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Overall Poverty Shows Slight Improvement

Minnesota's poverty rate has shown slight improvement, but child poverty remains stubbornly high. New data from the U.S. Census Bureau pegs the state's overall poverty rate at 11.4 percent. Median income remains flat at about $59,000 annually. Child poverty remains stuck at 15 percent.

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Tiny City East Of St. Paul Tops Metro Poverty List

LANDFALL (AP) -- A mobile home park of about 700 residents incorporated as a city is among Minnesota's poorest communities.

More than a quarter of the residents in Landfall live in poverty, which the federal government defines as individual income of about $11,000 or less. The city is east of St. Paul on Tanner's Lake.

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More Local Residents Living In Poverty

The number of people living in poverty in the St. Cloud area has jumped. The Federal Government considers the poverty line to be $22,050 for a family of four.

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