(Valley News Live) - The midterm election on November 6, 2018 is coming to a close. As votes are tallied, there are a few surprises in both the North Dakota and Minnesota races.
Kevin Cramer has been declared the winner in the race for North Dakota's U.S. Senator against Heidi Heitkamp. Cramer received 56 percent of the votes (as of 11 p.m. on November 6).
The state of North Dakota has also gone to the republicans for Representative in Congress, Attorney General, Agriculture Commissioner, Public Service Commissioner, and Tax Commissioner.
Also in North Dakota, of the four measures, only Measure 3 regarding legalization of marijuana did not pass. The "No" votes took the majority with 59 percent.
In Minnesota, the democratic party has a lot to celebrate. Amy Klobuchar has won the race for U.S. Senator. Secretary of State, State Auditor, Attorney General, and Governor have all gone blue as well.
U.S. Representatives had multiple toss-up races. District 7 caught the eye of many people as Collin Peterson was looking to be elected for his 15th term. Peterson narrowly took the race.
The race for Clay County Sheriff between Scott Steffes and Mark Empting was a close call, but ultimately went to Empting.
For more election results and updated numbers, head over to Valley News Live's election page.