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Minnesota narrowly misses losing US House seat; keeps all 8

The Census Bureau said it anticipates finalizing the population count by April 30.
The Census Bureau said it anticipates finalizing the population count by April 30.(Source: CNN, U.S. CENSUS BUREAU)
Published: Apr. 26, 2021 at 3:29 PM CDT
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(AP) - Minnesota has narrowly avoided losing a seat in Congress even though population growth in the state didn’t keep up with that of some other states.

Minnesota’s growth rate of 7.4% was slightly better than the nationwide rate of 7.1%, helping Minnesota keep all eight of the U.S. House seats it has had since the 1960s.

Minnesota may have been aided by a stronger-than-usual response to the Census Bureau’s survey.

Three-fourths of Minnesota residents voluntarily responded during the initial phase of the census, top among states and well ahead of the national average of a two-thirds response rate.

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