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Some big guns recently recommended that Minnesota redistricting be done by an independent commission rather than by the state Legislature, which is otherwise preoccupied with fixing a $5 billion budget gap. Republicans in charge of the Legislature, however, want to retain that privilege, and there is little wonder why.

Every 10 years, after each U.S. Census, the state is redistricted into new voting districts to maintain the constitutional principle of “one man, one vote.” 

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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