Because of the shift in population documented by the 2000 Census, Minnesota lawmakers will decide on redrawn eight congressional district and 201 legislative district lines that better represent the proportion of the population. Suburbs will likely grow in political power, and rural Minnesota will likely lose some influence. Redistricting, however, is one of the most politically charged debates, since the decision will directly impact the future of the political parties in charge of making it.
Steven Schier, political analyst. Listen (3/19/02)
Analyst Wy Spano discusses redistricting (Midday 1/29/02)
The redistricting battle (Midday 3/28/01)
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