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Minnesota’s most diverse cities? New U.S. Census data show communities of color growing in places like Austin and Worthington.

A friend told Modeste Zinzindohoue, a native of Benin, in West Africa, that Austin could provide a peaceful, affordable home. Over the past 10 years, some 500 other people from Benin have joined him there. We asked immigrants what’s attracting them to live and work in small, previously white communities.