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Metro counties hit 3 million, growing faster than rest of Minnesota


The seven urban and suburban counties in the Twin Cities metro area have hit the 3 million mark for the first time, and as a group are growing six times faster than the rest of the state.

The Metropolitan Council seized on both facts Wednesday in its quest for a big boost in Twin Cities transportation funding from the Legislature.

“Are we equipped to compete into the future?” asked Council Chairman Adam Duininck. “We’re beating a lot of peer regions in the Midwest but struggling to keep up with a Dallas, or Denver or Seattle.”


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