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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: Streets.mn
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'

November, 28, 2018: The Minnesota Daily
Students work to reduce Cedar-Riverside stigma

November 16, 2018: St. Cloud Times
Immigrants play a key role in Minnesota's future workforce

November 12, 2018: Minnesota Women's Press
Make housing a priority when you vote

November, 9, 2018: Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine
YWCA takes aim at opportunity gap with preschool scholarships

October 23, 2018: Pioneer Press
To fight poverty, St. Paul Mayor Carter wants an official Office of Finance Empowerment

October 20, 2018: Star Tribune
With state's first Topgolf in town, Brooklyn Center works to reshape image

October 10, 2018: MinnPost
Across a range of measures, Minnesota's American Indians fare worse than other groups. So why isn't it talked about more?

October 8, 2018: Government Technology
How Minnesota non-profits use government data to help people

October 7, 2018: Star Tribune

Minnesota philanthropy turns to data to identify and solve problems

September 27, 2018: Minnesota Women's Press
Make housing a priority when you vote

September 13, 2018: MinnPost
Four things we learned about Minnesota from the latest Census data release

September 11, 2018: Pioneer Press
Future of St. Paul's Street Parade cloudy amid declining volunteers, sponsorships

August 5, 2018: Minnesota Women's Press
Minnesota: A place of refuge?

July 25, 2018: KARE11
Digging into Minnesota evictions

July 15, 2018: The Albert Lea Tribune
Millennials may impact election - if they show up

July 15, 2018: Greater Milwaukee Today
Millennials may impact the 2018 election. If they show up.

July 14, 2018: WCCO
If they vote, millennials could have a big impact on the 2018 election

July 10, 2018: MinnPost
Will 2018 be the year of the millennial voter?

July 6, 2018: La Crosse Tribune
Tim Penny: Summer is great for bedtime stories

July 4, 2018: The Albert Lea Tribune
Guest column: Early literacy promnotes lifelong success

July 2, 2018: Star Tribune
Is St. Paul's Frogtown gentrifying?

Data Update

Our state continues to see improvements in on-time high school graduation. Eighty-three percent of high school students graduated within four years in 2018, up from 78 percent in 2012.

Our Mexican-born population remains the largest immigrant community in Minnesota. Hmong, Somali, and Indian immigrants are tied for our second largest immigrant communities.

Hennepin County remains the most populous county in Minnesota, home to more than double the number of residents of any other county in the state.

Every county in the state has seen a 3 to 7 percentage point decline in the share of residents lacking health insurance since 2013, the first year of full implementation of the Affordable Care Act.