In the primary for U.S. Senate, incumbent Democrat Amy Klobuchar will move on to the Election Day ballot, taking nearly 91 percent of the vote on Tuesday.
On the Republican side, the Associated Press declared the winner, as he had 51 percent of the vote with 95 percent of precincts reporting. David Carlson was at 35 percent, while Bob Carney, Jr., had 13 percent of the vote.
In other local races of note:
There were also several judicial races on the ballot locally. The two top candidates in each nonpartisan race move forward to the November 2012 election. With the majority of state precincts reporting, as of 12:30 a.m. Aug. 15, the results are:
Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice
In the Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice race, incumbent Lorie Skjerven Gildea along with Dan Griffith will move forward to the general election. Skjerven Gildea received nearly 50 percent of the votes, Griffith received about 29 percent of the votes. Jill Clark came in third with approximately 20 percent of the votes.
Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Chief Justice Seat 4
In the Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Chief Justice Seat 4 race, incumbent David Stras as well as Tim Tingelstad will move forward to the general election. David Stras received about 49 percent of the votes, Tingelstad received approximately 29 percent of the votes. Alan Nelson came in third with about 21percent of the vote.
4th District Court 22 Judge
For 4th District Court 22 Judge race, Elizabeth Cutter and Steve E. Antolak will move onto the general election after beating Diane M. Krenz and Deborah Russell.