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July 18, 2020: Faribault Daily News
Merchants of misinformation target rural Minnesota

July 18, 2020: StarTribune
A $600 weekly boost for the unemployed expires July 25. What happens then?

July 4, 2020: The Globe
Two candidates vie for District 22A House seat

July 3, 2020: MPR News
New book explores cycles and whiplash of Minneapolis history

July 1, 2020: Public News Services
Research group: Minnesota has endless resources to help fight racism

July 1, 2020: Sun Post
Robbinsdale commission parses goals of July 27 race forum

June 25, 2020: MPR News
Four ways COVID-19 has hit different parts of Minnesota

June 25, 2020:
Every map is the same map

June 17, 2020: MPR News
Minn. Anthology on race picked for statewide book club

June 10, 2020: CBS Minnesota
Minnesota is one of the best places to live – unless you’re black

June 3, 2020: Marketplace
4 charts that help explain the Minnesota paradox

June 1, 2020: Yahoo! News
In Minneapolis, African refugees see American dream in tatters

May 29, 2020: The Wall Street Journal
George Floyd’s death: The Minneapolis neighborhood at the center of protests

May 29, 2020: Minnesota Monthly
How Minnesotans can fight for racial justice

May 28, 2020: Star Tribune
Plans for emergency morgue worry St. Paul leaders

May 20, 2020: MPR News
Unemployment claims up--way up--among Asian Minnesotans

May 17, 2020: Sun Current
Letter: Food service will remain committed to Bloomington

April 23, 2020: WCCO TV
WCCO investigates: Which neighborhoods are at high risk for COVID-19

April 8, 2020: Sun Current
School lunch: Available for carry-out or delivery in Edina

March 15, 2020: Star Tribune
Proposed apartments set up clash over gentrification in St. Paul's Frogtown

March 12, 2020: Hibbing Daily Tribune
Iron Range assisted-living facilities impose visitation limits

March 12, 2020: Mesabi Daily News
Range assisted-living facilities impose limits on visitors amid virus

March 4, 2020: Grand Rapids Herald-Review
Three new trustees join Blandin Foundation

March 3, 2020: City Pages
Como neighbors bristle at plan to turn church into 39-bedroom building

February 26, 2020: The Catholic Spirit
Preparing for the needs of an aging Minnesota

February 7, 2020: MPR News
Thousands of Hmong and Lao Americans face deportation under Trump proposal

February 4, 2020: Star Tribune
St. Paul spotlights undercounted communities for Census

January 29, 2020: Thief River Falls Times
TRF ranks high in livability indicators

January 8, 2020: ABC7
St. Croix Hospice adds branch in Grand Rapids, Minnesota

December 13, 2019: City Pages
Minneapolis-St. Paul traffic commutes are longer than ever

December 13, 2019: WCCO News
‘A lot of excitement’: Liberian Minnesotans sound off on prospect of permanent status

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

Data Update


There are 20 counties in Minnesota in which at least one in five young children (age 0-5) lives in poverty

Foreign-born populations continue to grow as a proportion of the overall population, making up 9% of Minnesota’s population, up from 7% in 2010.

Approximately 38% of householders of color pay too much for housing.

The ratio of retirement-age adults (65+) to working-age adults (16-64) increased in 60 Minnesota cities, signaling disproportionate growth in the number of older adults compared to the working-age population.

Between 2016 and 2019, the share of Minnesota students who report being highly engaged in enrichment activities fell from 65% to nearly 60%.