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Minnesota Is at the Crossroads of a Divided America

  • Democrats gain in Minnesota suburbs as GOP rules rural areas
  • State seen as bellwether for battle over House control
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Race to Watch: Minnesota's 8th District

From the Iron Range in the north to soybean farms in the south, the defining dynamics of this year’s U.S. congressional elections are playing out in four Minnesota House races that both parties view as bellwethers for the midterm election.

Democrats are counting on anti-Trump sentiment in the affluent, well-educated suburbs around Minneapolis to knock out two GOP incumbents. Republicans have an edge in contests for two open seats in rural districts that voted for President Donald Trump by 15 and 16 points but had been held by Democrats.