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                            CHAPTER 406-S.F.No. 2199 
                  An act relating to elections; codifying the 
                  congressional district plan adopted by the Minnesota 
                  special redistricting panel; proposing coding for new 
                  law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 2; repealing 
                  Minnesota Statutes 1992, sections 2.741; 2.751; 2.761; 
                  2.771; 2.781; 2.791; 2.801; and 2.811.  
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  [2.742] [FIRST DISTRICT.] 
           The first congressional district consists of: 
           (1) the counties of Blue Earth, Dodge, Faribault, Fillmore, 
        Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, 
        Wabasha, Waseca, and Winona; 
           (2) that portion of Dakota county consisting of the cities 
        of Hampton, Miesville, New Trier, Northfield, and Randolph; the 
        townships of Castle Rock, Douglas, Eureka, Greenvale, Hampton, 
        Randolph, Sciota, and Waterford; and that portion of Ravenna 
        township lying south of a line described as follows:  commencing 
        at the intersection of the western boundary of Ravenna township 
        and County Road 68, easterly along County Road 68 to Orluck Way, 
        southerly and easterly along Orluck Way to Orono Trail, 
        southeasterly along Orono Trail to Otero Avenue, northerly along 
        Otero Avenue to County Road 68, easterly along County Road 68 to 
        Ravenna Trail, southerly along Ravenna Trail to 205th Street 
        East, easterly along 205th Street East to Rowan Avenue, 
        northerly along Rowan Avenue to 202nd Street East, and easterly 
        along 202nd Street East to the eastern boundary of Ravenna 
        township; 
           (3) that portion of Le Sueur county consisting of the 
        cities of Cleveland, Elysian, Kasota, Kilkenny, Le Center, 
        Montgomery, and Waterville; the townships of Cleveland, Cordova, 
        Elysian, Kasota, Kilkenny, Lexington, Montgomery, Sharon, 
        Washington, and Waterville; and that portion of Lanesburgh 
        township lying east and south of a line described as follows:  
        commencing at the intersection of the southern boundary of 
        Lanesburgh township and County Road 30, northerly along County 
        Road 30 to County Road 28, easterly along County Road 28 to the 
        Chicago and Northwestern railroad tracks, northerly along the 
        Chicago and Northwestern railroad tracks to County Road 145, and 
        easterly along County Road 145 to the eastern boundary of 
        Lanesburgh township; 
           (4) that portion of Nicollet county consisting of the 
        cities of Mankato and North Mankato and Belgrade township; and 
           (5) that portion of Scott county consisting of the cities 
        of Elko and New Market and New Market township. 
           Sec. 2.  [2.752] [SECOND DISTRICT.] 
           The second congressional district consists of: 
           (1) the counties of Big Stone, Brown, Carver, Chippewa, 
        Cottonwood, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, 
        McLeod, Martin, Meeker, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, 
        Renville, Rock, Sibley, Swift, Watonwan, and Yellow Medicine; 
           (2) that portion of Hennepin county consisting of the city 
        of Chanhassen; 
           (3) that portion of Le Sueur county not included in the 
        first congressional district; 
           (4) that portion of Nicollet county not included in the 
        first congressional district; 
           (5) that portion of Scott county consisting of the cities 
        of Belle Plaine, Jordan, New Prague, Prior Lake, and Shakopee; 
        and the townships of Belle Plaine, Blakeley, Cedar Lake, Credit 
        River, Helena, Jackson, Louisville, St. Lawrence, Sand Creek, 
        and Spring Lake; 
           (6) that portion of Stearns county consisting of the cities 
        of Eden Valley and Paynesville and Paynesville township; and 
        that portion of Eden Lake township lying west and south of a 
        line described as follows:  commencing at the intersection of 
        the southern boundary of Eden Lake township and the Soo Line 
        railroad tracks, northwesterly along the Soo Line railroad 
        tracks to 150th Street, westerly along 150th Street to 248th 
        Avenue, northerly along 248th Avenue to 153rd Street, and 
        westerly along 153rd Street and its extension to the western 
        boundary of Eden Lake township; and 
           (7) that portion of Wright county consisting of the cities 
        of Albertville, Annandale, Buffalo, Clearwater, Cokato, Delano, 
        Howard Lake, Maple Lake, Monticello, Montrose, St. Michael, 
        South Haven, and Waverly; and the townships of Albion, Buffalo, 
        Chatham, Clearwater, Cokato, Corinna, Frankfort, Franklin, 
        French Lake, Maple Lake, Marysville, Middleville, Monticello, 
        Otsego, Rockford, Silver Creek, Southside, Stockholm, Victor, 
        and Woodland. 
           Sec. 3.  [2.762] [THIRD DISTRICT.] 
           The third congressional district consists of: 
           (1) that portion of Dakota county consisting of the city of 
        Burnsville and that portion of the city of Lakeville lying north 
        and west of a line described as follows:  commencing at the 
        intersection of the western boundary of the city of Lakeville 
        and 185th Street West, easterly along 185th Street West to 
        Kenyon Avenue, northerly along Kenyon Avenue to Steven Lane, 
        northwesterly along Steven Lane to 172nd Street West, easterly 
        along 172nd Street West to Kenwood Trail, southeasterly along 
        Kenwood Trail to Interstate Highway 35, northerly along 
        Interstate Highway 35 to an extension of 165th Street West, 
        easterly along the extension and 165th Street West to Jaguar 
        Avenue, northerly along Jaguar Avenue to 162nd Street West, 
        easterly along 162nd Street West to Isleton Trail, and 
        northeasterly along Isleton Trail to the northern boundary of 
        the city of Lakeville; 
           (2) that portion of Hennepin county consisting of the 
        cities of Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, 
        Corcoran, Dayton, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Excelsior, 
        Greenfield, Greenwood, Hanover, Hopkins, Independence, Long 
        Lake, Loretto, Maple Grove, Maple Plain, Medicine Lake, Medina, 
        Minnetonka, Minnetonka Beach, Minnetrista, Mound, Orono, Osseo, 
        Plymouth, Rockford, Rogers, St. Bonifacius, Shorewood, Spring 
        Park, Tonka Bay, Wayzata, and Woodland; Hassan township; and 
        that portion of the city of Edina lying south and west of a line 
        described as follows:  commencing at the intersection of the 
        eastern boundary of the city of Edina and West 66th Street, 
        westerly along West 66th Street to France Avenue, northerly 
        along France Avenue to State Highway 62, westerly along State 
        Highway 62 to State Highway 100, northerly along State Highway 
        100 to an extension of Valley View Road, westerly along the 
        extension and Valley View Road to Clover Ridge, northerly and 
        westerly along Clover Ridge to Tingdale Avenue, northerly along 
        Tingdale Avenue to West 60th Street, westerly along West 60th 
        Street to Hansen Road, northerly along Hansen Road to Benton 
        Avenue, westerly along Benton Avenue to the Soo Line railroad 
        tracks, northeasterly along the Soo Line railroad tracks to 
        Hansen Road, northerly along Hansen Road to the NSP power 
        transmission line, northerly along the NSP power transmission 
        line to a line at right angles to the southern end of Oxford 
        Avenue, easterly along the line to Oxford Avenue, northerly 
        along Oxford Avenue to Division Street, westerly along Division 
        Street to the NSP power transmission line, and northerly along 
        the NSP power transmission line to the northern border of the 
        city of Edina; 
           (3) that portion of Scott county consisting of the city of 
        Savage; and 
           (4) that portion of Wright county not included in the 
        second congressional district. 
           Sec. 4.  [2.772] [FOURTH DISTRICT.] 
           The fourth congressional district consists of:  
           (1) Ramsey county; 
           (2) that portion of Dakota county consisting of the cities 
        of Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul, Sunfish 
        Lake, and West St. Paul; and that portion of the city of Inver 
        Grove Heights lying north of a line described as follows:  
        commencing at the intersection of the western boundary of the 
        city of Inver Grove Heights and Upper 55th Street East, easterly 
        along Upper 55th Street East to Babcock Trail, southerly along 
        Babcock Trail to 70th Street East, easterly along 70th Street 
        East to Blaine Avenue, northerly along Blaine Avenue to 65th 
        Street East, easterly along 65th Street East to Buckley Way, 
        easterly along Buckley Way to Cahill Avenue, southerly along 
        Cahill Avenue to 70th Street East, easterly along 70th Street 
        East to Carleda Avenue, northerly along Carleda Avenue to 69th 
        Street East, easterly along 69th Street East to Carmen Avenue, 
        northerly along Carmen Avenue to 68th Street East, easterly 
        along 68th Street to Cloman Avenue, southerly along Cloman 
        Avenue to 69th Street East, westerly along 69th Street East to 
        Cleve Avenue, southerly along Cleve Avenue to 70th Street East, 
        and easterly along 70th Street East to the northern boundary of 
        the city of Inver Grove Heights; and 
           (3) that portion of Hennepin county consisting of the city 
        of St. Anthony. 
           Sec. 5.  [2.782] [FIFTH DISTRICT.] 
           The fifth congressional district consists of that portion 
        of Hennepin county not included in the second, third, or fourth 
        congressional district. 
           Sec. 6.  [2.792] [SIXTH DISTRICT.] 
           The sixth congressional district consists of: 
           (1) the counties of Anoka and Washington; and 
           (2) that portion of Dakota county not included in the 
        first, third, or fourth congressional district. 
           Sec. 7.  [2.802] [SEVENTH DISTRICT.] 
           The seventh congressional district consists of: 
           (1) the counties of Becker, Beltrami, Clay, Clearwater, 
        Douglas, Grant, Hubbard, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, 
        Marshall, Norman, Otter Tail, Pennington, Polk, Pope, Red Lake, 
        Roseau, Stevens, Todd, Traverse, Wadena, and Wilkin; 
           (2) that portion of Benton county consisting of the cities 
        of Rice, St. Cloud, Sartell, and Sauk Rapids; and the townships 
        of Graham, Langola, Mayhew Lake, Minden, Sauk Rapids, and Watab; 
           (3) that portion of Morrison county consisting of the 
        cities of Bowlus, Elmdale, Flensburg, Motley, Randall, Sobieski, 
        Swanville, and Upsala; and the townships of Culdrum, Cushing, 
        Darling, Elmdale, Green Prairie, Motley, Parker, Pike Creek, 
        Rail Prairie, Rosing, Scandia Valley, Swan River, Swanville, and 
        Two Rivers; 
           (4) that portion of Sherburne county consisting of the city 
        of St. Cloud, Haven township, and that portion of Palmer 
        township lying within a line described as follows:  commencing 
        at the intersection of the southern boundary of Palmer township 
        and 115th Avenue, northerly along 115th Avenue to 57th Street, 
        westerly along 57th Street to 98th Avenue, northerly along 98th 
        Avenue to 50th Street, easterly and northeasterly along 50th 
        Street to 105th Avenue, northeasterly along 105th Avenue to 
        County Road 48, easterly along County Road 48 to the eastern 
        boundary of Palmer township, and northerly, westerly, southerly, 
        and easterly along the boundary of Palmer township to the point 
        of origin; and 
           (5) that portion of Stearns county not included in the 
        second congressional district. 
           Sec. 8.  [2.812] [EIGHTH DISTRICT.] 
           The eighth congressional district consists of the counties 
        of Aitkin, Carlton, Cass, Chisago, Cook, Crow Wing, Isanti, 
        Itasca, Kanabec, Koochiching, Lake, Mille Lacs, Pine, and St. 
        Louis, and those portions of Benton, Morrison, and Sherburne 
        counties not included in the seventh congressional district. 
           Sec. 9.  [2.91] [REDISTRICTING PLANS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [DISTRIBUTION.] Upon enactment of a 
        redistricting plan for the legislature or for congress, the 
        legislative coordinating commission shall deposit the plan with 
        the secretary of state.  The secretary of state shall provide 
        copies of the relevant portions of the redistricting plan to 
        each county auditor, who shall provide a copy of the relevant 
        portions of the plan to each municipal clerk within the county.  
        The secretary of state, with the cooperation of the commissioner 
        of administration, shall make copies of the plan file, maps, and 
        tables available to the public for the cost of publication.  The 
        revisor of statutes shall code a metes and bounds description of 
        the districts in Minnesota Statutes. 
           Subd. 2.  [CORRECTIONS.] The legislature intends that a 
        redistricting plan encompass all the territory of this state, 
        that no territory be omitted or duplicated, that all districts 
        consist of convenient contiguous territory substantially equal 
        in population, and that political subdivisions not be divided 
        more than necessary to meet constitutional requirements.  
        Therefore, in implementing a redistricting plan for the 
        legislature or for congress, the secretary of state, after 
        notifying the legislative coordinating commission and the 
        revisor of statutes, shall order the following corrections: 
           (a) If a territory in this state is not named in the 
        redistricting plan but lies within the boundaries of a district, 
        it is a part of the district within which it lies. 
           (b) If a territory in this state is not named in the 
        redistricting plan but lies between the boundaries of two or 
        more districts, it is a part of the contiguous district having 
        the smallest population. 
           (c) If a territory in this state is assigned in the 
        redistricting plan to two or more districts, it is part of the 
        district having the smallest population. 
           (d) If a territory in this state is assigned to a district 
        that consists of other territory containing a majority of the 
        population of the district but with which it is not contiguous, 
        the territory is a part of the contiguous district having the 
        smallest population. 
           (e) If the description of a district boundary line that 
        divides a political subdivision is ambiguous because a highway, 
        street, railroad track, power transmission line, river, creek, 
        or other physical feature or census block boundary that forms 
        part of the district boundary is omitted or is not properly 
        named or has been changed, or because a compass direction for 
        the boundary line is wrong, the secretary of state shall add or 
        correct the name or compass direction and resolve the ambiguity 
        in favor of creating districts of convenient, contiguous 
        territory of substantially equal population that do not divide 
        political subdivisions more than is necessary to meet 
        constitutional requirements. 
           Subd. 3.  [NOTICE OF CORRECTIONS.] The secretary of state 
        shall provide a copy of each correction order to each affected 
        county auditor, municipal clerk, and candidate. 
           Subd. 4.  [RECOMMENDATIONS TO LEGISLATURE.] The secretary 
        of state and the revisor of statutes shall recommend to the 
        legislature any additional technical corrections to the 
        redistricting plan they deem necessary or desirable. 
           Sec. 10.  [REPEALER.] 
           Minnesota Statutes 1992, sections 2.741; 2.751; 2.761; 
        2.771; 2.781; 2.791; 2.801; and 2.811, are repealed. 
           Sec. 11.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           This act is effective for the state primary election in 
        1994 and thereafter. 
           Presented to the governor April 8, 1994 
           Signed by the governor April 11, 1994, 2:52 p.m.

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