Minnesota’s primary election is one week from today (Tues 8/9), when voters winnow-down the field for the November election.

Republican-endorsed attorney general candidate Jim Schultz faces a challenge from fellow Republican Doug Wardlow, the Minnesota GOP’s choice in the last election.  In the 5th Congressional District — Minneapolis and near suburbs — high-profile Democratic U-S Representative Ilhan Omar is being challenged by moderate Democrat Don Samuels, who analysts say is the underdog.  In the 1st Congressional District in southern Minnesota, voters will decide whether Republican-endorsed candidate Brad Finstad or GOP challenger Jeremy Munson is on the ballot this fall.

And also next Tuesday, First District voters decide whether Republican Finstad or Democrat Jeff Ettinger will represent the district for the remainder of this year, to fill out the term of the late Congressman Jim Hagedorn