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Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - Minnesota’s two major political parties jumpstarted the 2022 election year season Tuesday by holding their traditional precinct caucuses.

The Democratic party decided to conduct most of its meetings under a remote format but the Republicans held in-person gatherings.

With more than 90-percent of the results of a GOP preference poll for the governor's race reported late Tuesday night, former state Sen. Scott Jensen had a big lead over the other hopefuls.

State Senator Scott Jensen
State Senator Scott Jensen

Both major parties will endorse their candidates for governor and other races during their back-to-back state conventions in Rochester in May. The Republican event will be held May 13 and 14th and the Democratic convention will be held May 20-22.

LOOK: What 25 Historic Battlefields Look Like Today

The following is an examination of what became of the sites where America waged its most important and often most brutal campaigns of war. Using a variety of sources, Stacker selected 25 historically significant battlefields in American history. For each one, Stacker investigated what happened there when the battles raged as well as what became of those hallowed grounds when the fighting stopped.

These are the battlefields that defined the United States military’s journey from upstart Colonial rebels to an invincible global war machine.


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