Sorry, these are coming fast and furious today. The Fairmont Sentinel endorsed Norm this morning, and a daily under the same ownership, the New Ulm Journal, picked Coleman a week ago.
Al Franken’s daily-paper non-endorsement streak continues. The count is now 9-0* Norm (if you count chain endorsements as one), or 14-0 if you count each paper individually. Dean Barkley has two dailies’ nods.
Here’s the updated list — no link to the Sentinel’s endorsement yet.
♦ Star Tribune
♦ Pioneer Press
♦ Forum Communications (Duluth News-Tribune, Fargo-Moorhead Forum and and four others)
♦ Rochester Post-Bulletin
♦ Albert Lea Tribune
♦ Marshall Independent
♦ Mesabi Daily News
♦ New Ulm Journal
♦ Fairmont Sentinel
Al Franken — no dailies yet.
Still to weigh in: papers in Mankato and Winona.
(* – I’m told the Fairmont, New Ulm and Marshall papers make their endorsements individually, even though they’re all owned by the same company. So I bumped Norm’s total up one to 9-0 to reflect Fairmont’s independence.)