Census data: Minnesota keeps 8 seats in Congress
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota, with 5.3 million people, will keep eight U.S. House seats.
The Census Bureau this morning released its 2010 population figures, which will be used to draw new congressional and legislative district lines.
Many had feared Minnesota would not gain as many people as other states and would lose one of its House seats. However, today's release showed Minnesota maintained its eight seats by 15,000 people over North Carolina.