DFL introduces legislative map ahead of redistricting process, final say likely left to the courts

Minnesota House Democrats are outlining their plan to redraw legislative district boundaries based on the 2020 census.

“We heard from Minnesotans across the state about how they can be best represented in their communities,” said Chair of the House Redistricting Committee Mary Murphy.

“Now that we’ve drawn the maps, we’ll continue to ask the public what these new lines could mean to them. The House will continue to work up until the February 15 deadline to get a bill to the Governor’s desk. We believe we are in good shape to fulfill our legislative and constitutional duty for redistricting next year.”

Analysts say because control of the legislature is split between the two parties, a final decision will likely be left to the Minnesota courts.

The DFL-proposed map for north-central Minnesota includes the White Earth, Leech Lake, and Red Lake reservations in the new state Senate District 2, which would encompass all of Beltrami, Lake of the Woods, and Clearwater counties, as well as portions of Mahnomen, Becker, Cass and Itasca counties.

 


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.


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