Brown County Redistricting 02 May 12

The Brown County Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a redistricting plan for the county following a public hearing on the issue. Redistricting is required every 10 years based on Census results. Each of Brown County’s 5 districts now has approximately 5,000 residents. District 1 is entirely in New Ulm, and includes Precincts 1 and 2 of Ward 1 and Precinct 1 of Ward 4. District 2 includes Precinct 1 of Ward 3 and Precinct 2 of Ward 4 in New Ulm as well as Cottonwood, Linden, Sigel and Milford Townships. Brown County District 3 is also entirely in New Ulm, and encompasses Precincts 1 and 2 of Ward 2 and Precinct 2 of Ward 3. District 4 includes the cities of Sleepy Eye and Evan along with Eden, Home, Prairieville and Stark Townships, and District 5 includes Springfield, Hanska, Comfrey, and Cobden as well as Albin, Bashaw, Burnstown, Lake Hanska, Leavenworth, Mulligan, North Star, and Stately Townships. Commissioners for each district serve 4-year terms. Commissioners Dick Seeboth, Jim Berg and Scott Windschitl will be up for re-election this November.