Several hundred people were in line this morning at the Sibley Park voting station in south Minneapolis.
They covered three sides of a city block.
An election official, binder in hand, walked the line and checked to make sure folks were at their correct voting location, because polling locations for many voters in the area had changed because of redistricting.
Minnesota senators sharply questioned federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch during Wednesday's Supreme Court confirmation hearings, grilling him on whether he'd be protect the interests of ordinary people over corporations.
Other business groups like realtors, electric utility Xcel Energy Services, private colleges, tobacco giant Altria, Polymet Mining, health insurers and hospitals contributed to the overall total of $57.7 million to lobby the Legislature, the administration of Gov. Mark Dayton and Metro municipal governments.