'Every ounce' mattered: How Minnesota saved eighth seat in U.S. House
May 3, 2021
XP Lee hadn't thought much about the census before attending a 2018 meeting on the nationwide population count for his job with the city of Brooklyn Park.
But he sat up when state officials said Minnesota came within 15,000 people of losing one of its eight seats in Congress a decade ago and things were looking even tighter now.
He figured there were thousands of people undercounted in his own Hmong community.