Al Franken gave a victory speech last night.
Political observers say Coleman’s challenge could come with big costs.
Franken will not be in Washington today and Sen. Harry Reid said he will not try to seat him today.
Rep. Betty McCollum is urging that Franken be seated immediately.
MPR looks at Al Franken’s journey to this point.
Schools are ready for a tough legislative session.
Minneapolis begins to figure out how it can cope with less aid from the state.
Duluth’s mayor is proposing some changes to cope with budget cuts.
Moorhead’s getting ready for cuts in services and layoffs.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty held a “Government Reform Summit” yesterday to get more budget ideas.
Minnesota’s one new Congressman, and one of a few new Republicans, Erik Paulsen, will be sworn in today.
The federal government has run out of money for digital TV coupons. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has said she will push for new coupon money so the transition to digital TV will go smoothly.
Congress is pledging to pass an economic stimulus bill by mid-February.
Roland Burris, Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s pick to replace President-elect Obama in the Senate, is in Washington, but it is unclear if he will be seated.
And the new members of the Democratic majority are a relatively moderate bunch.