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Al Franken, with wife Franni, tells reporters gathered outside his Minneapolis home that he is "the next senator from Minnesota," following the state Canvassing Board's Monday certification of the Senate recount results. Staff photo by Scott Wente

Franken vote certified, but court to decide

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ST. PAUL - Norm Coleman declared victory the morning after the Nov. 4 election.

Al Franken claimed victory Monday, when a statewide U.S. Senate recount ended.

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Judges, however, likely will decide Minnesota's next senator.

A state election board on Monday certified results of the two-month recount that gave Democrat Franken a 225-vote advantage over Coleman.

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