Legislators grapple with the fallout from the 2012 redistricting plan

St. Paul Pioneer Press (MN) - Monday, February 27, 2012
In 46 instances, Minnesota House and Senate incumbents are paired with other incumbents in the new redistricting. This leaves some legislators weighing whether to contest another incumbent, retire or run in another district. With DFL and Republican endorsing conventions coming in March and early April, the pressure is mounting for paired incumbents to decide what to do. 

Paired in new state Senate districts 

District 5: John Carlson, R- Bemidji; Tom Saxhaug, DFL- Grand Rapids. District 8: Bill Ingebrigtsen, R- Alexandria; Gretchen Hoffman, R-Vergas. District 17: Gary Kubly, DFL- Granite Falls; Joe Gimse, R-Willmar. District 23: Julie Rosen, R- Fairmont; Al DeKruif, R- Madison Lake. District 31: Michelle Benson, R- Ham Lake; Michael Jungbauer, R- East Bethel. District 39: Ted Lillie, R- Lake Elmo; Ray Vandeveer, R- Forest Lake. District 61: Ken Kelash, DFL- Minneapolis; Scott Dibble, DFL- Minneapolis. District 66: John Marty, DFL- Roseville; Mary Jo McGuire, DFL- Falcon Heights. 

Paired in new state House districts 

District 4B: Paul Marquart, DFL- Dilworth; Kent Eken, DFL-Twin Valley. 

District 5A: Larry Howes, R-Walker; John Persell, DFL- Bemidji. District 5B: Carolyn McElfatrick, R- Deer River; Tom Anzelc, DFL- Balsam Township. 

District 8B: Mary Franson, R- Alexandria; Mark Murdock, R- Ottertail. 

District 11B: Roger Crawford, R- Mora; Bill Hilty, DFL- Finlayson. District 17A: Lyle Koenen, DFL- Clara City; Andrew Falk, DFL- Murdock. District 18B: 

Glenn Gruenhagen, R- Glencoe; Ron Shimanski, R-Silver Lake. District 23B: 

Paul Torkelson, R- Nelson Township; Tony Cornish, R-Vernon Center. District 35B: Branden Petersen, R- Andover; Peggy Scott, R- Andover. District 38B: 

Carol McFarlane, R-White Bear Lake; Matt Dean, R- Dellwood. District 39A: 

Bob Dettmer, R- Forest Lake; Bob Barrett, R-Shafer. District 41A: Tom Tillberry, DFL- Fridley; Kate Knuth, DFL- New Brighton. District 61A: Frank Hornstein, DFL- Minneapolis; Marion Greene, DFL- Minneapolis. District 63B: Jean Wagenius, DFL- Minneapolis; Linda Slocum, DFL- Richfield. 

District 66A: Alice Hausman, DFL-St. Paul; Mindy Greiling, DFL- Roseville 

Source: Minnesota Special Redistricting Panel