ST. PAUL—Minnesota continues to grow more diverse, according to population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday. The latest data showed that populations of people of color have increased faster in Minnesota than the rest of the nation since 2010. Meanwhile, the state's white population growth remained relatively stagnant.
ST. PAUL—St. Paul children's author Nancy Loewen found herself in a transition two years ago. She had just become an empty-nester, and she wanted to find something meaningful to do with her time — something she was passionate about. So when she discovered the Minnesota Reading Corps, Loewen — who has written more than 130 children's books — found an intersection of two of her passions: children and literacy.