With a median age of 42 years old, the people Minnesota's northern Eighth Congressional District boasts the most seasoned population in the state.
By contrast, Minneapolis' Fifth Congressional District has the youngest population -- the median age is just 34 years old.
The figures are contained in a new look-up tool available from the U.S. Census Bureau, which allows quick display of all sorts data about each congressional district.
Use the tool (below) to see that the Fifth District, represented by U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, had a 9.5 percent unemployment rate when the Census Bureau collected its data while U.S. Rep. Tim Walz's southern Minnesota First Congressional District had a 6.1 percent unemployment rate.
Interested in education, housing, marital status or other data? That's all in the tool as well. You can pick which district to look at by clicking 'select a district' in the widget below.
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U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, who had endorsed former New York City congressman Anthony Weiner to be that city's next mayor, said he does not plan on rescinding his endorsement given recent revelations about Weiner's 'sexting.'
"I don't plan on changing anything...I had a minimal role before the revelations and I've got a minimal role now," Ellison, D-MN, said.
Weiner, who is married, had resigned from Congress in 2011 after he tweeted sexual photos of himself and conducted relationships with women online. This May, he announced he would run for mayor of New York. Then on Tuesday, new allegations surfaced about Weiner's online behavior and he admitted that his electronic indiscretions continued after he left congress.
Back in April, Ellison was asked about Weiner during a television interview. The Minneapolis representative said: "Anthony was a great congressman, in my opinion, and he’s dealt with his issues and everybody has issues. So I’d love to see Anthony Weiner be mayor of New York. I hereby endorse him.”
Ellison said that verbal vote of confidence is just about all he has done for Weiner since then.
"I couldn't possibly participate less than I am now,' he said.
Asked if he now believed that Weiner would be fit to be mayor of New York, Ellison said on Wednesday: "I don't have an opinion I want to share on that. The people of New York, that's their call...they don't need me sticking my nose into it at this point."
Of Weiner, Ellison said: "I just hope the best for him and his family and hope they can come together and try to heal."
Dozens of Democrats in the U.S. House, including Rep. Keith Ellison, sent a letter to President Obama on Wednesday urging him to host a "Religious Diversity Summit" to stem what they say is a rising tide of discrimination against religious minorities.
"The targeting of religious minorities in America is reaching a crisis point and we believe your leadership is crucial to stemming this rising tide of violence," the letter reads.
"We ask that you host a Religious Diversity Summit' in Washington to build and focus a national dialogue that will develop and commit us to common strategies to combat bigotry against all religious communities."
The letter writers hope a summit would help religious leaders, politicians, academics and federal government leaders to develop guidelines that communities could use when dealing with religious divisions.
The plea comes weeks before the anniversary of an Aug. 5, 2012, attack on a Sikh temple outside Milwaukee that left six worshipers dead and three others critically injured.
Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, and his colleagues wrote that the incident is part of a "growing trend of anti-minority religious sentiment in our country" that has emerged in recent years.
Christian, Jewish, Hindu and Buddhist members of Congress were among the signatories.
Here's a look at the letter:
More than 320 Minnesota Air Force Reserve 934th Airlift Wing employees could be forced to take furloughs this summer because of the federal budget standoff.
The 323 civilian employees will receive notice this week that they face up to 11 unpaid days off in July, August and September because of sequestration, the automatic, across-the-board spending cuts that went into effect in March, said Paul Zadach, spokesman for the 934th Airlift Wing.
The furloughs, spread out over 11 weeks, would amount to a 20 percent pay cut during that period.
The 934th Airlift Wing, the state's lone Air Force Reserve Unit, is based adjacent to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
"I was at the Joint Reserve Station earlier this month, and know how harmful these furloughs will be for the workers -- many of them veterans -- and their families," said U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison. "The sequester was designed to hurt middle class families when they can least afford it. It should be repealed as soon as possible to stop further pain for working Minnesotans."
The 934th, known as the Flying Vikings, operates eight C-130 Hercules transport aircraft. As opposed to the active-duty military, in which members serve full-time, the Air Reserve unit includes personnel who have civilian jobs.
The Department of Defense announced earlier this year that it expected to furlough up to 800,000 civilian workers for 22 days each because of the congressionally mandated budget cuts. They've since pared down the furloughs.