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Fewer Native Minnesotans These Days

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(credit: Minnesota Legislative Reference Library)

(credit: Minnesota Legislative Reference Library)

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Fewer Minnesotans were actually born in this state compared to 30 years ago.

The U.S. Census shows that about 69 percent of Minnesotans were born here, compared with 75 percent in 1980.

Louisiana has the greatest proportion of native residents at almost 79 percent. Nevada is at 23 percent.

In a couple weeks, the 1940 census will go online for the first time. April 2 is when 72 years of privacy protection end.

Access to the records will be free and open to anyone on the Internet.

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