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Minden is a city in the U.S. state of Louisiana. It serves as the parish seat of Webster Parish and is located twenty-eight miles east of Shreveport (in Caddo Parish). The population, which has been stable since 1960, was 13,082 at the 2010 census. The 2000 population had been 13,027; growth over the decade was hence .4 of 1 percent. Minden is 51.7 percent African American.

Minden is the principal city of the Minden Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is part of the larger Shreveport-Bossier City-Minden Combined Statistical Area.

Minden has possessed a post office since 1839.The current postal building at 111 South Monroe Street was completed in 1959.

The community has been served by a newspaper since the 1850s. The current publication, the Minden Press-Herald, is located in a building previously occupied by a supermarket on Gleason Street south of Broadway Street. The Press-Herald became a daily newspaper on July 18, 1966, but was earlier published as two weekly papers, the Minden Press on Mondays and the Minden Herald on Thursdays. For a time there was also the Webster Signal-Tribune.

On October 15, 2012 at 11:30 p.m. CST, many Minden residents saw the sky light up as a result of an explosion. Webster Parish officials claim that an ordnance bunker at nearby Camp Minden had exploded, but the blast was contained with minimal damage. Camp Minden is the site of the former Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant, once the major employer in Minden.

In December 2012 police began the removal of 2,700 tons of explosives from Camp Minden, leading to evacuations in the nearby town of Doyline.

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