One way a town can solve a problem is to put somebody in charge, come up with a plan and go to work. Parks get cleaned up, old buildings get saved, senior meals get organized. But as the number of Latino residents continues to rise in a number of Minnesota towns, that approach might not Read more →
More than a third of Minnesota’s counties are experiencing more deaths than births, but a few places with high immigration in recent decades run counter to that trend.
Teaching English to newcomers has come a long way in Minnesota, but schools are trying to find new ways to improve the academic skills of the 65,000 students enrolled in English-learner classes.
“Making Connections” is an MPR News Ground Level project exploring Minnesotans who are forging links between white and Latino communities.
Assistant Commissioner of Education Elia Dimayuga-Bruggeman raised Latino graduation rates in Sleepy Eye, where she was principal. Now, she’s looking to take those efforts statewide.
Despite sizable Latino populations in many cities in outstate Minnesota, Latino elected officials are rare.
The Federal Reserve Bank branches in Minneapolis, Kansas City and St. Louis are looking for examples of immigrant business successes.
Pew Hispanic Center estimates Minnesota’s population of illegal immigrants at 95,000.
Wilder Research adds data to Minnesota’s immigration debate and asks crucial questions for moving ahead.
MPR News’ Insight Now held an hour-long online conversation on immigration in Minnesota.