Photos: See inside polling places, victory parties across Minnesota on Election Day

A person walks in front of a small white building
A voter leaves the Douglas Town Hall near Miesville after voting Tuesday.
Ken Klotzbach for MPR News

MPR News sent photojournalists to polling places across Minnesota on Tuesday for Election Day to capture the scene during the midterm elections.

See inside polling places in Minnetonka, Savage, Lakeville, Mankato, Austin, Chisago City, Frontenac, townships like Trimont and Mountain Lake in southern Minnesota, the Fon du Lac Reservation south of Duluth, Chisholm and more, as well as Republican and DFL watch parties in the Twin Cities.

Photojournalist Derek Montgomery scoped out northern Minnesota as polls opened:

Photojournalist Tim Evans was in north Minneapolis in the morning:

Photojournalist Ken Klotzbach stopped in three townships in southeast Minnesota:

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Photojournalist Jackson Forderer gathered images in three township polling places in southern Minnesota:

Photojournalist Stephen Maturen was in Minneapolis:

Tim Evans visiting polling places in Savage, Minn., as the voting wrapped up.

After polls closed, candidates began gathering at watch parties where some declared victory and others conceded losses. Several photojournalists including MPR News’ own Kerem Yucel and Ben Hovland covered election watch parties.

Minnesota Democrats will control the Minnesota Legislature and the governor’s office come 2023, after they picked up the Capitol “trifecta” on Tuesday. Photojournalist Ben Hovland captured the moment.