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State's new political boundary lines to be released Tuesday

  • Blog Post by: Rachel E. Stassen-Berger
  • February 20, 2012 - 10:09 AM

A Minnesota court will release its redistricting plans on Tuesday, which will send the Capitol into a frenzy of map-study as lawmakers peer into their political futures.

Legislators and members of congress are anxiously awaiting the judicial plans, anticipating that some of them will end up in districts that are less friendly and others will be matched against colleagues.

A special court panel is doing the job of drawing the political lines because the DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and the Republican-controlled Legislature failed to agree on the maps.

The panel had previously been unclear about exactly when it would release the plans. On Monday it confirmed that it would make their plans public at Tuesday at 1 p.m.

According to the court, the release will include:

"a. The Panel’s orders regarding redistricting;

b. Statewide and Twin Cities area congressional district maps;

c. Statewide and Twin Cities area legislative district maps;

d. Selected maps of metro areas around Minnesota where it is impossible to discern the legislative districts from the statewide perspective; and

e. Various Maptitude reports."

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