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MinnPost’s Jay Weiner, who covered every twist and turn of the Al Franken-Norm Coleman recount saga, has signed a contract with the University of Minnesota Press to write a book about Minnesota’s longest election contest.
Jay, who will devote most of his time to the book over the next several months but still write occasionally for MinnPost, won a Frank Premack Award for his reporting. Judges praised him for “breathing life into a process that moves at a glacial pace” and for providing “a very in-depth, personal perspective that made coverage refreshing and interesting.”
The book, Jay says, “will dive inside the events of the eight-month-long recount and election contest.”
Publication is set for fall 2010, just as interest in Minnesota’s state and congressional election races ramps up.
Don Effenberger is a MinnPost news editor.