Minnesota Judicial Branch Special Redistricting Panel 2021

In an order dated June 30, 2021, the Minnesota Supreme Court appointed a special redistricting panel to hear and decide challenges to the validity of state legislative and congressional districts based on the 2020 Census.


2011 Redistricting

In an order dated June 30, 2021, Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie Gildea appointed a panel of five judges to hear cases related to legislative and congressional redistricting based on the 2020 Census.

The judges appointed to the panel are:
Honorable Louise D. Bjorkman, presiding judge
Honorable Diane B. Bratvold
Honorable Jay D. Carlson
Honorable Juanita C. Freeman
Honorable Jodi L. Williamson
 

Documents are posted in reverse chronological order, with the most recent document on top.

 

December 3, 2021

November 30, 2021

October 20, 2021

October 12, 2021

Septemer 29, 2021

September 24, 2021

​September 9, 2021

September 8, 2021

September 3, 2021

August 13, 2021

August 10, 2021

July 15, 2021

July 13, 2021

July 7, 2021

July 1, 2021

June 30, 2021

June 29, 2021

June 28, 2021

​June 24, 2021

June 23, 2021

February 2, 2021

Documents are posted in reverse chronological order, with the most recent document on top.


Ramsey County Case #62-CV-21-2213

April 27, 2021

April 26, 2021

Carver County Case #10-CV-21-127

 

March 15, 2021

February 19, 2021

Information about the Minnesota Special Redistricting Panel public hearings is available in an order issued on September 13, 2021.

Public hearings took place between October 11 and October 26, 2021.  Requests to make an oral presentation at a public hearing were due by Friday, September 24, 2021.  For information related to a specific hearing date or location, please visit the links below.  

Written statements were also accepted by the Panel and were due by Friday, October 29, 2021. Written statements made pursuant to the Order issued September 13, 2021, are available in electronic format by emailing lissa.finne@courts.state.mn.us

Special Redistricting Panel Public Hearing Information

October 11, 2021 - Woodbury

 

Monday, October 11, 2021
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


Woodbury Public Hearing List

Woodbury Hearing Transcript

Woodbury City Council Chamber
Woodbury City Hall
8301 Valley Creek Road
Woodbury, Minnesota  55125

The City Council Chamber is located on the second floor of Woodbury City Hall.

Free parking is available at a surface lot at Woodbury City Hall.
 

October 12, 2021 - Minneapolis


Tuesday, October 12, 2021
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


Minneapolis Public Hearing List

Minneapolis Hearing Transcript

Minneapolis Park Board Headquarters
Board Room
2117 West River Road North
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411

The Board Room is located on the second floor of the Minneapolis Park Board Headquarters.

Free parking is available at a surface lot at the Headquarters building.

October 13, 2021 - Shakopee


Wednesday, October 13, 2021
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


Shakopee Public Hearing List

Shakopee Hearing Transcript

Shakopee City Hall
Shakopee City Council Chamber
485 Gorman Street
Shakopee, Minnesota 55379

The Council Chamber is located on the first floor of Shakopee City Hall.

Free parking is available at a surface lot at City Hall.

October 14, 2021 - Saint Cloud/Waite Park


Thursday, October 14, 2021
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


Saint Cloud Public Hearing List

Saint Cloud Hearing Transcript

Stearns County Service Center - Waite Park
Stearns County Board Room
3301 County Road 138
Waite Park, Minnesota  56387

The hearing room is located on the main level of the Stearns County Service Center.

Free parking is available at a surface lot at the Service Center.

October 15, 2021 - Saint Paul


Friday, October 15, 2021
6:30 - 8:30 p.m


Saint Paul Public Hearing List

Saint Paul Hearing Transcript

Minnesota Judicial Center
Conference Room 230
25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155

Conference Room 230 is located on the second floor of the Minnesota Judicial Center.

Free parking is available on any level of the Centennial Ramp after 5:00 p.m. 

October 18, 2021 - Moorhead


Monday, October 18, 2021
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


Moorhead Public Hearing List

Moorhead Hearing Transcript

Hjemkomst Center
City Council Chamber
202 1st Avenue North
Moorhead, Minnesota  56560

The City Council Chamber is located on the main floor of the Hjemkomst Center.

Free parking is available at a surface lot at the Center.

October 19, 2021 - Duluth


Tuesday, October 19, 2021
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


Duluth Public Hearing List

Duluth Hearing Transcript

St. Louis County Courthouse
St. Louis County Board Room
100 North 5th Avenue West
Duluth, Minnesota  55802

The Board Room is located on the second floor of the St. Louis County Courthouse.

Free parking is available after 5:00 p.m. in the St. Louis County Parking Facility located on West 3rd Street behind the Courthouse.

October 20, 2021 - Worthington


Wednesday, October 20, 2021
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


Worthington Public Hearing List

Worthington Hearing Transcript

Worthington Event Center
Ballroom
1447 Prairie Drive
Worthington, Minnesota 56187

The ballroom is located on the main level of the Event Center.

Free parking is available at the surface lot at the Event Center.
 

October 21, 2021 - Rochester


Thursday, October 21, 2021
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


Rochester Public Hearing List

Rochester Hearing Transcript

Olmsted County Government Center
Olmsted County Courtroom 1
151 4th Street SE
Rochester, Minnesota 55904

Courtroom 1 is located on the fifth floor of the Government Center. 

Security Information:
Please note that all attendees will be subject to security screening at the entrance to the courthouse.  The screening station includes an x-ray machine for property carried by attendees including purses, briefcases, wallets, cell phones, keys, change, belts with metal belt buckles and so on.  Attendees will be required to place all those items into a plastic bin to be scanned and will then be prompted to walk through a metal detector.  Property, including bags and purses, will not be hand searched unless something is visible on the x-ray that needs further identification.

The following is a partial list of dangerous weapons and/or unauthorized items that are prohibited from the Olmsted County Government Center:
            Firearms, including pellet and BB guns                      Ammunition
            Explosives                                                                   Electronic Control Devices
            Martial Arts Weapons                                                 Knives, including pocket knives
            Batons                                                                         Brass Knuckles
            Mace or Personal Defense Sprays                               Flammable liquids
This list is not all inclusive.  Safety Screening Station Staff are authorized to use their discretion in not allowing items not included in the above mentioned list.  All items deemed dangerous weapons and unauthorized are subject to seizure by Law Enforcement personnel. 

Free public parking is available after 5:00 p.m. at metered spots in the lot at the Government  Center.

October 26, 2021 - Zoom Hearing


Tuesday, October 26, 2021
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 


Zoom Public Hearing List

Zoom Hearing Transcript
The Panel accepted written statements and plan proposals from the public.  Written statements were due by October 29, 2021, and plan proposals were due by November 30, 2021. Written statements and plan proposals submitted pursuant to the Order issued September 13, 2021, are available in electronic format by emailing lissa.finne@courts.state.mn.us. For all other inquiries, please use the contact information below.

Please contact the Special Redistricting Panel via U.S. Mail at
Minnesota Special Redistricting Panel
c/o Christa Rutherford, Clerk of Appellate Courts
305 Minnesota Judicial Center
25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155

or by email at stateredistrictingpanel@courts.state.mn.us