State lawmakers are working on redistricting in Minnesota. East Grand Forks, Minnesota-based Senator Mark Johnson is involved in the process. “The House and Senate have been having hearings on redistricting across the state. The court is also doing a parallel process, because for the past 50 years, the court determines the final lines with input from the Legislature. We have until February 15 to do this and it will be interesting to see the impact on rural Minnesota.” As rural Minnesota’s population gets smaller, that means bigger districts and smaller representation in Saint Paul. “The proposals are all over the board right now and nothing is official. Our redistricting will be determined in 2022.”
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