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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Rep. Tammy Baldwin defeated Republican former Gov. Tommy Thompson in Wisconsin's U.S. Senate race. (11/06/2012)
Democrats handily secured a majority in the Senate on Tuesday, snatching Republican-held seats in Massachusetts and Indiana and turning back fierce, expensive challenges in Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin and Connecticut to maintain the control they've held since 2007. (11/06/2012)
President Barack Obama's victory means his economic vision is still alive and about to drive the political conversation with his adversaries. The legacy of Obama's first term is safe and enshrined to history. (11/06/2012)
Whether Republicans or Democrats will hold majorities in the Minnesota House and Senate come January is a question voters across the state are answering today.
Republican Rep. John Kline has defeated Democrat Mike Obermueller in Minnesota's 2nd District.
North Carolina voters elected their first Republican governor in two decades Tuesday as the GOP sought to broaden its hold on governor's mansions across the country.
President Barack Obama won Minnesota and its 10 electoral votes on his way to re-election to a second term.
Voters in key states such as Florida and Virginia waited in long lines hours after polls closed Tuesday night to cast ballots, even as politicians and their supporters urged them not to give up despite the long delays.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has won a second term with a sound victory over her Republican challenger, Kurt Bills. Klobuchar was declared the winner shortly after the polls closed at 8 p.m. Bills called her to concede the race,a staffer for Klobuchar said.
Former U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, a Democrat, has defeated Republican U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack in the 8th District race. Cravaack conceded the race a short time ago.
President Barack Obama rolled to a second term over his challenger Republican Mitt Romney, winning more than 300 electoral votes.
A relatively small number of Minnesota school districts are asking local tax payers to approve operating levies this Election Day.
Across Minnesota, millions of people cast votes today's races including the White House, Senate, Congress, the Legislature, two proposed constitutional amendments, and many more local races. Here's what Minnesotans are saying about their votes.
Republicans have clinched control of the House for two more years, assuring that their conservative agenda will dominate the chamber and that future clashes with re-elected President Barack Obama lie ahead.
Rising prices and unemployment were heavy on the minds of voters Tuesday even as a glimmer of optimism peeked through, with 4 in 10 saying the nation's economy is getting better.
As the immigration debate continues in Congress, we'll revisit the first in our series of conservations about immigration policy and reform.
Professors, pundits and election experts will join The Daily Circuit Wednesday to look at the election results locally and across the country.
We'll continue our coverage of Tuesday's election results in Minnesota and across the country. We'll be looking at the presidential race, local races and the state amendments.
The leadup to yesterday's election in Minnesota was atypical in its over-the-top rhetoric and record campaign spending. Yet with few exceptions, the polls ran smoothly.
Musical innovator and Talking Heads founder David Byrne has wired the former Theater de La Jeune Lune building in the Minneapolis warehouse district to make it into a musical instrument. The musical installation called "Playing the Building" allows visitors to use the keyboard of an old pump organ to rattle girders, blast air and make other sounds through attachments to the instrument.
From coast to coast Americans gather to cast votes on local and national races, ballot questions and referendums.
Election Day turnout was heavy Tuesday in several storm-ravaged areas in New York and New Jersey, a welcome change from crisis to catharsis for many who saw exercising their civic duty as a sign of normalcy amid lingering devastation.
New Ulm-based Associated Milk Producers Incorporated says it will close a plant in southwest Minnesota and lay off 130 employees.
Voters across Minnesota are casting ballots in state-wide and local races, ballot questions, and referendums. Election day marks the end to a season filled with record-setting spending.
Government leaders are turning their attention to the next crisis unfolding in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy: finding housing for potentially tens of thousands of people left homeless.
Today on the MPR News Update, we're fanning out across the state to cover Election Day. Also, wind power jobs are dwindling, more numbers are in from the wolf hunt, Bob Dylan tickets are relatively easy to come by, why health insurance may be good for your health, and the Timberwolves stun Brooklyn.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer speaks with Sue Abderholden, from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Minnesota, and Dr. Michael Farnsworth a forensic psychiatrist.
Minnesota has confirmed its 11th case of fungal meningitis linked to contaminated steroids.
Minnesota voters hit the polls at 7 a.m. to cast ballots for president, Senate, two constitutional amendments and a host of congressional and legislative candidates.
Lackluster ticket sales and the noticeable deterioration of Bob Dylan's voice have some observers suggesting that perhaps it's time for Dylan to take a break from his so-called Never Ending Tour, which stops tomorrow night in St. Paul.
Minnesota's first managed wolf hunting season is under way, and at last check, 69 wolves have been killed since Saturday.
Two fierce competitors who've given their all, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney now yield center stage to voters Tuesday for an Election Day choice that will frame the contours of government and the nation for years to come.
It was the fourth-biggest comeback in Minnesota franchise history, the largest since falling behind Dallas 74-50 before rallying for a 113-110 overtime victory on Jan. 17, 1998.
Power outages and a lack of paper ballots are a recipe for catastrophe.
The federal health care overhaul aims to drastically reduce the number of Americans who don't have insurance. But as Minnesota officials gear up to promote the importance of health insurance, market research indicates even subsidized health plans will be a tough sell with some people.
A week after Superstorm Sandy pummeled the East Coast, wiping out entire communities, residents were bracing for yet another potentially damaging storm.
Hundreds of workers in our region are losing their jobs as wind turbine manufacturers cut production. The federal tax credit that subsidizes wind energy is set to expire at the end of the year, and political uncertainty is putting the brakes on the wind industry.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wrote a 1,118-word victory speech on Tuesday as he concluded his yearslong quest for the presidency claiming he had no regrets.

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