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The next day: Hillary Clinton speaks about the results

Even though Donald Trump is headed for the presidency, there are a number of Minnesota races that weren't called Tuesday night.

Good morning! We're back it it Wednesday, offering updates and local reaction to last night's election results – and keeping an eye on the ones that haven't come in yet. Refresh for the latest. 

10:42 a.m. – Clinton's speech

"Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and a chance to lead."

Those were some of the words from Hillary Clinton Wednesday morning, who gave what was essentially her concession speech from New York.

"I know how disappointed you feel, because I feel it too," she said. "This is painful, and it will be for a long time."

But she stressed her campaign wasn't about one person or one election – but helping America become a "hopeful, inclusive" place where all people have the chance to succeed. She also said the election showed "our nation is more deeply divided than we thought."

But that we "must accept this result" of the election, because that's part of the foundation America's democracy is built on.

Then she had a message she addressed to young Americans:

"I have, as Tim [Kaine] said, spent my entire adult life fight for what i believe in. I've had successes and I've had setbacks. Sometimes really painful ones. Many of you are at the beginning of your professional, public and political careers. You will have successes and setbacks too. This loss hurts. But please, never stop believing that fighting for what's right is worth it."

8:40 a.m. – The state of the state

Amid all the presidential and U.S. House talk is the Minnesota state Senate and House, and whether Democrats or Republicans would end up with control.

Well there might be a recount in the state Senate, but it looks like the GOP might have flipped it in their favor. And the Republicans widened their lead in the House.

So if you want the details on that, check out this story.

8:30 a.m. – Nevermind, Clinton will speak at 9:30 a.m.

8 a.m. – Clinton will speak at 8:30 a.m.

6:06 a.m. – Clinton apparently wins Minnesota

Minnesota officially voted for Clinton, it appears.

The Secretary of State, with all precincts in, says Clinton wound up with 46.51 percent of the vote, to Trump's 44.85 percent.

Clinton takes the state's 10 electoral votes ... not that it matters.

5:59 a.m. – Minnesota's U.S. House races

Minnesota had some key races for the U.S. House: Stewart Mills-Rick Nolan in the 8th Congressional District, Angie Craig-Jason Lewis in the 2nd, Terri Bonoff-Erik Paulsen in the 3rd.

But after all the hubbub, and all the counting late into the night, Minnesota's congressmen will basically look exactly like they did Tuesday morning. The only new face will come with the Republican Lewis in the 2nd – who is replacing the retiring Republican Rep. John Kline.

Check here for all the details.

5:06 a.m. – Minnesota leaning Clinton

Late into the night, Minnesota hadn't been called for either Trump or Clinton. As of 5 a.m., Minnesota still hadn't been called by organizations such as the Associated Press. Though Clinton held a slight lead, with the number of ballots left to count dwindling. Here's a snapshot from 5:06 a.m.

That's a margin of 48,324 votes with 98.86 percent of the precincts reporting (4,073 out of 4,120).

Minnesota hasn't voted for a Republican presidential candidate since 1972.

1:47 a.m. – President-elect Trump thanks supporters

"It's time for us to come together as one united people," Trump said early Wednesday morning, telling his supporters that Hillary Clinton called and congratulated him for his win. Trump also congratulated Clinton, and said we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her years of service to the country.

Trump went on to say he pledges "to be a president for all Americans."

1:32 a.m. – Hillary Clinton concedes the race, reports say

The Associated Press has called the race for Republican Donald Trump after he was the projected winner in Wisconsin, getting 276 electoral votes to Hillary Clinton's 218 votes.

A few states still haven't been called, including Minnesota, Michigan, Arizona, Alaska and New Hampshire.

For updates before this, click here.

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