Lawmaker Proposes Bill To Allow MN Counties To Join South Dakota

(St. Paul, MN)  --  State Representative Jeremy Munson is proposing a bill that will lay down the framework for rural counties to secede from the state and join South Dakota. Munson says the state becomes more politically polarized every year and the metro politicians have shown us that rural Minnesotans are no longer represented by St. Paul. However, the process of seceding appears to be an uphill battle as counties would need to apply to U.S. congress for a state boundary change. Then a slew of two-third votes would be needed by the county and Congress before it can be on the ballot for the state's next general election.