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Local Organization Helps Families In Poverty Start Fresh

One Minneapolis organization provides free meals to families in need — and a chance to start over.


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Census: Poverty Ticks Up In Minnesota

The poverty rate inched up in Minnesota last year while incomes fell, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.


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Good Question: Why Is The Poverty Line Just $11,000?

More Americans than ever before are living below the poverty line, and 544,000 Minnesotans are there too. But how is the poverty line determined?


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Poverty On The Rise In Minnesota

U.S. Census Bureau numbers show a sharp rise in poverty in Minnesota.


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Minnesota 2nd In Kids’ Health, Nation Doing Worse

For the fourth year in a row, a new national report ranks Minnesota children second in the nation for health and well being.


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New Census Data Show Poverty In NW Minn. Counties

New census data show nearly half of the state’s 10 most impoverished counties are in northwestern Minnesota, where jobs that can support families can be hard to find.



Minnesota County Officials Cope With Poverty

Craig Brooks knew it was time to retire, but he couldn’t make the decision without some soul searching.


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Tiny City East Of St. Paul Tops Metro Poverty List

A mobile home park of about 700 residents incorporated as a city is among Minnesota’s poorest communities.


More Poor In Twin Cities Suburbs

New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show poverty and unemployment increased significantly in many Twin Cities suburbs last year.