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Minority households in Minnesota are left out of the income boom


The record one-year surge in household incomes across the United States boosted Minnesota families. But mostly white ones.

Minority households in Minnesota failed to share in the gains, census numbers out Thursday showed, and the state’s deep and persistent racial disparities in income actually worsened in 2015.

This same census report last year showed such a steep dive in black household income that Gov. Mark Dayton created an office to tackle the inequities, with the Legislature committing $35 million to the effort.


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