Former Rep John Sterling Persell Jr (DFL-05A, Bemidji) will return to St Paul in January for his fifth term after surviving a razor-thin recount against Rep Matt Bliss (R-05A, Pennington). On election night the margin between the two was 8 votes in favor of Persell and after the recount conducted in Beltrami County stretched the lead to 11 votes.

This makes the DFL House majority 75.