Election judge Marcus Singleton, left, and Salma Abdirahman, right, helped a voter at the Brian Coyle Community Center on primary election day, Tuesda

Voter turnout, enthusiasm high for Minnesota primary election

Polls are open around the state until 8 p.m. as voters narrow the field of candidates for governor, U.S. Senate, Congress, and other seats.
Voters made their way to the Precinct 3 voting site at Mendota Elementary School on primary election day, Tuesday, August 14, 2018 in Mendota Heights,
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What to watch for today, where to vote in Minnesota primary elections

9:24am
All signs point to high voter interest and turnout this year. Here's what you need to know going into the primary elections.
Tuesday is primary day in Minnesota.
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Minnesota House primary elections 'critical' for DFLers, GOP

August 13
For both parties, having strong candidates advance to the November general election is important. Republicans have the majority in both the state House and Senate and are determined to retain control of the Legislature — particularly with an unpredictable governor's race. DFLers, however, say they see a path to flip 11 seats and take over the House.
In lead-up to primary, Minnesota's nationally-watched congressional races bring in millions
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In lead-up to primary, Minnesota's nationally-watched congressional races bring in millions

July 17
No state is home to more toss-up congressional races than Minnesota. The Third District has already surpassed the $6M mark for fundraising, and the suddenly-open Fifth is heating up.
Who's running for Minnesota governor, U.S. House and Senate in 2018?
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Who's running for Minnesota governor, U.S. House and Senate in 2018?

August 13
With the governor's office, both U.S. senators and all eight U.S. House seats on the ballot in November, Minnesota is shaping up to be Ground Zero in a this year's high-stakes midterm elections.
DFL and GOP candidates shook hands at the end of the forum. All five leading candidates for governor - Republicans Tim Pawlenty and Jeff Johnson, and
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Days before primary, Minn. voters are split and energized

August 12
An open governor's race, two U.S. Senate campaigns and multiple competitive U.S. House races make Minnesota a critical battleground.
U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison
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U.S. Rep. Ellison denies allegation of domestic violence

August 13
The alleged incident between Keith Ellison and Karen Monahan came to light Saturday night after her son posted about it on Facebook. Ellison responded Sunday in a statement.
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Another ex-staffer for Lori Swanson says she did political work

August 11
The DFL gubernatorial candidate's campaign says the accusers are politically motivated.
National

Midwest primaries test Trump appeal against 'blue wave'

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Democrats are fighting to beat back Republican gains across the Midwest as the 2018 primary season roars through Wisconsin and Minnesota, two states where President Donald Trump's appeal among working-class voters threatens to upend decadeslong political trends this fall and beyond.