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Strong suburban showing puts DFL in control of House

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The DFL will control the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 2019-20 biennium.

Winning a number of key races in the Twin Cities suburbs, the DFL picked up 18 seats in Tuesday's elections and will hold a 75-59 advantage when the House convenes Jan. 8, 2019.

Much of the change occurred in the Twin Cities suburbs, especially near and just off the Interstate 494-694 corridor, where DFL candidates beat incumbent Republicans in places like Burnsville, Eden Prairie, Edina, Lakeville, Plymouth, Rosemount, Stillwater and Woodbury.

The DFL last controlled the House during the 2013-14 biennium. 

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Event Schedule

2018 State Canvassing Board
Tuesday, November 27 2018 2:00 PM
Watch: Live Event
The State Canvassing Board will certify the official results report for the November 6, 2018 State General Election on November 27, 2018.
The State Canvassing Board will consist of:.
• Steve Simon, Secretary of State.
• Natalie Hudson, Associate Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court.
• Paul Thissen, Associate Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court.
• Ivy Bernhardson, Chief Judge, Fourth Judicial District Court.
• Elizabeth Cutter, Judge, Fourth Judicial District Court.

2019: Opening Day of 91st Session of the Minnesota Legislature
Tuesday, January 8 2019 12:00 PM
Watch: Live Event
Minnesota Statute 3.011:.
The legislature shall meet at the seat of government on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January of each odd-numbered year.
When the first Monday in January falls on January 1, it shall meet on the first Wednesday after the first Monday.
Anticipated Opening Day events:.
• Members-elect take the oath of office.
• Election of speaker of the House.
• Election of chief clerk of the House.
• Election of other officers of the House.
• Adoption of Temporary Rules of the House.

News and Notes

The 2019 Legislature is scheduled to begin Jan. 8 at noon. It must end by May 20.


Did you know?

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, Minnesota will be the only state with a divided legislature in the 2019-20 biennium. The last time there was only one divided state legislature in the country was 1914.


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