Hennepin County is known as the "progressive" county in MN. But we have some of the most conservative elected officials in the county offices - including one extremist Trumper. This is partly because the ballot doesn't have a "DFL" or "GOP" by names on the ballot (these offices are considered "non partisan") and because awareness is low. But the outcome will be incredibly important – a giant step forward or a huge opportunity for progressive change lost.
1) The Hennepin County Sheriff's Race: Vote Dave "Hutch" Hutchinson
Our current sheriff, Richard Stanek, is a Trump buddy, an enthusiastic ICE collaborator (who pretends he's not) and the guy that sent troops to Standing Rock despite that being about as far from Hennepin County business as you can get. If you google "Richard Stanek" you'll get plenty more info (racial slurs he's uttered, activists he's harassed, etc. etc.). He is also GOP endorsed and funded. Here's a little vid about Stanek.