Minnesota is a big state, my 65-year-old elementary geography class helping me recall, I think, that our state is the 12th-largest in the contiguous 48 states at about 85,000 square mile

There are 87 counties in our state, the largest in the Midwest, if I remember right. And in Tuesday's election the DFL team of incumbents Tim Walz and Peggy Flanagan won in only 13 of the 87 counties (15%) but waltzed to a majority of about 193,000 votes over Scott Jensen and  Matt Birk.

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