The final tally shows Democrat John Lehman defeated incumbent Republican Van Wanggaard by 834 votes, the Associated Press reports. A victory would give Democrats a one-seat majority in the Senate. Wanggaard has indicated he may challenge the final count in court.
The staggering rise of Minnesota's most famous lakes this spring
Imagine dumping Lake Minnetonka into Lake Superior 47 times.
Minnesota Senate shoots down latest marijuana legalization attempt
The bill didn't receive the required votes for further consideration on Wednesday.
Minneapolis wants to use $1M in federal cash to plant 200,000 trees
The goal is to have these trees planted by the year 2040.
MOA theater to debut wrap-around, 270-degree movie screen
The new technology will expand the movie screen onto the side walls of the theater auditorium.
Alcohol, no seatbelt possible factors in deadly southwest MN crash
The crash happened just before 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Target shares plunge on profit drop, as costs grow and customers spend less
First quarter profitability declines 52% year-over-year.
Driver ejected in fatal Roseville crash identified as 30-year-old
The crash temporarily shutdown westbound Highway 36.
Endorsed candidate's campaign video used antisemitic trope at MN GOP convention
The video aired before GOP-backed secretary of state candidate Kim Crockett's speech at the state party convention.
Brooklyn Center rejects plans for MN's first ever 'car vending machine'
The proposal by Carvana was rejected in a split vote.
Ex-cop Thomas Lane pleads guilty to manslaughter in George Floyd killing
The former Minneapolis police officer appeared in court on Wednesday morning.
2 dead after driver flees cop in Coon Rapids, crashes in Anoka
The double-fatal crash happened on Main Street near Ferry Street in Anoka.
Wisconsin recall campaign enters final stretch
Volunteers for Republican Governor Scott Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett were out in force and media ads are making their final pleas in the Wisconsin recall election. Voters head to the polls Tuesday. Gov. Walker told volunteers in Hudson he’s depending on them to move the state forward. Democratic challenger Barrett told a crowd in Superior Walker has sparked an ideological civil war that Barrett wants to end.
Thompson wins GOP primary battle for US Senate in Wisconsin
Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson won a four-way Republican primary for an open U.S. Senate seat in Wisconsin. Thompson will face Democratic Rep. Tammy Baldwin in the general election this fall. Democratic incumbent Sen. Herb Kohl is not running for his fifth-term.
'Fake' Democrats allowed on ballot in Wisconsin recall race
State election officials have rejected a challenge from Wisconsin Democrats that phony "protest" candidates should not be allowed to run in the Democratic Party primaries. A nonpartisan elections board said the government cannot investigate or make subjective judgements about candidates' political beliefs.
Recounts likely in 2 razor-thin state lawmaker wins
Election wins in at least two races for seats in the Minnesota Legislature are so slight that both appear to fall within the half-percent margin that automatically triggers a recount, Politics in Minnesota reports. State Rep. Mary Franson won by just a single vote, early tallies indicate. And Kevin Dahle had a slight edge over retired FBI agent and GOP candidate Michael Dudley, just 0.2 percent more than Dudley’s share of the vote.
State Senator Mike Parry challenging Walz for Congress
Parry is a first-term Republican from Waseca who has a background in business. Democrat Tim Walz has been elected to three Congressional terms by the First District, which spans southern Minnesota.
Analysis: Walker wins in Wisconsin
Gov. Scott Walker survived a highly contentious recall election in Wisconsin on Tuesday, defeating Democrat and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. What did the result say about Walker, his stand against public employee unions, big money vs. grassroots campaigning and what's next for the two parties?
Bills vows to take 'econ 101' to Senate
The Minnesota Republican Party selected Kurt Bills to challenge DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar for her U.S. Senate seat. He vows to help bring fiscal sanity to Washington. The high school economics teacher from Rosemount told GOP convention delegates he is like David fighting the Goliath of Klobuchar and other Washington Democrats. “I humbly ask you to send me to Washington to defeat the giants,” he said.
Poll shows Bachmann leading Graves; Dems consider race winnable
A new poll finds Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann with a lead of nine percentage points over her Democratic challenger, Jim Graves. It was released just after a national Democratic committee listed the contest as one of the party's best chances to capture a House seat now held by the GOP. Meanwhile, Bachmann maintains a big fund-raising advantage over her rival.
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