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Hattiesburg's mayor faces off with mayor of St. Cloud, Minnesota

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The mayor of Hattiesburg is once again being met with an official challenge, this time from the Mayor of St. Cloud Minnesota.

The challenge is to see which city can get the most returned census forms from residents.

Johnny DuPree said Tuesday he believes Mississippi and Hattiesburg were both undercounted during the last census, which resulted in the loss of a U.S. congressional seat.

DuPpree said it is important for residents to understand the census and what it can do for a community. Dupree hopes the new census form, which only contains 10 questions, will encourage people to fill them out and send them in.

"I would think that filling this form out is another civic duty," said DuPree . "You never know when you may need what being counted accurately can bring to your local area. It effects everybody. Some directly, some indirectly, but it effects everybody. I mean everybody counts."

The winner of the challenge between the two mayors will be treated to lunch in the losing town.

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