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Chinese natives Dan “Tanya” Xu (left) and Vicky Cao, co-owners of Osaka Hibachi & Steak House and Cloud 9 Bistro in Duluth, talk about their adopted community at Cloud 9 on Wednesday. (Steve Kuchera /

Without influx of immigrants, Twin Ports would have lost residents in recent years

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A growing number of foreign-born people are calling the Northland home these days. And were it not for an influx of immigrants, the Duluth-Superior metropolitan area would have seen its population erode between 2000 and 2010.


Our story of immigration driving population growth is far from unique, according to a recently released study by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

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