Some residents are telling a panel that it makes no sense to lump both cities in the same legislative district. The population of the St. Cloud area and the northern suburbs of the Twin Cities have grown much faster than most of other parts of the state in the past decade, which means political districts in the area must be redrawn.
Anoka County Sheriff's Office searching for missing Columbus woman
The woman was last seen leaving her home.
Gallery: Behind the scenes of new and improved Duluth Haunted Ship
A hull lot of horror.
Explosion reported near Hastings; man airlifted to hospital
Authorities say the victim has serious injuries.
School faces uncertain future after land sold to Catholic nonprofit
The school near Marine on St. Croix sits on land that's just been sold.
Boy suffers 'life-threatening' injuries in car-bike collision in Minneapolis
Police said the driver is cooperating with the investigation.
Ellison sues Fleet Farm, alleging 'illegal and negligent' gun sales to straw buyers
The lawsuit claims Fleet Farm harmed Minnesotans.
Man dies from gunshot wounds after Minneapolis shooting
The death marked the 69th homicide of the year in the city.
Gallery: Island cabin is one of northernmost homes for sale in MN
Want to buy one of the northernmost homes on the market in Minnesota?
Charges: Houston men robbed Edina bank of $110,000
A third suspect has not yet been identified.
Re-opening of Minneapolis' Third Avenue Bridge delayed to next year
More frustration for travelers.
Minnesota redistricting announcement expected Tuesday
Many observers speculate a five-judge panel will release the new legislative and congressional district maps next week. The court panel is now responsible for the maps because the GOP-controlled legislature and DFL Gov. Mark Dayton failed to agree on the new maps. Redistricting is required every 10 years to keep nearly the same number of people in each district.
Today is deadline for Republican, Democratic parties to turn in their redistricting ideas
A special court panel will likely have to decide how to redraw the districts because Dayton and Republican legislators probably won't agree on a plan. Every 10 years the state redraws the boundaries to account for population changes in the Census.
Legal bills for Minnesota's redistricting battle: $628,000
When Minnesota's political parties were unable to agree on new political boundaries, they went to court ... and now the bills are coming due. Democrats, Republicans, and citizens who joined the lawsuit are seeking reimbursement of $628,000 in legal costs. A panel appointed by the state Supreme Court eventually handled the redistricting.
Is Minnesota's redistricting playing a role in Bachmann's campaign?
The Associated Press reports the court panel assigned with redrawing the state's political boundaries won't rule until late February -- a point where the Republican Congresswoman should know if its time to abandon her presidential campaign if her placement in the polls don't improve.
Minnesota's political redistricting keeps candidates in limbo
Forum Communications reports candidates may be raising some money now, but are ultimately waiting to see how districts shake up after the new political maps are completed in February before tossing their hat into the ring.
Courts set timeline for Minnesota's redistricting battle
The five-judge redistricting panel appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court released an outline Thursday. All parties must have their proposed maps to the court next month. The court will then have a hearing on the plans in January.
After redistricting, which way does your district lean?
With the new state House and Senate district lines in place, MinnPost has mapped the political leaning of each district based on average precinct results from the three most recent elections: 2006, 2008 and 2010.
Panel tells FDA risks of Medtronic heart device outweigh benefits
The news is a blow for Medtronic and investors, who expected big things from an experimental device that uses extreme heat to regulate heartbeat. Medtronic bought the company that developed the device for $225 million in 2009. The panel's recommendation isn't the final say, but the FDA will take it under consideration.
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