Updated: 02/18/2014 5:37 PM
Created: 02/18/2014 10:40 AM KSTP.com
By: Jennie Olson
Hundreds of Minnesotans are officially U.S. citizens Tuesday; 444 people from 79 countries took the Oath of Allegiance and received their citizenship certificates at a naturalization ceremony.
It took place Tuesday morning at the Earle Brown Event Center in Brooklyn Center.
To become a citizen, immigrants have to prove they can read, write, and speak English and can pass a civics test on the American government.
Rep. Erik Paulsen spoke at the event, which coincided with Presidents Day week.