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Goodhue County Auditor-Treasurer Carolyn Holmsten discusses a disputed ballot Monday at the Goodhue County Government Center with Jeff Hasser, lead representative for the Al Franken campaign. staff photo by Mike Longaecker

Ballot confusion as recount continues

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ST. PAUL - The U.S. Senate recount got off to a rough start Monday in one northwestern Minnesota county, which reported it had found dozens of previously uncounted ballots and temporarily lost track of a handful more.

One of 10 sites statewide to start recounting votes Monday, Becker County officials said that they earlier misplaced 61 valid ballots, which are expected to be counted for the first time today as part of the recount.

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