The St. Cloud City Council will take a look at re-drawing its ward boundaries now that the state and federal redistricting has been completed. Governments are required to go through the redistricting process every time a new census is completed.
A special court panel's new maps of Minnesota congressional districts would throw incumbent Reps. Michele Bachmann and Betty McCollum into the same district. However, Bachmann says she'll seek old 6th District seat despite redistricting shuffle.
State lawmakers and members of Congress are anxiously waiting a big announcement next week. We'll find out on Tuesday what the redistricting maps look like for the State House and Senate seats, as well as for the eight members of our Congressional delegation.
Next year is a big election year, but who you'll be voting for remains a big question mark. The lines for all eight of Minnesota's Congressional districts, as well as all of the State Senate and House districts still need to be drawn.
A special panel on redistricting appointed by Minnesota's Supreme Court chief justice will hold a series of public meetings to give interested people and groups a chance to be heard on the once-a-decade process of redrawing the state political map.
Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed Republican-drafted maps for new Minnesota congressional and legislative districts, making it likely the state's once-a-decade redistricting process will end up in the courts.
The state Senate has sent Gov. Mark Dayton bills that alter the boundaries of Minnesota's eight congressional districts and 67 legislative districts, but they are likely to draw a veto from the Democratic chief executive.
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