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April 18, 2017
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., questions Supreme Court nominee judge Neil Gorsuch during his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington March 21, 2017. (Joshua Roberts Reuters)
Franken's rising national profile is no joke
April 18, 2017 - 3:00pm
June 25, 2009
Nevis pig race will decide Coleman/Franken Senate race
June 25, 2009 - 7:18am
May 28, 2009
Fritz Knaak, Afton's city attorney, is also one of the attorneys working on Sen. Norm Coleman's U.S. Senate election recount case against Al Franken. The Minnesota Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in the case on June 1.
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Afton city attorney is a major player in Senate recount
May 28, 2009 - 4:18pm
March 6, 2009
High court rejects Franken bid
March 6, 2009 - 3:15pm
Paul Tynjala, St. Louis County election director, takes the oath before testifying during proceedings in the Senate election trial Thursday.  Pool photo by John Doman, St. Paul Pioneer Press
Date miscues raise ballot questions
March 6, 2009 - 8:23am
February 11, 2009
Kevin Boyle, Dakota County's elections manager, testifies Tuesday about rejected absentee ballots in the Senate election trial. Pool photo by Bruce Bisping, Star Tribune
Senate trial judges to count 23 ballots
February 11, 2009 - 12:00am
February 9, 2009
Al Franken said Friday he has decided to prepare to be a U.S. senator by talking to lawmakers and others instead of attending the election trial that could decide who Minnesota voters chose as their next senator.  Staff photo by Scott Wente
Candidates plan differently for Senate
February 9, 2009 - 12:00am
January 29, 2009
Attorney Joe Friedberg shows Deputy Secretary of State Jim Gelbmann an absentee ballot document on Wednesday, the third day of the U.S. Senate election trial. Gelbmann, a Woodbury resident, testified about how absentee ballots were handled during the Senate recount. Friedberg is an attorney for Norm Coleman, pictured at right. Pool photo by Richard Sennott, Star Tribune.
Campaigns seize on man's testimony
January 29, 2009 - 12:00am
January 22, 2009
Judge Kurt Marben of Pennington County listens Wednesday to arguments by attorneys for Al Franken and Norm Coleman on whether a three-judge panel can consider a Coleman challenge to the U.S. Senate election results.  Staff photo by Scott Wente
Senate Democrats hint they may seat Franken before court action
January 22, 2009 - 12:00am
January 15, 2009
Bethany Dorobiala of Woodbury is among Republican voters who plan to file a lawsuit hoping to prevent the double-counting of ballots in the U.S. Senate race. Dorobiala, a University of Minnesota student, leads the Minnesota College Republicans.  Staff photo by Scott Wente
Frustrated voters turn to courts
January 15, 2009 - 12:00am
January 13, 2009
Democrat Al Franken  Staff photo by Scott Wente
Franken request rejected; trial judges named
January 13, 2009 - 12:00am
January 6, 2009
Al Franken, with wife Franni, tells reporters gathered outside his Minneapolis home that he is "the next senator from Minnesota," following the state Canvassing Board's Monday certification of the Senate recount results.  Staff photo by Scott Wente
Franken vote certified, but court to decide
January 6, 2009 - 12:00am
December 22, 2008
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie leans in to look at a ballot with Supreme Court Justice G. Barry Anderson Friday while they and the state Canvassing Board's three other members consider ballots challenged during the U.S. Senate recount.  Staff photo by Scott Wente
Franken leads; ballots remain
December 22, 2008 - 12:00am
November 28, 2008
Ramsey County Judge Kathleen Gearin tells the state Canvassing Board that it does not have authority to review each rejected absentee ballot in the U.S. Senate race. The other four members agreed, but some said local officials need to look over rejected ballots to see if any should be counted.  staff photo by Don Davis
Board rejects Franken absentee ballot request
November 28, 2008 - 12:00am
November 20, 2008
Al Franken campaign attorney Marc Elias shows reporters the ruling of a Ramsey County District Court judge, who Wednesday ordered the county to comply with the campaign's request for information about rejected absentee ballots.  staff photo by Scott Wente
Judge: Franken gets ballot data
November 20, 2008 - 12:00am