Nearly 220,000 Minnesotans attended their precinct caucus Tuesday night, and among those in attendance were 412 from Redwood County at their respective DFL and Republican events.

Nearly 220,000 Minnesotans attended their precinct caucus Tuesday night, and among those in attendance were 412 from Redwood County at their respective DFL and Republican events.

The Democrats held their precinct caucuses in one location at the Wabasso Public School library, with 129 in attendance.

The Republican precinct caucus events were held in several locations throughout the county, with 283 attending.

At the end of voting in Redwood County, Bernie Sanders had received the majority of the DFL votes and Marco Rubio received the most Republican votes. Both mirrored state results.

According to the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State as of Wednesday morning when this edition went to print, Bernie Sanders received 63 percent of the DFL votes with 68,667, while Hillary Clin-ton received 36 percent – a total of 39,173 votes.

Marco Rubio received 36 percent of the Republican vote statewide with 40,375 votes, and Ted Cruz received 32,344 votes or 29 percent of the ballots cast. Donald Trump received 23 percent of the ballots with a total of 23,770 votes.

In Redwood County, Sanders received 72 votes, with Clinton getting 45. There were 12 who declared they were undecided.

Also in Redwood County, Rubio picked up 104 votes, with 73 voters selecting Cruz. Trump was close behind with 70 votes.

Leadership at the county level expressed pleasure in the number of people who showed up for the caucuses.

“I’m amazed when I see who is here,” said Gerry Patten, Redwood County DFL chair. “I just hope this is not the last time I see you before November.”

Patten told those attending the precinct caucuses in Wabasso that there is a lot at stake in this election, adding it is going to take a lot of work by a lot of people to accomplish the task of getting their person elected.

That, he added, means getting involved in parades, knocking on doors, sitting in the booth at the county fair and getting involved in whatever way one is able over the next several months.

“It is more than just voting tonight,” he said.

At the caucuses site in Lucan where 11 Republican precincts gathered, a number of resolutions were introduced and approved by those attending. The resolutions addressed everything from putting a ban on abortions in all cases to providing tax incentives for companies to convince them to manufacture their products in the U.S.

A number of first-time precinct caucus attendees showed up Tuesday and were able to learn a little more about the process, and some are moving on to the next level.

The DFL county convention is being held March 22 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Pizza Ranch in Redwood Falls.

The Redwood County Republicans will meet at the county level April 2 at 1:30 p.m. at the Redwood Area Comm-unity Center in Redwood Falls.