In Minnesota, U.S. Congressman Jim Hagedorn kept his seat in the District 1, which represents the southern half of the state, including Houston County.
The Republican, Hagedorn, won with 48.8% of the vote over Democrat Dan Feehan, who lost by just under 12,000 votes.
The difference in the race could have been from the third-party candidate Bill Rood, who took 5.8% of the vote, which made up just over 20,000 votes. Rood represented the “Grassroots-Legalize Cannabis Party of Minnesota.”
In the U.S. Senate, Democratic incumbent Tina Smith defeated Republican Jason Lewis by over 5 points, getting 49% of the vote (1,532,991-1,364,409).
Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump for the state’s 10 electoral votes with 52.6% of the vote. Trump got 45.5%. Biden won 1,679,827-1,447,584.
In the Minnesota state Senate race for District 28, Republican Jeremy Miller defeated Democrat Sarah Kruger with 57.6% of the vote (24,354-17,913).
And in the state House for District 28B, Republican Greg Davids defeated Democrat Jordan Fontenello with 63.7% of the vote (14,334-8,170).