Special election results: keeping the status quo at the Minnesota Capitol

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Briana Bierschbach Commissioner Karla BighamTwo new legislators will be sworn in to the Minnesota Legislature when session convenes next week, but the political power dynamics at the Capitol will remain the same.That was the result of two hotly contested special elections Monday, with Democrat Karla Bigham winning a southeastern Twin Cities suburban Senate seat and Republican Jeremy Munson claiming victory in a southern Minnesota House district. Bigham replaces another Democrat, former Sen. Dan Schoen, and Munson replaces a fellow Republican, former Rep. Tony Cornish.Both Schoen and Cornish resigned from the Legislature in December in the wake of allegations that they sexually harassed multiple women while in office. The nature of...

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Special election results: keeping the status quo at the Minnesota Capitol

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