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UPDATE: Suburbs take seats from rural Minnesota in new legislative maps

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ST. PAUL -- New political district maps released today show little U.S. House change, but more in the Minnesota Legislature, where 46 of 201 lawmakers were put in districts with other incumbents.

For rural Minnesota, it was no surprise that congressional and legislative districts grew geographically as people moved to suburban districts as a five-judge panel struggled to keep the same population in each district.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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