“Minnesota's youngest residents are leading the way in changing the face of the state. The latest Census numbers reveal that minority children under the age of 5 comprised 30 percent of the state's preschool age population. That's up about 9 percentage points from 2000. And in some parts of the state, minorities are fast approaching or have crossed the 50 percent mark of the state's youngest members. In Hennepin County, 48 percent of the preschool set are black, Asian, Hispanic or members of another minority group. In Ramsey County, the percentage is 54 percent.” (Source: Star Tribune) Photo: At the Columbia Heights Family Center Preschool , these children aged 4 and 5 years, tell the story of Minnesota's future.