East Metro
November 4, 2020
Jim Vue was elected to a full term on the St. Paul school board Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

Jim Vue wins in St. Paul school board race

Jim Vue, who has been serving as a St. Paul school board member on an interim basis, won the race Tuesday to fill the seat…
Minneapolis
November 4, 2020
Voters at the Brian Coyle Neighborhood Center in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis voters approve election changes for City Council

The referendum will allow the city to hold two council elections in four years.
Local
November 4, 2020
Anna Baish, a volunteer and student at the University of Minnesota, pushed a dolly holding completed ballots and election equipment into the warehouse

Ramsey County election returns came in later due to safeguards in the reporting process, officials say

Ramsey County officials said Wednesday that their election process went smoothly even though returns weren't released until 11:30 p.m., more than three hours after the…
Local
November 4, 2020
Al Lindell, head election judge, handed an "I voted" sticker to a voter from behind a plexiglass barrier as voters gathered for the election Tuesday a

What does it all mean? Four top takeaways from Minnesota's elections

Results were still trickling in Wednesday, but some outcomes were clear.
Politics
November 4, 2020
Michelle Fischbach, GOP candidate for Minnesota's Seventh Congressional District seat, arrived at a watch party in Olivia, Minn., in August 2020.

Michelle Fischbach ousts Collin Peterson in Minnesota's Seventh District

Republican Michelle Fischbach ousted DFL Rep. Collin Peterson in Minnesota’s Seventh District on Tuesday, ending a three-decade career in Congress and toppling Democras’ powerful chairman…
Local
November 4, 2020
An election judge at North High School in Minneapolis looked outside to check for more voters on Tuesday night. Voters in Minneapolis and St. Paul wer

Voters in metro decide on trash collection, council and mayoral races

Suburban residents in the metro area decided numerous races Tuesday involving local government leaders, school board members and ballot questions. Bloomington Four years after the…
Duluth
November 4, 2020
Tim Nesgoda waved a U.S. flag with a group of around 35 Joe Biden supporters who gathered in Duluth on Tuesday evening.

Despite attention, Trump gained little ground on Iron Range

  Hibbing, Minn. – Despite unprecedented attention from the president’s campaign this year, Iron Range voters were not swayed. St. Louis County as a whole…
Politics
November 4, 2020
Rep. Dean Phillips drove his campaign vehicle to Excelsior, Minnesota, and campaigned in September 2020.

Rep. Dean Phillips wins Minnesota's 3rd District over GOP challenger Kendall Qualls

He won over voters by highlighting his bipartisan credentials, defeating political newcomer Kendall Qualls.
November 4, 2020
The presidential candidates took the stage early Wednesday: Democrat Joe Biden, left, spoke in Wilmington, Del., while President Donald Trump made com

After long night, presidency hinges on tight races in battleground states

The fate of the United States presidency hung in the balance Wednesday morning, as President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden battled for three familiar battleground states — Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania — that could prove crucial in determining who wins the White House.
Politics
November 4, 2020
Carlos Remigio, right, a volunteer, and Michael Lindsay, left, a Ramsey County employee, worked to unload the car of an election judge on Tuesday nigh

Minnesota stays blue, with Joe Biden winning the state's presidential vote

Tuesday night's result comes after an intense presidential campaign that included several visits to Minnesota by President Donald Trump and the former vice president. It extends a Democratic streak in the state's presidential elections that dates back to 1976. Minnesota's 10 electoral votes are pivotal ones in the close nationwide presidential race.
Duluth
November 4, 2020
Rep. Pete Stauber, R-Minn.

Rep. Pete Stauber secures historic win in northeastern Minnesota

Stauber became the first Republican to win re-election in Minnesota's Eighth Congressional District in more than 70 years.
Politics
November 4, 2020
Democratic Rep. Angie Craig and GOP challenger Tyler Kistner

Rep. Angie Craig vs. Tyler Kistner too close to call in Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District

The swing district race has been clouded by legal confusion.
Politics
November 4, 2020
Democratic U.S. Sen. Tina Smith urged students at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis to recruit at least three friends to vote.

Minnesota U.S. Sen. Tina Smith staves off Jason Lewis, wins second term

Appointed nearly three years ago as Al Franken's successor in the U.S. Senate, Smith won her first full term from voters.
Politics
November 4, 2020
Democrat Dan Feehan, left, and Republican Rep. Jim Hagedorn

High-stakes rematch in Minnesota's 1st Congressional District goes on between Jim Hagedorn, Dan Feehan

Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn clung to a narrow lead early Wednesday in Minnesota’s First District against DFL candidate Dan Feehan. Hagedorn, a former…
Politics
November 4, 2020
Laura Gesme of Vasa got help from daughter Isla, 4, while voting Tuesday at the Vasa Town Hall in Welch, Minn.

Minnesota voters, election workers report calm at the polls on Election Day

The tranquility across Minnesota's precincts belied earlier worries of an election disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic and security breaches.
Politics
November 4, 2020
Trump supporter Amanda Garcia offered advice to her sister-in-law in Nevada, who had called to ask how to go about voting.

Two Apple Valley voters, divided in politics, agree on need for civility

When Linda Garrett-Johnson woke up on Election Day, she said a prayer: Not that her candidate, Joe Biden, would win, but that no matter the…
Politics
November 4, 2020
U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn.

U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum prepares for an 11th term

Longtime Fourth District U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum easily secured an 11th term in Congress, where she is positioned for an increasingly prominent role on the…
Coronavirus
November 4, 2020
Alycia Howard, 22, of north Minneapolis, held her yawning 3-month old daughter, Alivia, as she filled out her ballot in North High School’s gymnasiu

Minnesota voters stream to the polls despite the coronavirus threat

Voters wearing masks streamed into the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots in the midst of the pandemic — unlike a record number of Minnesotans…
Politics
November 4, 2020
U.S. Rep Ilhan Omar spoke to campaign staffers and volunteers in Powderhorn Park in Minneapolis while campaigning this fall.

Rep. Ilhan Omar wins easily in Minnesota's heavily Democratic Fifth District race

The national spotlight on Omar has prompted people to spend heavily on the Fifth District's primary and general elections.
November 3, 2020
Throughout the nation, voters expressed anxiety and hope after what felt for many like a long campaign season. Above, activists danced at Black Lives

For Americans, call for patience after 'gigantic nightmare'

Hurray, Election Day is over!Not that its arrival, after what has seemed like a 1,000-year campaign, felt like much consolation."The whole thing is just a…