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Court clerks Jennifer Hobbs, left, and Sarah Sonday work alongside a mountain of trial exhibits that grows daily in Minnesota's U.S. Senate election trial.

Senate trial intrigue lost on observers

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ST. PAUL - Minnesota voters - and even politically engaged college students - have little interest in details of the prolonged U.S. Senate election trial, a professor monitoring the proceeding said.

"I think they're lost," Bemidji State University journalism instructor Louise Mengelkoch said Friday. "I don't know anybody who follows it, because it's infuriating."

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