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Esko student pitches county redistricting plan

The only person to propose a plan at Tuesday's county redistricting hearing was an Esko High School student. He was also the only person to get his plan in on time.

Senior Nathan Barta explained his proposal for redrawing the boundaries of Carlton County's five commissioner districts, pointing out his plan kept the districts close to dead even in population as tabulated by the 2020 Census.

As required by Minnesota state statute, county commissioners had called for a hearing on the redistricting issue during their board meeting April 12. Auditor/treasurer Kevin DeVriendt presented a handout at...

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