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Suburbs take seats from rural Minnesota, Bachmann says she'll run in new 6th District


ST. PAUL -- The long trend of rural Minnesota losing lawmakers continued today as five judges released new U.S. House and state legislative maps that reflect fast growth in Twin Cities suburbs.

Even so, in the U.S. House districts released today, the judges kept the districts fairly close to current boundaries. Three congressional districts are mostly rural and the other five are mostly suburban or urban.

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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.