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Do editorial boards hate Norm Coleman? (Update 5)

Another pro-Coleman paper tells him to quit, bringing the ‘Quit, Now’ camp back to a tie with ‘Stay the Course’ papers. All told, four dailies that endorsed Coleman last fall think he should end his court fight now.
By David Brauer

A bit late in the day, the Marshall Independent tells Norm Coleman to give up his election-contest appeal. That returns us to a tie (9-9) in the Quit vs. Continue battle among state dailies.

The Independent notes that it’s telling Coleman to go even though the paper endorsed him last fall. They’re not alone: at least four pro-Coleman papers have switched (Marshall, Worthington, Albert Lea and Bemidji).

Here’s the updated tote board:

Quit now, Norm (9)
St. Cloud Times
Worthington Daily Globe
Albert Lea Tribune
Winona Daily News
Faribault Daily News
Owatonna People’s Press
Bemidji Pioneer
Marshall Independent
Minnesota Daily

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Stay the course for now, Norm (9)
Star Tribune
Pioneer Press
Duluth News-Tribune
Rochester Post-Bulletin (second item)
Mankato Free Press
West Central Tribune
Crookston Daily Times (with plenty of snark)
New Ulm Journal
Mesabi Daily News (Virginia, Mn.)

Lamely wishy-washy (2)
Fargo-Moorhead Forum
Grand Forks Herald

Unheard-from or unfound (8)
♦ Fairmont Sentinel
♦ Red Wing Republican-Eagle
♦ Morris Sun-Tribune
♦ International Falls Daily Journal
♦ Austin Daily Herald
♦ Brainerd Daily Dispatch
♦ Fergus Falls Daily Journal
♦ Hibbing Daily Tribune