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FIFTH MEETING - Redistricting

2011-2012 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

REDISTRICTING

MINUTES

Representative Sarah Anderson, Chair of the Redistricting Committee, called the meeting to order at 11:00 AM on February 18, 2011 in the Hermantown City Hall.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

ANDERSON, Sarah, Chair
FABIAN, Dan, Vice Chair
CLARK, Karen
HORTMAN, Melissa
MURPHY, Mary
POPPE, Jeanne
SCOTT, Peggy

Members excused:
DAUDT, Kurt
GAROFALO, Pat
HOPPE, Joe
LOON, Jenifer
MARQUART, Paul


A quorum was present.

Representative Murphy welcomed the audience to the redistricting meeting
Committee members were introduced.
Chairman Anderson provided introductory remarks and a brief overview of the redistricting process.

Presentation by Matt Gehring, House Research. Presentation on City and County Redistricting, and Demographic Shifts in North Eastern Minnesota.

Presentation by Drew Digby, DEED Regional Analyst. Presentation on Labor Force and Economic Changes in Northeast Minnesota from 2000 to 2010.
Presentation by Sandy Layman, presentation on economic development in the Iron Range.

Public Testimony:
JoAnne Fay, resident Duluth, MN.
Ron Dicklich, resident Pengilly, MN.
Don Bye, resident Pequot Lakes, MN.
Allen Netland, resident Duluth, MN.
Peg Sweeney, St. Louis County Commissioner.
Wayne Pulford, resident Proctor, MN.
Steve O'Neil, St. Louis County Commissioner.
Bob Tammen, resident Soudan, MN.
Greg Knutson, resident Hoyt Lakes, MN.
Cathy Schoyler, resident Duluth, MN.
Brent Pykkonen, resident Esko, MN.
Dan Urshan, resident Duluth, MN.
Pete Stauber, resident Hermantown, MN.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:24 PM.




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REP. SARAH ANDERSON, CHAIR



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Kate Hensing
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

1. Matt Gehring: City and County Redistricting 2. Matt Gehring: Demographic shifts in North Eastern Minnesota 3. Drew Digbe: DEED Regional Analyst 4. Jim Skurla: University of Minnesota Duluth Bureau of Business & Economic Research

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