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Welcome to Minnesota on Ballotpedia!

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Minnesota, also known as "The North Star State" or the "Land of 10,000 Lakes," is located in the Midwestern region of the United States. It achieved statehood in 1858 and was the 32nd state admitted to the Union.

Minnesota has two members of the U.S. Senate, a total of eight members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 134 members of the House of Representatives and 67 members of the State Senate.

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2015 elections in Minnesota

On the 2015 ballot
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Voting in Minnesota

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External resources for the State of Minnesota

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Note: The links above reflect information provided by the state elections authority website as of 9/10/2013. Depending on how many voter services are available, some links may be missing (**). If you would like to nominate a new link for inclusion in the table, send an email to

National politics in Minnesota

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Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. Senate

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Al Franken
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Minnesota 2009January 3, 2021November 2020Link
Amy Klobuchar
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Minnesota 2007January 3, 2019November 2018Link

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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Betty McCollum
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Democratic PartyDistrict 4 2009January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Collin Peterson
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Democratic PartyDistrict 7 1991January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Erik Paulsen
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Republican PartyDistrict 3 2009January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
John Kline
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Republican PartyDistrict 2 2003January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Keith Ellison
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Democratic PartyDistrict 5 2007January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Rick Nolan
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Democratic PartyDistrict 8 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Tim Walz
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Democratic PartyDistrict 1 2007January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Tom Emmer
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Republican PartyDistrict 6 2015January 7, 2017November 8, 2016Link

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The structure of the Minnesota judicial system is laid out in Article VI of the state constitution. The state court system is made up of the Minnesota Supreme Court, the Minnesota Court of Appeals, the Minnesota District Courts and various courts of limited jurisdiction.

The federal court system is made up of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota and the District of Minnesota Bankruptcy Court. Appeals from these courts go to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.



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The North Star State
Capital:   Saint Paul
Motto:   L'étoile du Nord
Translation:   The star of the North
Population:   5.3 million
Area of state:   86,939 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1858
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