Daily Digest: Franken sends Coleman a bill, City Pages’ Best Ofs

by Andrew Mannix

Thursday’s Digest:

Franken sends Coleman $16,000 legal bill

Since the end of Al Franken and Norm Coleman’s U.S. Senate election trial last week, team Franken has apparently been tallying up the legal bill.  According to the Pioneer Press, Franken is charging Coleman with more than $16,000 for attorney fees and court costs.  Included in the filing was the hourly rate for Franken’s attorneys, which reached as much as $538 for lead attorney Marc Elias. 

Anti-GLBT vandals hit Hamline campus

Vandals covered the Hamline University campus with anti-GLBT graffiti this week, the Star Tribune reports.  The vandalism came on Hamline’s “Rainbow Week,” an annual week of activities led by a campus GLBT group.  Police have not caught any vandals yet, but school officials told the Strib they intend to "pursue every avenue to discover the perpetrators of this vandalism."  

City Pages releases 2009 Best Of Issue

City Pages released their Best of the Twin Cities issue this week.  Here are a few highlights, including some local winners:

Best concert venue: The Varsity
Best place to people watch: Mesa Pizza at 2 a.m.

Best local band made good: P.O.S.

Best happy hour: Bar Abilene

Best mayor: R.T. Rybak

Best villain: Michele Bachmann

Check out the full list of winners here.