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Ilhan Omar sweeps 5th Congressional District

Minnesota made history by electing the first refugee and Somali-American woman to the U.S. Congress on Tuesday. Rep. Ilhan Omar, DFL-Minneapolis is a rising star in the Democratic Party who has seen strong support from students and young voters. She won Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District seat Tuesday in a landslide victory, more than tripling the vote total of her GOP challenger Jen Zielinski. 


Tim Walz takes governor's office

Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., who was re-elected to his seat five times before running for governor, ran against Republican nominee Jeff Johnson. Walz will take over the seat when DFL Gov. Mark Dayton leaves office in January after serving for two terms. 


UMN President Eric Kaler to resign

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler announced on Friday afternoon he will step down as president one year before his term is scheduled to end.


Frey pulls ahead in mayoral race as vote tally mounts

As ballots were tallied around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Ward 3 City Council Member Jacob Frey led a pack of 16 mayoral hopefuls with 25 percent of first-choice votes.  Frey pulled ahead of Tom Hoch and Mayor Betsy Hodges, who sported 19 and 18 percent of first-choice votes, respectively. State Rep. Raymond Dehn and former Minneapolis NAACP President Nekima Levy-Pounds rounded out the top five, each sporting under 18 percent of first-choice votes.


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