Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District

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Minnesota’s 2nd congressional district covers the south Twin Cities metro area and contains all of Scott, Dakota, Goodhue, and Wabasha counties. It also contains part of northern and eastern Rice County including the city of Northfield, and southern Washington County including the city of Cottage Grove. Burnsville and Eagan are the largest cities in the district. Three of Minnesota’s most important rivers run through the district, the Mississippi River, the Minnesota River, and the St. Croix River. Interstate highways I-35 E and I-35 W merge in the district in addition to the north-south thoroughfares of U.S. Routes 169, 61, and 52 and the east-west Route 212. The suburban areas in the northern part of the district blend into the rural farmland in the south. The district's economy includes agriculture, small businesses, and large corporations. Some of the largest employers in the district are Thomson North American Legal, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, Northwest Airlines, 3M, Lockheed Martin, Cambria, and Red Wing Shoes. The district includes Pine Bend Refinery, the largest oil refinery in Minnesota, owned by Koch Industries. The 2nd District is also home to two private liberal arts colleges: St. Olaf and Carleton, both in Northfield. Minnesota's largest amusement park, Valleyfair, is in Shakopee, and Le Sueur, in the southwest part of the district, is the birthplace of the world famous Jolly Green Giant food products. (More from Freebase)

Senators

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Alan Franken Democrat 5 years in office

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Amy Klobuchar Democrat 7 years in office

Representative

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2nd District John Kline MyOC Group Republican 11 years in office

District Boundary Map

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