A newly redistricted precinct map shows 3B is located entirely in the eastern half of Lake Calhoun — the biggest lake in Minneapolis. City Clerk Casey Carl says the watery precinct is the "unintentional result of a programming error" made in drawing new ward boundary lines during the redistricting process.
Barry Clegg is chairman of the Charter Commission, which draws the lines. Clegg tells the Star Tribunethe mapping software couldn’t draw a line around the edge of the lake without putting a census block in the wrong ward. He says it was supposed to be cleaned up for the final map, but never was.
___ Information from: Star Tribune.