Minnesota keeps all 8 congressional districts by margin of 89 people

New York lost out as a result.
Author:
Publish date:

Minnesota will retain all eight of its congressional districts by the slim margin of 89 people, the U.S. Census Bureau revealed on Monday.

The Census Bureau revealed how recent demographic changes would impact representation in the U.S. House, with Minnesota at risk of losing a seat because it has been growing at a slower rate than other states.

In December, the state was estimated at being 25,554 people short of holding onto a seat, but as it turned out Minnesota finished just within the cutoff, getting the last seat available during reapportionment.

So close was the margin that if New York had reported 89 more people than it did, Minnesota would have lost one of its congressional seats, which would potentially have been one of the 7th or 8th Districts.

Minnesota may well have benefited from being one of the better states when it comes to Census returns, with its 75.1% Census response rate the highest in the nation.

Despite this, Minnesota's congressional districts will still need to be redrawn to reflect population changes, as happens every 10 years.

MPR News notes that the metro area has grown at a faster rate than rural areas in the past 10 years, so the districts must be redrawn to reflect that. If no agreement on the redrawing can be reached in the split Legislature, it will have to be determined by the courts.

Next Up

boys volleyball

Girls wrestling sanctioned as MSHSL activity; boys volleyball 2 votes shy

There will be section and state tournaments for girls-only wrestling next school year.

P.J. Fleck

Gopher players defend PJ Fleck after WCCO-TV report

"The public has made our statement," a U of M spokesperson said.

vaccine, covid

Twin Cities police investigating COVID vaccine thefts in viral videos

Videos of both incidents were recorded and shared online.

Guthrie theater

Guthrie to reopen to the public in July, shows resume this fall

The theater has been closed to the public for more than a year.

Target - good and gather plant based

Target is launching more than 30 new plant-based grocery products

All are part of the company's hit Good & Gather brand.

Roller Garden

Roller Garden to auction off skates, signs, arcade games and more

Many items from the beloved Roller Garden will be up for auction next month.

joseph ness booking photo

Charges: Chanhassen man fired hundreds of rounds, killing his sister

Six rifles, including AR-15 and AK-47 variants, were found inside the home.

police lights

Woman robbed and assaulted at gunpoint in Waite Park, police say

The incident occurred on Sunday at around 11:30 p.m.

pixabay - marijuana cannabis

Marijuana legalization: Minnesota House to vote Thursday

The "historic" vote on the House floor is set for Thursday afternoon.

Related

baby

Latest Census estimates suggest MN could lose congressional seat

Minnesota's population has grown, but not quickly enough.

CD4

Election 2020 preview: Minnesota's 4th Congressional District

In the 4th District, Republican challenger Gene Rechtzigel will take on incumbent Betty McCollum.

A Minnesota House race was decided by just 4 votes

That, and more interesting results from Tuesday's elections.

Michelle Fischbach to challenge Rep. Collin Peterson in CD-7

The former lieutenant governor is looking to unseat the Democrat.

pete stauber - qunn nystrom CD8

Election 2020 preview: Minnesota's 8th Congressional District

It's a race between incumbent Rep. Pete Stauber and Democratic challenger Quinn Nystrom.

Screen Shot 2020-10-22 at 8.13.55 AM

Election 2020 preview: Minnesota's 5th Congressional District

First-term incumbent Ilhan Omar will face Republican challenger Lacy Johnson.

Democrats takes control of the Minnesota House

It mirrored what happened at the national level.