Census: Twin Cities Sets Record, Surpasses 3 Million ResidentsThe Twin Cities metro region has set a record for population with more than three million residents, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Despite Slower Decline, Minnesota's Moose Numbers Remain LowNew data show Minnesota's moose population remains low despite a slower population decline, and officials expect the fall to continue.
Study: Minnesota's Retired Population To Double By 2040For all those that believe Minnesota is a good place to retire, prepare to put that theory to the test. According to the Pioneer Press, the state's population of retirees is about to explode.
Good Questions: Population Signs, School Bus Color & Cereal BoxesEvery Friday, we tackle a bunch of viewers’ burning questions. This week, Heather Brown answers questions about city population signs, school buses and cereal boxes.
Census Data Shows Growth In Minnesota's Minority PopulationThe latest U.S. Census estimates put Minnesota's population near the 5.5 million mark, and an expert says the number of minorities is growing four times as fast as whites. The census figures from July 2014 show that the population has increased by nearly 3 percent since the 2010 census.
Met Council Says St. Paul Is Growing Its Fastest In Nearly 50 YearsThe Metropolitan Council's latest look at population growth shows St. Paul is back to around 300,000 people. It hasn't been this full since 1970. The Met Council also found Minneapolis has grown as well as the entire seven county Metro area.
Minnesota's Wild Elk Population Rises To Estimated 131Minnesota's wild elk population has risen slightly to an estimated 131 animals in three herds that roam the northwest corner of the state.
Reality Check: Minnesota's Evolving Rural ProfileSince 1960, it's been an unstoppable population shift, and a new study from the Center for Rural Policy and Development shows a 50-year migration from rural Minnesota to the urban corridor stretching from St. Cloud through the Twin Cities and Rochester.
Mosquito Population 'Explodes' After Holiday WeekendNow that the weather's getting nice, Minnesota's most common pest is popping out. The Metropolitan Mosquito Control District said over the Memorial Day weekend there was an explosion in the mosquito population.
Mille Lacs Bass Offer Alternative To WalleyesWhile fisheries managers try to figure out how to restore the struggling walleye population on Mille Lacs Lake, they're encouraging anglers to consider what had been unthinkable for many: eat bass instead.
DNR: Minn. Moose Population Estimated At 4,350Wildlife managers have estimated Minnesota's moose population at 4,350. While that's higher than last winter's figure, they say there's been no significant change in the population trend. Lou Cornicelli, wildlife research manager for the DNR, says the new estimate is very close to 2012's estimate of 4,230.
DNR To Hold Public Meetings On SE Minn. Deer GoalsThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources plans to hold two public meetings this month on how best to manage deer populations in southeastern Minnesota.