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Mon Mar 29, 2021, 01:02 PM

Minnesota State Rep. Proposes Some Counties Secede and Become Part of South Dakota

Under legislation recently introduced by one Minnesota Republican, some of the state's counties could choose to secede and become a part of South Dakota or other neighboring states.

Representative Jeremy Munson introduced a bill on March 25 that would create a constitutional amendment to allow counties to vote on whether to break away from Minnesota and join a nearby state: either South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa or Wisconsin.

Munson has created a petition on his campaign website to rally support for the bill, titled HF2423. As of Monday morning, the petition had garnered 6,475 signatures with the goal of gathering 10,000 names.

"Minnesota becomes more politically polarized every year and the metro politicians have shown us that rural Minnesotans are no longer represented by St Paul," the website page reads.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/minnesota-state-rep-proposes-some-counties-secede-and-become-part-of-south-dakota/ar-BB1f5prG?li=BBnb7Kz

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Reply Minnesota State Rep. Proposes Some Counties Secede and Become Part of South Dakota (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Mar 29 OP
brush Mar 29 #1
progree Mar 29 #2
LizBeth Mar 29 #3
TheRealNorth Mar 29 #4
Lulu KC Mar 29 #5
Mawspam2 Mar 29 #6
dflprincess Mar 29 #7
geardaddy Mar 30 #8

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 01:13 PM

1. What has caused so many republicans to lose their effin' minds?

Why is this fool wasting his and everyone else's time on this foolishness that will never, ever, ever, ever, never happen?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 01:27 PM

2. Analysis: No, western Minnesota won't leave for South Dakota. Here's why, MPR, 3/26/21

Last edited Mon Mar 29, 2021, 02:15 PM - Edit history (1)

by David Montgomery, Minnesota Public Radio

Minnesota saw a most unusual bill introduced Thursday at the Capitol: a constitutional amendment to let counties secede from the state.

Bill sponsor Rep. Jeremy Munson said he wanted to give western Minnesota a shot to leave the North Star state and join a new, larger South Dakota. In a tweet, Munson linked to his fundraising site and tagged South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem.

Munson, R-Lake Crystal, could have urged a union with North Dakota. But South Dakota's greater prominence over the past year as a state that has resisted lockdowns, masks and other anti-COVID-19 measures may have been the draw.

Clearly, this is a publicity stunt that isn't going anywhere. But we're all politics nerds here, myself especially. So rather than washing dishes Thursday night, I spent a few hours crunching the numbers on what it would mean if Munson's stunt actually came true.

Economically and demographically, itís not the marriage made in heaven that people might think.

More: https://www.mprnews.org/story/2021/03/26/anaylsis-no-western-minnesota-wont-leave-for-south-dakota-heres-why


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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 01:48 PM

3. Some of Mn go to SD. Some of Or go to Id. Texas go away. Democrats got this.

we will always have MN, OR and TX out of the congress. Silly Republicans.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 01:49 PM

4. I suggest that the Republicans should just all move to South Dakota

Get the fuck out if you hate it so much. I don't these assholes polluting the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers more than they already are.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 02:26 PM

5. Will they take New Kansas and New Missouri with them?

Please?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 04:16 PM

6. I got another proposal...

...MOVE traitor. No one's stopping you. GTFO and leave us be.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 08:25 PM

7. Given the amount of money St. Paul sends to rural Minnesota

I'm not sure why he thinks "rural Minnesotans are no longer represented by St Paul".

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Response to dflprincess (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 02:17 PM

8. Exactly.

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