Posted at 11:54 AM on July 1, 2009
by Eliza Hartley
After the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled now Senator-elect Al Franken to be the winner of the 2008 Minnesota Senate race, there was quite the flurry of media attention as the longest-running election in Minnesota history (nearly 8 months) finally came to a close and Pawlenty ultimately signed the election certificate.
MPR's been with the story the whole way. It's been our main NewsQ headline for the past couple of days--check out a fresh story from political reporter Mark Zdechlik, recapping what happened yesterday, and looking to the future of Franken and the Senate. Listen in with Gary Eichten to Franken's victory rally in the noon hour of Midday today. Keep your eyes on this spot in NewsQ for updated stories as things progress.
MPR's Madeleine Baran reports on official reactions to the conclusion of the race from President Obama's statement on the matter, to a statement from Planned Parenthood. Listener reactions to this long-awaited decision have been pouring in to Minnesota Public Radio, and our Public Insight Network has been keeping track. Add your voice to that or participate in Today's Question: What is your message for Al Franken? Be sure to check out a colorful discussion of the decision, the conclusion, and the future at Gather.com.
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