Only four times over the last 100 years has the Gopher State seen each of its U.S. House seats remain under the same partisan control in two straight cycles.
The last year saw the passing of the only Korean War veteran to serve from Minnesota in the U.S. House; former Gopher State delegation members include two surviving World War II veterans.
One in six Minnesota U.S. Representatives in history lost their first general election House race, including three current members of the Gopher State delegation.
Gopher State Republicans have claimed less than two seats in the chamber in just three of 81 cycles since statehood – all during the 19th Century.
It's been 50 years since the last time incumbents from the Gopher State U.S. House delegation were defeated in three consecutive cycles.