Al Franken

Franken Working To Change How The Justice System Deals With The Mentally IllSen. Al Franken is hoping this is the year he can get legislation passed to help people suffering from mental illness.
Franken Introduces Bill To Allow Refinancing Of Federal Student LoansSen. Franken's proposal comes just one week after the state of Minnesota announced its own student loan refinancing program, and as college affordability has become a major topic in the presidential race.
Rep. Ellison Asks Lawmakers To Invite Muslims To SOTUOne day ahead of President Obama's final State of the Union address, Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison is asking members of Congress to bring a Muslim as their guest.
Ellison Calls For Lawmakers To Bring Muslim-Americans To SOTURep. Keith Ellison has laid down a challenge to colleagues -- including U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, of Wisconsin -- to bring a Muslim American as his guest to President Obama's State of the Union address, according to reports from Washington.
Local Somali Business Owner To Attend State Of UnionThe owner of Afro Deli & Catering restaurants in Minneapolis and St. Paul plans to attend President Barack Obama's State of the Union address next week.
Talking Points: Franken On Paris Climate AgreementThe historic climate change agreement reached in Paris this weekend means that for the first time in history nearly every nation in the world has agreed to work towards lowering greenhouse gas emissions and slow the rate at which the earth is warming.
Franken's Memoir To Cover Life From 'SNL' To SenateSen. Al Franken has a book deal for a memoir that will cover his career from "Saturday Night Live" to his years in Washington. Twelve, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the Minnesota Democrat's book is scheduled for 2017 and is currently untitled.
Police Union: Jamar Clark Reached For Officer's Gun Before ShootingUnion officials with Minneapolis police say an investigation shows Jamar Clark was reaching for an officer's gun when he was shot early Sunday morning in north Minneapolis. The police union also says Clark was not handcuffed when the shooting took place and handcuffs were never on.
Sen. Franken To Introduce Anti-Stalking App BillA crime that is sweeping the nation is targeting people in Minnesota. Stalking apps are being used on cellphones, which allow abusers to secretly stalk their victims. These apps are not available on the iTunes or the Android Apps store.
Franken Calls His Washington Memoir A 'Psychological Thriller'U.S. Sen. Al Franken is not done with his career as an author. The second-term Minnesota Democrat, former "Saturday Night Live" writer-performer, and best-selling author is working on a memoir about his years in Washington.
Volkswagen Stock Plummets As CEO Admits To Software CheatThe scandal at Volkswagen is growing. The German car manufacturer admitted Tuesday that software designed to cheat emissions tests was installed in 11 million cars worldwide. The scandal prompted an apology from Volkswagen USA CEO Michael Horn. "Our company was dishonest with the EPA," Horn said.
Minn. Woman's Business Wins Part Of $20 Billion IT ContractA Minnesota mother of two is part of a very elite group. Her business is one of 65 in the United States that will split $20-billion worth of contracted IT work. In her Minnetonka office of Ideal System Solutions ...

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