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Calling Mankato Home (Read the forum transcript)
Posted at 2:35 PM on November 8, 2010
by Michael Caputo
The greater Mankato region has seen extraordinary growth from 2000 to 2009 (the U.S. Census says 12 percent more people live there pushing the total population to about 93,000). During that time diversity has grown with it - an almost 50 percent increase in the non-white populations of Blue Earth and Nicollet counties
MPR and the Free Press of Mankato held a public forum, Nov. 9, to learn more about the growing diversity of the region.
In the window below - you can read the transcript of that conversation. And have a look at some background material on the topic, including Mankato residents telling their story of home and an MPR-produced multimedia presentation.
And the conversation goes on....