Labor Secretary Tours U.S. Bank StadiumThomas E. Perez toured U.S. Bank Stadium with Sen. Al Franken, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and others who built the stadium. The tour focused on the role apprentices played in the construction.
Minnesota Gets $200K Grant To Battle Zika VirusSenators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken have announced funding for Zika virus detection and preparedness.
Mine To Open In August, Bringing Hundreds Of Jobs To Iron RangeGood news came Thursday for unemployed miners on the Iron Range. Hundreds of job will be opening earlier than expected.
Franken Calls For Investigation Following TSA Profiling AllegationsSen. Al Franken is calling for an investigation into the TSA after recent allegations that a supervisor within the agency called for racial profiling of people in Minnesota’s Somali community.
Franken To Lawmakers: Act Now On SWLRT Or Lose Federal FundingSen. Al Franken has a stern warning for Minnesota lawmakers - act by the end of the legislative session in May or risk losing out on $895 million in federal transportation funding.
Wright Confirmed By U.S. Senate As Federal Judge For MinnesotaThe U.S. Senate has confirmed Wilhelmina Wright as Minnesota's newest federal judge. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken announced Wright's confirmation Tuesday.
Local Somali Business Owner Attends SOTU Address With Sen. Al FrankenWhen President Barack Obama issued his final State Of The Union address Tuesday evening, Sen. Al Franken was there -- along with a successful local Somali business owner as a guest.
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.
Franken Interviews Minnesota Vet To Start Veterans History ProjectEfforts are underway to save the stories of American veterans through interviews, diaries or their letters to home. And as part of that project, Sen. Al Franken interviewed a Minnesota veteran on Sunday.
'Skills Gap' Leaves Millions Of Manufacturing Jobs VacantMinnesota faces an employment issue that doesn't involve a lack of jobs — it’s too many openings, and not enough qualified workers.
Group Gathers At Minnehaha Park To Welcome Syrian RefugeesThousands of refugees are arriving in Austria and Germany after those countries agreed to let them in. Most are fleeing civil war in Syria. A small group held signs at Minnehaha Park Sunday morning in support of those refugees. Members of the group say they're thankful for help from Minnesota politicians.
Senate Panel Gets Earful Over Oil Train ConcernsAfter a number of recent derailments, including spills and explosions, a panel headed by Minnesota Senator Al Franken convened in Minneapolis Wednesday to hear ideas for preventing and preparing for such disasters.