ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Some polling places in Minnesota are reporting steady voter traffic on this primary election day. At Peace Presbyterian Church in St. Louis Park, poll worker Roger Ruth says 87 people had already voted by 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Ruth says that's about the number of people who had voted in total in the last couple of primaries. He says that for a primary it's the busiest he's seen.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, is running for Minnesota attorney general in a Democratic primary clouded by an ex-girlfriend's allegation of domestic abuse. The allegation surfaced over the weekend when the son of Ellison's former girlfriend, Karen Monahan, said he had seen angry text messages from Ellison to his mother and a video that showed him dragging Monahan off a bed. Ellison denied any abuse. He is deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The sudden downfall of Sen. Al Franken amid the rise of the #MeToo movement could set up a two-woman race for his seat, part of an unusual primary featuring both of Minnesota's Senate seats on the same ballot. His successor, Tina Smith, and the endorsed GOP candidate, state Sen. Karin Housley, are heavy favorites in their respective races in Tuesday's primary. Minnesota's other Senate race had incumbent Sen. Amy Klobuchar and her GOP-endorsed challenger, state Rep. Jim Newberger also, favored.
SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) - A jury has found two people guilty of disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer following a protest at Enbridge Energy's Line 3 construction site in Wisconsin last summer. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that 24-year-old Alexander Emery Good-Cane-Milk of South Dakota and 26-year-old Kyla L. Hassig of Minnesota were also found guilty of trespassing on the site where Enbridge was replacing an oil pipeline. Good-Cane-Milk secured himself to an excavator while Hassig streamed the protest live.
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