Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek issued a statement congratulating Dave Hutchinson and said the transition is underway. But a spokesman said the sheriff wasn't ready to discuss whether he would ask for a recount.
Minnesota's five new representatives are replacing members with 42 years of accumulated seniority and several influential committee assignments. "The more seniority you have, the bigger difference you're able to make," said retiring Rep. Rick Nolan.
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.
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.