Rolvaag-Anderson race no longer longest recount

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Norm Coleman visits with his attorneys
Former Republican Sen. Norm Coleman, second from left, smiles as he visits with attorneys during the senate trial.
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It was on this day in 1963 that Karl Rolvaag took the oath of office and became Minnesota's 31st governor. That marked the end of what was then the longest-running recount in Minnesota history.

The battle between Republican Norm Coleman and Democrat Al Franken for one of Minnesota's U.S. Senate seats is about to break that record.

MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minneapolis election lawyer Brian Rice, who has argued election contest cases before the Minnesota Supreme Court.

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