The Ocho holds its own

Moments ago U.S. Census data for Minnesota was released, including specifics related to Congressional and legislative redistricting. Long story short, Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District did not change population much. Analysis indicates it only needs 2,649 more people to be balanced properly with state population. That’s just one small town annexed from the 6th CD, for instance. The 6th, in south central Minnesota, gained the most in population and will be shedding territory on all sides.

What this means is that whole-scale reorganization of the 8th CD is less likely than before, unless the legislature or state judicial system decide to make an exceptionally bold revision of the state’s districts. I’m still digging into the legislative redistricting implications. I expect to see some hungry, hungry districts on the Iron Range.

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