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North Dakota population hits record high 779,094

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – Gov. Doug Burgum says North Dakota’s population hit a record high of 779,094 residents on April 1, 2020, and the state had the fourth-highest growth rate in the nation, growing by 15.8% from 2010 to 2020. “The record high 2020 Census count is great news for North Dakota and reaffirms what those of us who live…

Minnesota narrowly misses losing U.S. House seat, keeps all 8

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – Minnesota has narrowly avoided losing a seat in Congress even though population growth in the state didn’t keep up with that of some other states. Minnesota’s growth rate of 7.4% was slightly better than the nationwide rate of 7.1%, helping Minnesota keep all eight of the U.S. House seats it has had since the 1960s. Minnesota may…

Bill would exempt draft redistricting maps from ND open records laws

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – An advocacy group wants North Dakota lawmakers to make the legislature’s redistricting process “open and accessible” to everyone. “North Dakota Voters First” is opposing a bill that would exempt draft versions of redistricting maps from state open records laws. Spokesperson Ellen Chaffee says the bill keeps early versions of legislative maps secret. She says that’s unacceptable…

Volunteers host Indigenous census and voter info drive-thru event

The event took place at University Park in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A group of volunteers in Grand Forks is working to make sure local Indigenous communities get their voices heard and votes counted this election. In collaboration with North Dakota Native Vote, they hosted a drive-thru event at University Park where community members stopped by to complete their 2020 census and get voting information. The organizers say…

City of West Fargo Encourages Census Responses with Drawing for $100 Gift Cards

There will be one drawing per week for five consecutive weeks.

WEST FARGO, N.D.–The City of West Fargo is encouraging citizens to complete the census by giving away five $100 West Fargo business gift cards. Anyone with a West Fargo address who has completed their census will be eligible to win a gift card to a business located in West Fargo during the next five weeks. Communications Director Melissa Richard said,…

Census Committee Meets With Faith Based Organizations To Discuss 2020 Census

They are trying to find ways to target the audience that is usually missing from the census.

MOORHEAD, Minn.- They talked about why it’s important to fill out the census and how it impacts the community as a whole. The Federal funding that comes back to the state is determined by the count and the  money is used for a number of things including roads and schools. They are trying to find ways to target the audience…

Northern AG Expo Hosts Its Annual Event For Farmers

 The North Dakota State Department of Commerce is trying to reach a population that may not participate in the census.

FARGO, N.D. — In April, the U.S. will conduct its constitutionally mandated 10 year census to determine the country’s population. “The census only happens every 10 years and we wanted to raise awareness and raise the knowledge of the importance of completing the census and the impact, the positive impact it has on North Dakota and North Dakota residents and…

League Of Women Voters Host Census Talk

The group packed into the Sons Of Norway in Fargo to talk about how to volunteer for the census and encouraged others to get their paperwork done.

FARGO N.D. — The League Of Women Voters and U.S. Census 2020 are teaming up to teach people about the importance of being counted. The group packed into the Sons Of Norway in Fargo to talk about how to volunteer for the census and encouraged others to get their paperwork done. The group ate lunch while they were given a…

Proposed Citizenship Question Causes Concern for 2020 Census

Officials say an accurate count is essential for federal grant allocation

FARGO, N.D. — A proposed addition to the 2020 census is causing concern for the accuracy of data on people in the country. A possible question on citizenship has opponents worried certain populations will be discouraged from answering in fear of potential consequences. The Trump administration argues that the citizenship question is essential for enforcing the Voting Rights Act. “I can’t…