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Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Public News Service - MN: Census

Personal fears related to immigration status and overcrowded housing situations are considered common reasons why young kids are undercounted in the census. (Adobe Stock)

MINNEAPOLIS - The 2020 Census count has been delayed by the pandemic, but groups wanting to ensure that children are counted are getting their message out. In Minnesota, efforts are underway to educate families in communities of color. The state has declared May 15 as "Count All Kids Day." It's es

Census officials say workers will be knocking on doors this spring and summer. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- This spring, census workers will be knocking on doors as the 2020 nationwide count rolls out. But many of these jobs still need to be filled, and seniors are being encouraged to help with the gap. The U.S. Census Bureau says it hopes to hire 500,000 people to ensure a complete

PHOTO: Girl. CREDIT: Courtesy CDF-MN.

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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