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Senators Push Luger For Top Minn. Prosecutor Slot

Minnesota’s two senators say they want litigator Andrew Luger to be the next U.S. attorney for the state if the current chief prosecutor is confirmed by the Senate for a different post. Democratic Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken recommended Tuesday that President Barack Obama name Luger the lead federal prosecutor.

07/23/2013

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Franken To Host Discussion Of Retirement Planning

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken and a fellow U.S. senator are holding a Minneapolis round-table to discuss challenges to financially planning for retirement. Franken and Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio are hosting the event Friday at a Minneapolis YMCA.

07/19/2013

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Franken Has $3M In Reserve For Minn. Senate Race

Democratic Sen. Al Franken has added significantly to his campaign stockpile in the last three months, leaving him with $3 million in reserve as the 2014 Minnesota Senate race takes shape. Franken reported April-to-June figures on Thursday, during which he says he raised nearly $2 million.

07/11/2013

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Sen. Franken Urges Support For Food Stamp Grocery Delivery

U.S. Sen. Al Franken is saying some Minnesotans should be able to buy home-delivered groceries with food stamps.

07/02/2013

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GOP’s McFadden Says $700K Raised For Franken Race

Minnesota Republican Senate candidate Mike McFadden says he has scooped up more than $700,000 in donations in his challenge to Sen. Al Franken. The quick start McFadden touted Tuesday makes clear that next year’s contest will be expensive.

07/02/2013

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Sen. Franken: Immigration Reform Bill Good For MN

A U.S. senator said a reform bill isn’t just good for our broken immigration system. At the State Capitol Monday afternoon, Sen. Al Franken said the bill is also good for Minnesota farms and businesses.

07/01/2013

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Minn.’s Franken Hardly A GOP Target For Defeat

Al Franken barely made it into the Senate the first time, squeaking by with 312 votes after months of recounts and legal skirmishes that left Minnesota Republicans salivating at the prospect of snatching the seat back from the former “Saturday Night Live” star in 2014.

06/22/2013

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Franken ‘Very Well Aware Of’ NSA Tracking Phone Records

US Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., says he’s not surprised by revelations that federal security agencies collect phone and computer data on American citizens.

06/10/2013

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Al, Franni Franken Are 1st-Time Grandparents

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken and his wife Franni are grandparents for the first time. Franken’s Senate office released the details Friday. The Frankens’ daughter Thomasin and her husband, Brody Greenwald, became parents a day earlier.

05/31/2013

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Klobuchar, Franken Form US Attorney Search Panel

U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken have formed an advisory committee to lead the search for the next U.S. Attorney for Minnesota. The committee consists of seven seasoned attorneys, judges and law enforcement professionals.

05/26/2013

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Twitter, Minnesotans React To House Approving Gay Marriage

More than 1,000 people showed up at the state Capitol and some showed up as early as 7:30 a.m.

05/09/2013

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Talking Points: Intelligence Failure Before Bombings?

As investigators continue to look into the Boston Marathon bombings, questions are growing about whether there was an American intelligence failure.

04/21/2013

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Sen. Franken Presents Overdue Medal To Princeton Vet

It’s been 60 long years but finally, a Princeton, Minn. veteran is getting the Prisoner of War service medal he earned decades ago.

04/21/2013

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Rep. John Kline Says No To Senate, Governor Runs

Rep. John Kline says he’s not interested in running for the U.S. Senate or governor next year. Kline said Friday he wants to take his name off the table now so it will help others who might run against Democratic Sen. Al Franken or Gov. Mark Dayton.

04/19/2013

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Beyond Bounds: Burroughs Has St. Kate’s Tennis On Verge Of History

Take a glance at the MIAC women’s tennis standings and there’s an unfamiliar name atop it. St. Kate’s? A team that has never won the league title? … How? Senior captain and No. 2 singles […]

04/13/2013

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