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Minnesota made history Tuesday night by electing Black women to the state Senate for the first time in 164 years of statehood.
Oumou Verbeten, an equity manager for the City of St. Paul, will represent Roseville and Lauderdale, Falcon Heights, and parts of St. Paul.
Former state representative Maye Quade will return to the state legislature, this time as a senator representing Apple Valley, Rosemount, and the southeastern part of Eagan.
The group plans to create a caucus for Black women in the Senate after they’re sworn into office in January, Oumou Verbeten said at an October election event.