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Public News Service - MN: Census

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ST. PAUL, Minn. – New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show the number of Minnesota children living in poverty rose to 194,000 in 2011. Kara Arzemendia, research director for the Children's Defense Fund-Minnesota, says that's up about 70 percent from a decade ago, although the big spike sta

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Food shelves across the state could be headed into their toughest winter ever, as the nation's economic woes continue. The director of Minnesota FoodShare, Sara Nelson-Pallmeyer, says two recent reports raise concerns. One shows a large drop in charitable giving. "Individual donat

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The number of Minnesotans living in poverty spiked to more than a half-million in 2009 and racial disparities grew wider, according to a report released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau. While the overall poverty rate in Minnesota rose to 11 percent, poverty among black and Ame

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