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How the census impacts business
March 19, 2020 - 6:15am
BISMARCK, N.D. - Kevin C. Iverson, census office manager for the North Dakota Department of Commerce, recently answered a number of questions...
North Dakota stands alone in getting younger, census says
June 20, 2019 - 9:03am
BISMARCK — North Dakota was the only state to get younger this decade, according to recent census data touted by state officials Thursday,...
Minnesota has a lot on the line in 2020 census
February 2, 2019 - 1:59pm
ST. PAUL -- It has been called the largest peacetime mobilization in the country. It will dictate how much federal money comes to Minnesota....
Census estimate: North Dakota’s population reached record high in 2018
December 19, 2018 - 11:19am
FARGO — North Dakota’s estimated population climbed to a record 760,077 residents in 2018 — a gain of 4,901 that reversed a dip in population...
Census: Minnesota's diversity growth continues
June 21, 2018 - 8:55am
ST. PAUL—Minnesota continues to grow more diverse, according to population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday. The...
New numbers, old story for South Dakota rural towns: Over half estimated to be shrinking
May 24, 2018 - 1:02am
PIERRE, S.D.—A bit more than half of South Dakota cities and towns are estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau to have shrunk or stayed the...
Drawing the line: Redistricting can leave political futures in the balance
March 30, 2018 - 12:15pm
GRAND FORKS — Every 10 years, North Dakota legislators wonder: When they redraw my district, am I out of a job? The 2020 Census is still...
Interactive: More than half of Minnesota's counties lost residents in 2017
March 24, 2018 - 3:29pm
ST. PAUL—Minnesota's population growth since the 2010 Census has been almost entirely fueled by the Twin Cities metro. In fact, more of...
North Dakota drops in population for first time in 15 years
December 20, 2017 - 4:08pm
GRAND FORKS — For the first time in 15 years, North Dakota’s population has shrunk. But the drop is not as sharp as in other states, and...
Middle-class income hit highest level on record in 2016, Census Bureau reports
September 12, 2017 - 3:37pm
America's middle class had its highest-earning year ever in 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday, Sept. 12. Median household income...
Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead together gain more than 5,000 people in 2015
May 19, 2016 - 10:52am
FARGO--The cities of Fargo, West Fargo, N.D., and Moorhead, Minn., last year continued to see steady growth, adding a total of 5,026 residents,...
Twin Cities’ growth comes thanks to longer lives, more babies and immigration
March 25, 2016 - 9:46am
ST. PAUL -- The Twin Cities metro is growing faster than most other areas in the Midwest, but still not as fast as Denver, Portland or Seattle....
North Dakota communities continue to be among fastest growing in nation
March 26, 2015 - 8:30am
FARGO - Fargo-Moorhead's steady population growth is propelled by a youthful vigor. Last year, the metro area's population grew at 2 percent,...
For new farmers, ranchers, farm bill offers encouragement, incentives
July 2, 2014 - 8:46am
CRARY, N.D. -- Ever since he was a child, Adam Leiphon wanted to one day work the land his family has farmed since 1934. Now 31, he has been...
Plan plots wider freeways, new exits and bridges for F-M
May 30, 2014 - 7:19am