Credit for Eight Congressional Districts Goes to Somalis and Hmong

Minnesota Report The fact Minnesota retained it 8 Congressional Districts in 2010 and 2020 is do to the two immigrant populations of Somalis and Hmong who came to our state in the 1970-80’s. If it weren’t for this in migration, we would have lost our federal...

Minnesota Falls From 1st to 11th in Census Data Collection

National and Minnesota Report During the COVID-19 stay at home period, Minnesota held a venerable position of 1st place in self-directed Census completions, either by completing the forms online or by mail. With this pace we were likely to retain our eight...

Legislative Session Ends with a Flatulence in a Wind Funnel or FWF

Minnesota Report  When competing political ideologies are at play, the ability to achieve consensus is a far way island, and reaching it, is a distant, remote and implausible likelihood. The reason being political people are hard-pressed to see beyond their own vested...

Mapmaking with “Real” Numbers

On Wednesday, the United States Census Bureau sent out the official number for the population of the state of Minnesota.  Our state topped out at a whopping 4.919 million.  The population shifts in the various areas were actually somewhat different than...

US Census Bureau Ruling

Previously, we have discussed the type of data available for the legislature to employ when assessing the new lines for political boundaries.  Last week, the Census Bureau ruled in favor of the use of only raw data rather than inclusion of sampling information, which...