Editor's note: We are watching for further details following the confirmation that pop superstar Prince died today at his Minnesota estate. Last Friday, Prince was briefly hospitalized after his plane was forced to make an emergency landing, one day after performing make-up shows in Atlanta he had canceled due to a reported ongoing battle with the flu. On Saturday, he made a surprise appearance at a $10 dance party at Paisley Park, where he briefly played piano and told fans, "Wait a few days before you waste any prayers." - Tricia
Editor's note: Donald Trump has been projected to take Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, and Virginia in the Republican Super Tuesday contests. Ted Cruz has been projected to win Oklahoma and Texas, while Marco Rubio is projected to take Minnesota. Alaska just closed doors to its GOP caucuses at 12 a.m. ET, and you can keep watching our feed for updates. - Rebecca
Editor's note: All Democratic Super Tuesday contests have now been called by multiple media outlets. Hillary Clinton is projected to take Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Bernie Sanders is projected to win Colorado, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Vermont. - Stephanie
Editor's note: Marco Rubio's projected win in Minnesota is his first in the 2016 Republican primaries. He currently leads the state with 37.3 percent of the vote, with just over half of precincts counted. Ted Cruz is currently in 2nd place with 28 percent. - Rebecca
Editor's note: Donald Trump is projected to win the GOP contests in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Virginia. Republican Ted Cruz is projected to take Oklahoma and Texas. GOP winners in Minnesota and Vermont have not been determined. For the Democrats, Hillary Clinton is projected to win Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Bernie Sanders is projected to take Oklahoma and Vermont. The Democratic races in Colorado, Massachusetts and Minnesota have not been determined. - Stephanie
Minnesota (/mɪnᵻˈsoʊtə/; locally [ˌmɪnəˈso̞ɾə]) is a state in the Midwestern United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory. The name comes from the Dakota word for "clear blue water". Owing to its large number of lakes, the state is informally known as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes". Its official motto is L'Étoile du Nord (French: Star of the North). Minnesota is the 12th largest in area and the 21st most populous of the U.S. States; nearly 60 percent of its residents live in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area (known as the "Twin Cities"), the center of transportation, business, industry, education, and government and home to an internationally known arts community. The remainder of the state consists of western prairies now given over to intensive agriculture; deciduous forests in the southeast, now partially cleared, farmed and settled; and the less populated North Woods, used for mining, forestry, and recreation.
Minnesota is known for its idiosyncratic social and political orientations and its high rate of civic participation and voter turnout. Until European settlement, Minnesota was inhabited by the Dakota and Ojibwe/Anishinaabe. The large majority of the original European settlers emigrated from Scandinavia and Germany, and the state remains a center of Scandinavian American and German American culture. In recent decades, immigration from Asia, the Horn of Africa, and Latin America has expanded its demographic and cultural composition. Minnesota's standard of living index is among the highest in the United States, and the state is also among the best-educated and wealthiest in the nation.