Posted at 6:20 AM on February 21, 2012
by Paul Tosto
Filed under: Politics
At 1 p.m. today, a court-ordered state panel unveils its plan to redraw Minnesota's legislative and congressional boundaries, setting in motion changes that will reshape Minnesota politics for a decade.
Driven by the 2010 Census data released in March, the changes could create some fascinating races for the fall, including a possible race between Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann and DFL Rep. Betty McCollum in a reconstructed Twin Cities district.
The task of redrawing the lines fell to the court-ordered panel after Gov. Mark Dayton and GOP lawmakers couldn't agree on a plan.
Today, we'll see the panel's work, including the redistricting order and the congressional and legislative district maps.