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Jeff Forester , Executive Director of Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates. Sarah Smith / Enterprise

Commentary: A teachable moment for our lakes

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BY Jeff forester

Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates

Election year means a deluge of commercials, robo calls, mail, e-mails and campaign literature on your door knob.


In Minnesota the 2010 census triggered a redrawing of the state's district lines throwing every House and Senate seat up for re-election and increasing the intensity of election fever. But redistricting also created an once-in-a-decade opportunity.

This is what they call a teachable moment.

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