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Members of the Minnesota State Canvassing Board meet last month.
MPR Photo/Tim Pugmire

The state canvassing board begins inspecting disputed ballots in Minnesota's U.S. Senate recount today.  Board members could decide on as many as 1,500 ballots. 

Republican incumbent Norm Coleman leads Democrat Al Franken by 188 votes in the recount, pending the board's decisions.

Midday features live reports and discussion about the key issues in the recount.