Map: Redistricting Minnesota

By Justin Heideman & Bill Wareham
February 21, 2012

The U.S. Constitution requires political districts to be redrawn every 10 years following the Census. The redistricting process is designed to ensure that all districts have roughly equal population. Because the Minnesota Legislature and governor were unable to agree on a plan for new districts, a special panel appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court did the job. Here's a look at the district maps for the past decade and the new ones.

Existing Districts

2012 Districts

Incumbent address:   Republican representative address.   DFL representative address.
In some cases, the addresses on file with the legislature are a P.O. box or just a city name; in those cases the maps place the icon in the center of the jurisdiction, so they may not be valid for determining the district in which the incumbent lives. We have noted those cases in the icon info boxes.

Data provided by Minnesota Geographic Information Services.