A changeover in Minnesota government comes Monday with the inauguration of four new statewide officials and one incumbent.
All of the top positions in state government will be held by DFLers. Tim Walz will be sworn in as Minnesota's 41st governor, while Peggy Flanagan becomes lieutenant governor. Taking over as attorney general is Keith Ellison while Julie Blaha becomes auditor. Steve Simon will begin a second term as secretary of state.
The DFL swept the constitutional offices in November's election for the third straight time.
Walz will be the first Democrat in state history to succeed a two-term governor from his party when he takes the oath at noon and Mark Dayton's tenure ends.
Watch the inauguration ceremonies live
Your support matters.
You make MPR News possible. Individual donations are behind the clarity in coverage from our reporters across the state, stories that connect us, and conversations that provide perspectives. Help ensure MPR remains a resource that brings Minnesotans together.