New district lines will shake Minnesota's political foundation

Lots of lawmakers will have their noses in maps Tuesday. That's when a court-appointed panel will release the new boundaries of Minnesota's Congressional and legislative districts. The new lines will likely produce some places where more than one incumbent winds up in the same district.
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Lots of lawmakers will have their noses in maps Tuesday. That's when a court-appointed panel will release the new boundaries of Minnesota's Congressional and legislative districts. The new lines will likely produce some places where more than one incumbent winds up in the same district.

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