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Grand Rapids Enterprise: Moving the stakes: Redistricting shifts Hubbard County's representation

Hubbard County's legislative and congressional delegates comment on the reshuffling of district boundaries that go into effect this election year.

 

February 25, 2022


"Welcome to Districts 7 and 8 The southern one-third of Hubbard County is now part of Congressional District 7, while the upper two-thirds is in Congressional District 8.

Before Feb. 15, Ernest Joseph Oppegaard-Peltier III, 33, of Bemidji, had been a candidate for northwestern Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District.

But then, at noon that day, new congressional boundaries for the state were released, with the western end of the 8th Congressional District pushing farther west to include Oppegaard-Peltier’s residence.

Now, Oppegaard-Peltier is running for the 8th District seat as a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party, Federal Election Commission filings show.

Oppegaard-Peltier, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa in North Dakota, believes he is best suited to represent a district that includes all seven of Minnesota Anishinaabe reservations."


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