Minnesota Public Radio: Minnesota’s population grows, but not everywhere

EXCERPT: “The population of the Twin Cities and the state grew over the past year, but some rural Minnesota counties declined. The most recent census data covers July 2016 through July of last year. Minnesota’s population grew by just under one percent during that period, reaching about 5.6 million residents. The Twin Cities metropolitan area grew just over one percent, for a population total of 3.6 million. Since 2010, the metro has added a quarter million new residents . . . Isanti County had the largest population increase, just over 2 percent. The sharpest population drops occurred in the region bordering Canada in northwest Minnesota. Kittson County showed the biggest decline.” FULLSTORY: http://bit.ly/2DO5VjI