STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Minnesota avoids losing U.S. House clout
Minnesota grew by 384,446 people in the past decade, but 15,000 is a more important number.
Minnesota beat North Carolina by 15,000 people to keep its eight U.S. House seats. Had 15,000 fewer Minneso... Posted on 12/22/10 at 1:35 AM
In 2010, working-age adults made an average of 3.9 visits to doctors, nurses or other medical providers, down from 4.8 in 2001, according to a report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Among those with at least one such visit, the average number of visits also declined, from 6.4 to 5.4 over the period
Minnesota's newly drawn legislative districts is likely to draw a common reaction in Douglas County: What?!
The lines had been simple before. All of Douglas County was located in Senate District 11, represented by Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, and on the House side, the county was split almost in half between 11A, represented by Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, and 11B, represented by Mary Franson, R-Alexandria.
Super Bowl XLVI will be played today at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, which will be the first time the Super Bowl has been played in Indiana. Indianapolis is the northernmost city in the United States to host the Super Bowl since Detroit hosted Super Bowl XL in 2006.
In 1980, there were 720,000 people aged 90 and older in the United States. In 2010, there were 1.9 million people aged 90 and older; by 2050, the ranks of people 90 and older may reach 9 million, according to a report from the U.S. Census Bureau, commissioned by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health.
Alexandria’s official population has topped the 10,000 mark – a goal that city leaders have been pursuing for decades. It can help the city get more state and federal aid and add to its economic clout by appearing on the “radar” for companies looking for the right demographic mix to support their business.
The U.S. Census Bureau announced this week that 74 percent of households in the United States filled out and mailed back their 2010 Census questionnaire, matching the final mail participation rate achieved in 2000 Census.
Eighty percent of Minnesotans returned their 2010 Census questionnaires, an increase from 2000 when the state tied with Iowa at 77 percent. Only Wisconsin has a higher initial participation rate in 2010, at 81 percent. The nationwide participation rate stands at 72 percent.
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