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New Census Numbers For Minnesota Due this Week

Minnesota NewsMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The redistricting debate in Minnesota will heat up this week with the release of the official census population counts for all the neighborhoods, cities and counties in the state.

The U.S. Census Bureau has been rolling out the population figures used to set Congressional districts for several weeks, and more than 40 states have already received them.

Minnesota won’t lose any of its eight seats in the U.S. House, but many boundaries will have to change because by law they must have roughly equal populations.

Base on unofficial state projections, the fast-growing suburban districts of Republican Reps. Michelle Bachman and John Kline must contract.

At the same time, new neighborhoods must be brought into the shrinking Twin Cities districts represented by Democratic Reps. Betty McCollum and Keith Ellison.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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