Barely — just barely — Minnesota is a winner in the 2010 Census results released Tuesday. But barely is good enough in this contest with enormous political stakes. The state gets to keep its eight seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.
"You got that seat just by the hair of your chinny-chin-chin, just by counting 8,739 people," Brace said. "Whatever Minnesota may have spent on making sure everybody participated in the census, you are reaping the benefits of that today. This was money well spent."