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Minnesota prepares to receive more refugees in 2016


Minnesota is poised to receive more refugees in 2016 than in any year for almost a decade, a ripple effect of the historic migration wave sweeping across the Middle East and Europe.

After dropping precipitously in the late 2000s, the number of refugees arriving in Minnesota has begun to rebound, with about 2,340 this past fiscal year. Now, as the federal government aims to admit 15,000 more refugees next year over the 70,000 it typically accepts, Minnesota is gearing up for larger numbers as well.


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