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New maps guarantee new faces at Capitol

Published 02/24/2012, Alexandria Echo Press

Five judges guaranteed there will be plenty of new faces at the Minnesota Capitol next year. A five-judge panel Tuesday redrew legislative district maps, pairing 46 of the state’s 201 lawmakers and creating 23 seats with no incumbent. “That is a good positive thing for people who say they want to throw the incumbents out,” said Representative Mary Murphy, DFL-Hermantown, the lead House redistricting Democrat.

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