize to solve grocery gap

November 8, 2019: In Forum
Farmstead Living sees rapid growth meeting needs of area seniors

November 1, 2019: MinnPost
Leveraging the 'Power of Purpose' to invest in future generations

October 28, 2019: Star Tribune
In heated St. Paul race, six candidates vie to be face of East Side

October 15, 2019: SW News Media
With conversation and 'speed dating' events, Eden Prairie organizations reach across cultural difference

October 1, 2019: Twin Cities Business
Minnesota income growth slows

September 30, 2019: U.S. News & World Report
States focus on rise of elderly populations

September 26, 2019: MinnPost
Minnesota income growth slows

September 20, 2019: Star Tribune
Persistent age discrimination could stymie economic growth in Minnesota

September 8, 2019: Southwest Journal
Aging in place

August 14, 2019: MinnPost
New women's gym in Willmar designed for multicultural appeal

August 9, 2019: Star Tribune
Four artists from India who made their mark on Minnesota

July 31, 2019: Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
Cultivating opportunity in the East African community

July 25, 2019: MinnPost
Is Trump right that Minnesota's having its best economic year ever?

July 18, 2019: Pioneer Press
St. Paul's plan to abandon an Indian Mounds Regional Park trail pits neighbors against tribes

July 17, 2019: WCCO TV
Reality check: Immigrants in Minnesota

July 9, 2019: MinnPost
What's behind Fargo-Moorhead's boom?

June 17, 2019: Minnesota Public Radio
As iconic Minneapolis restaurant closes, residents fear what's to come

June 9, 2019: Star Tribune
Energy entrepreneur plan to create training center in north Minneapolis stalls

June 7, 2019: Pioneer Press
Neighbors complain St. Paul mayor's rental house is overgrown in summer, slippery in winter

May 7, 2019: Bluff Country News
Creating welcoming, inclusive communities goes beyond 'Minnesota nice'

May 6, 2019: Fillmore County Journal
Welcoming diversity; beyond Minnesota nice

April 30, 2019: KAALTV
More than "Minnesota nice"

April 20, 2019: Waseca County News
Minnesota population rose 43k last year

April 19, 2019:
Minneapolis market check: 2-bed/1-bath unts in Lyndale

April 18, 2019: Brainerd Dispatch
Minnesota population sees boost from immigrants, out-of-state transplant, census says

April 18, 2019: Pioneer Press
Immigrants, out-of-staters key to Minnesota's continued growth

April 17, 2019: White Bear Press
White Bear Lake areas population aging, diversifying

March 7, 2019: KXRA's Voice of Alexandria
United Way seeking participants for poverty simulation

March 6, 2019: MinnPost
A majority of Minneapolis' households now rent their homes

February 23, 2019: Pioneer Press
Diversity consulting is booming. It's even in a St. Paul kindergarten classroom

February 22, 2019: MinnPost
With covenants, racism was written into Minneapolis housing. The scars are still visible.

February 1, 2019: FiveThirtyEight
How Amy Klobuchar could win the 2020 Democratic nomination

February 1, 2019: MinnPost
It's been a decade since the Great Recession ended. How has Minnesota recovered?

January 10, 2019: Pioneer Press
New Dale Street bridge over I-94 will pay homage to old Rondo area

January 8, 2019: Southwest Journal
Feet First asks neighbors to 'Shovel it Forward'

Data Update

Minnesota is home to 267,000 children of immigrants. In other words, more than 1 in 6 kids statewide is the child of an immigrant.

Statewide, our school-aged population still outnumbers our older adult population. But this is not the case in all regions of the state. Older adults already outnumber school-aged kids in the Northland, Northwest, Southern, Southwest, and West Central regions.

Statewide, there are four working-age adults for every one older adult, down from five-to-one in 2010. The ratio is even smaller in some Minnesota regions. There are three working-age adults for every older adult in the Northland, Northwest, Southwest, and West Central regions of the state.

Minnesota’s economic output, or gross domestic product (GDP), stands at $331.4 billion. 2018 marks the ninth straight year of year-over-year increases in Minnesota’s GDP.