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Stearns County is holding a county redistribution briefing

WAITE PARK — Stearns County holds a briefing on its responsibility to redraw district boundaries for the County Board of Commissioners.

Tuesday’s meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. at the Stearns County Service Center at 3301 County Road 138 in Waite Park

County officials provide a brief overview of what the redistribution process will look like, and you’re welcome to offer opinions or comments.

You are asked to sign up in advance to comment via email, and comments are limited to three minutes.

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