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Minnesota’s political junkies and elected U.S. House Representatives are eagerly awaiting the release of redistricting lines approved by a five-judge panel later today.

According to the 2010 Census, more Minnesotans moved out of the cities and into the suburbs, causing massive shifts in population in some congressional districts.

Gary Gross breaks down the political landscape, but worthy of note are the opportunities for GOP candidates in districts long held by the DFL.

Representative Keith Ellison's 5th District, for instance, must increase by nearly 50,000 people, opening the door for Republican hopeful Chris Fields. Fields is a former Marine and has vowed to give Ellison a run for his nationwide influx of money.

For the complete story and information on a "Map Party" event being held in Bloomington, please click here: CDN

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