Rural Minnesota has lost representation at the state Capitol over the past few decades. According to an analysis from University of Minnesota-Crookston professor Jack Geller, there were more Twin Cities legislators in 2000 than ones from rural and outlying metropolitan statistical areas (like Rochester and Duluth) combined. Source: Jack Geller, University of Minnesota-Crookston
Minnesota Legislature: Shifting demographics mean less representation in St. Paul
BEMIDJI – Populations are shifting, but the total number of legislators going to St. Paul is not.
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