Manual available on line

Minnesota’s Blue Book, formally known as the Legislative Manual, is available on line.

But the hard copy will not be printed until courts decide who will be the next U.S. senator. Former Sen. Norm Coleman is challenging Al Franken’s lead in the state Supreme Court.

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie said that since state law requires the manual to list "all persons holding office from this state under the national government," he cannot print the book until a decision is made.

The book is available to be read or downloaded at

Included in the manual is a variety of information, including lists of state and federal officials, election results and historic documents.