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Published November 07, 2012, 05:59 PM

One party takes over control in Minnesota’s house and senate for first time in 20 years

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) – Kent Eken’s victory was just part of a wave of Democratic wins in Minnesota.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) – Kent Eken’s victory was just part of a wave of Democratic wins in Minnesota.

Democrats took back control of both the house and the Senate in the state and they already control the Governor’s Office.

Democrats picked up 11 seats in the house and nine in the Senate.

Some say that the voter ID and the marriage amendment may have played a part in the change of power.

Jim Danielson, Political Analyst: “It activated and increased the intensity level among people who were opposed to those sorts of things.”

This will be the first time in over 20 years one party has controlled the legislature and governor's office in Minnesota.

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