Public hearings Tuesday and Wednesday evening will give the public one last chance to weigh in on new ward maps for the city of Minneapolis.
These maps are being created by an independent commission, unlike legislative and congressional maps. The current proposal calls for the first-ever 'Somali ward,' in addition to two additional wards where minorities would be the majority of the population.
Does a Somali ward signal an increase in political power for the community? MPR News reporter Curtis Gilbert joins The Daily Circuit Tuesday to talk about that and other ward map issues.