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Letters: LWV encourages 2010 census participation

The League of Women Voters of the Park Rapids area has joined the Minnesota LWV to ensure a complete and accurate count in the 2010 Census.

Did you know:

-Each year more than $400 billion is allocated to states based upon census numbers including money for roads, schools, bridges, and health care.

-Businesses use census numbers to determine where they should open new stores.

-Census numbers determine the number of congressional seats Minnesota has. Minnesota is at risk of losing a congressional seat.

-In 2000, nearly 14,000 Minnesotans were not counted, resulting in millions of dollars not coming into our state to support our residents.

To learn more, you are invited to attend a gathering at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Northwoods Bank Community Room. Bring your own lunch. Cake and coffee will be served.

Cindy Gunsolus, Co-president,, League of Women Voters, Park Rapids