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Willmar's Republican Sen. Joe Gimse likes the district map and says he looks forward to campaigning there. Tribune photo by Don Davis

New legislative maps place some incumbents in same districts, scramble boundaries in west central region


WILLMAR -- New legislative maps have put two incumbent state House members and two incumbent state senators in the same districts in west central Minnesota.

Legislative and congressional district boundaries are redrawn every decade, based on new census figures. The special redistricting panel appointed by the Supreme Court released the new legislative and congressional maps on Tuesday.

All of the legislative districts in the area have new boundaries and new numbers.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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