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Census: Poverty ticks up in Minnesota

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — 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.

The state's poverty rate increased from 11 percent in 2009 to 11.6 percent last year. The increase was even larger among children, from 14.1 percent of children living in poverty in 2009 to 15.2 percent in 2010.

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