77 Percent Passage Rate For School LeviesEducation officials say Minnesota schools largely prevailed in Tuesday's election with requests for operating levies.
Franken Calls Re-Election 'Gratifying'Sen. Al Franken's margin of victory in Tuesday's election was a landslide compared to his razor-thin win six years ago. In July of 2009, after a seven-month recount and a drawn-out legal challenge, Franken was finally declared the winner by just 312 votes. While the margin of Franken's victory this time was predicted by recent polls, as recently as a year ago he was not expected to do nearly as well.
Johnson Wishes Dayton Well After Falling ShortRepublican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson says he's wishing the victor, Democratic incumbent Mark Dayton, success because he wants Minnesota to succeed. Johnson lost his bid Tuesday to oust Dayton after a single term.
McFadden Touts Party's Progress In LossGOP U.S. Senate hopeful Mike McFadden says Minnesota's Republican party is in better shape than two years ago, despite his loss to Sen. Al Franken.
DFLer Walz Re-Elected To Congress In Southern Minn.Democratic Rep. Tim Walz has won a fifth term in Congress in southern Minnesota's 1st District, defeating Blue Earth businessman Jim Hagedorn.
Minnesota Democratic Gov. Dayton Wins Second TermDemocrat Mark Dayton won a second term Tuesday as Minnesota governor in the capstone race of his long political career. He defeated Republican challenger Jeff Johnson, a Hennepin County commissioner who portrayed Dayton as having been around too long and bungling several issues while in office.
Republican Ryan Elected To 9th Term In US HouseU.S. Rep. and former Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan has been elected to a ninth term in Congress. Ryan defeated Democrat Rob Zerban on Tuesday. It was the second match between the two. Zerban also ran unsuccessfully against Ryan in 2012.
GOP's Paulsen Re-Elected To Congress In SuburbsRepublican U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen has won a fourth term representing Minnesota's west suburban 3rd District.
Kline Wins 7th Term In Southern Minnesota SeatGOP Rep. John Kline has won his 7th term in Congress despite a well-known comedian's intervention in the race.
Franken Captures 2nd Term In US SenateSen. Al Franken is the projected winner for Minnesota's U.S. Senate race.
Minnesota Voter Turnout Projection: 55-60 PercentMinnesota's secretary of state is projecting voter turnout of 55 to 60 percent in this midterm election. Mark Ritchie's projection would be right in line with recent history. Nearly 56 percent of eligible voters cast a ballot four years ago.
Minnesota Sees Big Increase In Absentee VotingThe Minnesota secretary of state's office says more than 189,000 absentee ballots were returned by Tuesday morning. The office says that's up nearly 50 percent from the absentees accepted in the 2010 election.