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Courts set to begin Minn. redistricting hearings

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ST. PAUL -- Five judges on Tuesday begin hearing Minnesotans' opinions about fair congressional and legislative districts, a topic that surfaces every 10 years but is little understood by the public.

"Maps should be drawn around people, not politicians," said Mike Dean, executive director of Common Cause Minnesota. "For too long, the redistricting process has been controlled by politicians and political parties."

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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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