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MPR News explains the primary election.
Minnesota's primary election is Aug. 14, 2018 and we break it down for you.
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Think your vote in the primary doesn't matter?

Think again.

Voters will narrow the field when they go to the polls on Aug. 14 in races that include Minnesota governor, secretary of state, auditor and attorney general. Both U.S. Senate seats and all eight congressional seats are up for grabs as well.

Here's what you need to know before heading to the voting booth: