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Minnesota's 5.3 million people keep 8 U.S. House seats

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota, with 5.3 million people, will keep eight U.S. House seats.

The Census Bureau this morning released its 2010 population figures, which will be used to draw new congressional and legislative district lines.

Many had feared Minnesota would not gain as many people as other states and would lose one of its House seats. However, today's release showed Minnesota maintained its eight seats by 15,000 people over North Carolina.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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