Contact Us

Plan For Revamped Minnesota Congressional Map Advances

ST. PAUL  (AP) – A Republican-drafted plan to revamp Minnesota’s eight congressional districts has moved through a state House committee.

The proposal was approved by the House Redistricting Committee on a 7-5 party-line vote Tuesday after being made public the day before. It contains substantial changes to two districts covering the northern and central parts of the state.

The remake comes after the 2010 census documented population shifts that made some districts far more populous than others. If enacted, Republicans would have the upper hand in four districts, Democrats would run strongest in three and one would be considered a swing district.

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton insists any redistricting proposal have bipartisan support to get his signature. If the Legislature and Dayton don’t agree on new political maps, the courts would take over.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Best of WJON

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a member? Sign up here

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The WJON VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.