MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton says he's bracing for a Republican-controlled Legislature next year.

Republicans expanded their majority in the state House in Tuesday's election. They were on the brink of taking over the Senate, though the final makeup won't be official until automatic recounts proceed in St. Cloud and Plymouth. Republican candidates had the edge there in unofficial totals.

Dayton says "it certainly appears" that the GOP will control both chambers.

The Democratic governor has two years left on his term.