Politics
November 7, 2018
Pete Stauber, Republican candidate for Minnesota's Eighth Congressional District

Republican Stauber wins fight for open U.S. House seat over Radinovich

Stauber becomes the second Republican to hold the seat in 71 years.
Politics
November 7, 2018
Rep. Collin Peterson

DFLer Peterson re-elected to U.S. House in Seventh District seat he's held since 1991

Longtime U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson on Tuesday won re-election over Republican Dave Hughes to represent a largely rural and right-of-center district that blankets much of…
Politics
November 7, 2018
Rep. Tom Emmer gave his victory speech.

U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer wins third term in Minnesota's Sixth District by wide margin

He easily won a third term against Democratic challenger Ian Todd, a first-time candidate and Air Force veteran.
Politics
November 7, 2018
Rep. Betty McCollum, DFL, Minnesota's Fourth Congressional District

DFLer McCollum wins 10th term to U.S. House from Minnesota's Fourth District

She defeated two repeat challengers to keep the seat she's held in Congress for nearly two decades.
Politics
November 7, 2018
Angie Craig spoke to supporters after winning the 2nd congressional district on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at an election party for her at the Lone Oa

DFLer Craig unseats GOP's Lewis in Minnesota's Second District

Craig defeated the freshman congressman in the Second Congressional District after losing to him two years ago.
Politics
November 7, 2018
The race for Hennepin County sheriff pits challenger Dave Hutchinson against incumbent Rich Stanek.

Dave Hutchinson narrowly leads Rich Stanek in race for Hennepin sheriff

A historic election was seen Tuesday night in Hennepin County, where residents elected their first commissioners of color and a first-time candidate was leading in a bid to unseat Sheriff Rich Stanek.
Election
November 7, 2018
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman was reelected Tuesday evening over challenger Mark Haase.

Mike Freeman holds on to Hennepin County Attorney's office in tight race

Mike Freeman was re-elected as Hennepin County attorney, besting his…
Eat & Drink
November 7, 2018
Tilia owner Steven Joel Brown offered wine to customers Chelsey Ireland, left, and Claire Fechter in this 2018 file photo. Brown said a Minneapolis ch

Minneapolis voters say yes to neighborhood cocktails

Minneapolis voters tossed out a decades-old liquor restriction in its charter that will now make it easier for neighborhood restaurants to serve cocktails.
Politics
November 7, 2018
Tim Walz wins Minnesota governor's race

Tim Walz wins Minnesota governor's race

Tim Walz and Peggy Flanagan won the gubernatorial race.
West Metro
November 7, 2018

Richfield elects Maria Regan Gonzalez, the first Latina mayor in the state

Regan Gonzalez, 33, ran unopposed after incumbent Pat Elliott announced he wouldn't seek re-election this year.
Politics
November 7, 2018
Ilhan Omar, flanked by family, delivers her victory speech on Tuesday night.

Ilhan Omar promises to bring progressive fight to Washington

State Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Democrat, defeated Republican Jennifer Zielinski in the race to represent the state's Fifth District, which spans Minneapolis, Edina, Richfield, Golden Valley and other suburbs.
Politics
November 7, 2018
Dave Allmann, left, and Andy Hayden watched early returns Tuesday night at the Republican Party of Minnesota’s election gathering in Bloomington.

GOP folds up the big tent and unfurls its banner as the party of Trump

In some respects, the strategy appeared to have worked. But some Republicans apparently paid a price, too.
South Metro
November 7, 2018

Change afoot in West St. Paul, along with battles for Dakota, Scott boards

The West St. Paul elections capped a year in which the city manager resigned under pressure from some council members.
North Metro
November 7, 2018

Mayoral battles in Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, and a change on the Anoka County Board

Mandy Meisner of Fridley will become the first person of color on the Anoka County Board, defeating Sean Broom.
Minneapolis
November 7, 2018

Twin Cities metro districts win in high-stakes school levy votes

The message was direct, “Vote Yes for Kids,” and on Tuesday, the people of Minneapolis and St. Paul delivered for their school districts. Voters backed…
Politics
November 7, 2018
Ellison wins hotly contested attorney general's race

Ellison wins hotly contested attorney general's race

Keith Ellison won the Attorney General seat over Doug Wardlow
Politics
November 6, 2018
The Minnesota Capitol

Democrats head for majority in Minnesota House as GOP concedes

Republicans hung on to their majority in the state Senate.
Politics
November 6, 2018

U.S. House balance also shifts in state

Minnesota congressional races showed a state facing a political realignment, with Democrats winning the suburbs and Republicans faring better in greater Minnesota. Democrats Dean Phillips…
Politics
November 6, 2018
Ilhan Omar delivers her victory speech to supporters in a packed ballroom.

Enthusiasm, worry drive brisk midterm turnout in Minnesota

The mood was muted, with many voters lamenting the country's deepening political divide.
Politics
November 6, 2018
U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer gives victory speech

U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer gives victory speech

The Republican easily won a third term against Democratic challenger Ian Todd, a first-time candidate and Air Force veteran.