Local
November 8, 2018
Dean Phillips and Angie Craig defeated GOP incumbent U.S. Reps. Erik Paulsen and Jason Lewis, respectively, on Tuesday.

Minn. suburbs, like many in U.S., swing to Dems in election

The insurgency that swept Democrats into power in the U.S. House was led by suburban voters, both in the Twin Cities area and across the country.
State + Local
November 8, 2018
2018 Minnesota midterm election results

2018 Minnesota midterm election results

Results for key state races, the legislature, Congress' balance of power and local Minnesota municipal contests.
Local
November 7, 2018
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

In Wisconsin, Walker falls to lingering resentments and fresh impatience

After two terms, one recall attempt and a failed presidential bid, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was rejected Tuesday by voters weary of his ties to President Donald Trump, cuts to education and antagonism toward unions.
West Metro
November 7, 2018
Sheriff elect Dave “Hutch” Hutchinson, who pulled one of the biggest upsets of election night by narrowly defeating Hennepin County Sheriff Rich S

'A clean slate': Hutchinson claims victory over Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek

Hutchinson leads vote, but Stanek not conceding
Local
November 7, 2018
Ilhan Omar poses for a selfies with supporters after her victory Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Minneapolis. Omar is poised to become the first Somali-Amer

Midterm election full of firsts for Minnesota

First former refugee sent to Congress. First openly gay U.S. House member from Minnesota. First Muslim elected to a statewide office in Minnesota. First American Indian elected lieutenant governor nationwide. Minnesota voters ushered in a wave of firsts Tuesday.
Local
November 7, 2018
Governor-elect Tim Walz embraced running mate, Lt. Governor-elect Peggy Flanagan, as they took the stage for their acceptance speech Tuesday night at

Brooks: It's time to move on from campaigning to conversation

  Our government is divided and our electorate is divided and the 2018 attack ads and robocalls are still ringing in our ears. Good people…
Local
November 7, 2018
Voters cast ballots Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at Emerson Spanish Immersion School in Minneapolis, MN.] DAVID JOLES ï david.joles@startribune.comMid term

Nearly 2.6 million Minnesotans turn out, set midterm voting record in state

A record number of Minnesotans cast ballots this year, with nearly 2.6 million people participating in an election that cemented Democrats' hold on statewide offices.At…
East Metro
November 7, 2018

Ramsey County board has rare shake-up; sheriff showdowns in Ramsey, Washington counties

Political newcomer Trista MatasCastillo ousted longtime County Board Member Janice Rettman in a landslide.
November 7, 2018
Three-year-old Josef Kuzel placed the red "I Voted" sticker on his father Bryan Kuzel after he cast his vote at Somerset Elementary School, Tuesday, N

The Latest: Minnesota's Ilhan Omar enjoys another first

The Latest on Minnesota's elections (all times local):
Politics
November 7, 2018
President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Washington.

Trump, Democrats confront thorny life under divided Congress

Suddenly facing life under divided government, President Donald Trump and congressional leaders talked bipartisanship Wednesday but then bluntly previewed the fault lines to come. Trump threatened to go after House Democrats who try to investigate him, while Rep. Nancy Pelosi said her party would be "a check and balance" against the White House.
Politics
November 7, 2018
Attorney General-elect Keith Ellison shook a supporters hand after giving his acceptance speech at the DFL headquarters election party Tuesday night.

Ellison elected Minnesota attorney general after hotly contested race with Wardlow

DFLers Steve Simon, Julie Blaha complete sweep of state offices
State + Local
November 7, 2018
State + Local
November 7, 2018
Politics
November 7, 2018
Dean Phillips addressed supporters at his election night headquarters at the Hilton Bloomington.

Democrat Phillips defeats incumbent Paulsen in Minnesota's Third District

The race became Minnesota's most expensive House race, with the two candidates and outside groups spending $20 million.
Election
November 7, 2018
Governor elect Tim Walz took the stage for his acceptance speech Tuesday night at the DFL headquarters election night party in St. Paul.

Walz elected governor; Ellison wins A.G. race; Paulsen, Lewis fall

An up-to-the-minute roundup of results from the most important state and federal races in Minnesota and around the country.
Politics
November 7, 2018
Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith acknowledged their supporters Tuesday night after Smith's acceptance speech.

Amy Klobuchar easily wins third Senate term; Smith defeats Housley

But Republican victories in other states mean they'll still be in the chamber's minority.
Politics
November 7, 2018
Ilhan Omar delivered her victory speech Tuesday to supporters in a packed ballroom after she became the first Somali-American elected to Congress.

Ilhan Omar makes history, is first Somali-American elected to U.S. House

Omar and Michigan's Rashida Tlaib will become the first two Muslim women to serve in Congress.
Politics
November 7, 2018
Jim Hagedorn, GOP, is a candidate for Minnesota's First Congressional District seat

GOP's Jim Hagedorn wins Minnesota's First District seat on fourth try

Republican Jim Hagedorn was elected to Congress in southern Minnesota’s First District, defeating the DFL’s Dan Feehan in a fiercely contested race that was closely…
Politics
November 7, 2018
Governor-elect Tim Walz embraced running mate, Lt. Governor-elect Peggy Flanagan, as they took the stage for their acceptance speech Tuesday night at

Walz wins Minnesota governor's race, extending DFL control

The victory gives Democrats four more years in the governor's office following two terms by Gov. Mark Dayton.