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Minnesota's homeless population reaches record high number


March 21, 2019

DAVID JOLES - Star Tribune

The homeless encampment near Hiawatha and Cedar avenues in Minneapolis in November.

Homelessness in Minnesota has reached a record high, with more people filling shelters or left outside, from sleeping in urban train cars to rural fish houses.

The number of homeless people statewide has risen 10 percent since 2015, according to a new report released Wednesday. The state's 10,233 homeless people is the highest number recorded in the nearly three decades that Wilder Research has tracked the data.


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