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Redistricting chief becomes Minnesota Supreme Court justice

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ST. PAUL -- The judge who led a panel that redrew political district lines earlier this year soon will be Minnesota's first female African-American Supreme Court justice.

State Appeals Court Judge Wilhelmina Wright is Gov. Mark Dayton's pick to replace just-retired Justice Helen Meyer.

"I stand here on the shoulders of so many," Wright said after Dayton announced her appointment Monday.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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