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Rep. Walz Wins 3rd-Annual MN Hotdish Competition

It was hard to top the Hermann the German Hotdish on Wednesday, as Rep. Tim Walz’s delectable dish took first place in the third-annual Minnesota Congressional Delegation Hotdish Competition.

04/10/2013

Sen. Franken’s Willmar Stew

Recipe from Al. Franken’s website This is a hearty meal, just the right dish to serve with salad, beer, bread, and a Vikings game. 5 or 7 quart dutch oven 2 lbs Cannelini beans, soaked […]

04/10/2013

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Franken Bets On ‘DREAM Act’ In Immigration Bill

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken anticipates the federal immigration overhaul will contain the so-called DREAM Act that’s geared toward speeding citizenship for young illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.

04/02/2013

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Franken Taps Democratic Hand To Run ’14 Campaign

Sen. Al Franken has hired a campaign manager as he prepares for his 2014 reelection bid.

03/27/2013

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Franken: Device Tax Repeal Will Win Support

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken says he’s confident House lawmakers and President Obama will support repealing the medical device tax, a provision of the Senate budget passed last week.

03/25/2013

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Dems, GOP Clash At US Senate Gun Control Hearing

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords gave a brief, but emotional, testimony before a Senate panel looking into gun violence Wednesday.

01/30/2013

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Franken Seeks To Expand Mental Health Care

Sen. Al Franken is unveiling a bill to increase funding for mental health problems in prisons and jails.

01/09/2013

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Franken To Discuss Safety Issues At Eagan School

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken is meeting with education officials at an Eagan middle school to discuss ways to ensure school safety in Minnesota.

01/07/2013

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Session Start Means Dash For Minn. Campaign Cash

Monday is campaign money day for Minnesota lawmakers. It’s the final chance to raise money from lobbyists, associations and other big donors before the Legislature opens its 2013 session on Tuesday.

01/07/2013

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How Minnesota Delegates Voted On Fiscal Cliff Bill

Although the majority of the Minnesota delegation in the U.S. House and both Senators voted for the measure avoiding the cliff, it was a mixed bag and not necessarily along partisan lines.

01/02/2013

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Sen. Franken Weighs In On Fiscal Cliff Deal

Sen. Al Franken is glad a compromise was reached to avoid the so-called Fiscal Cliff.

01/01/2013

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President Obama Calls Gun Control ‘Top Priority’

The President is creating a commission lead by the Vice President to come up with proposals aimed at reducing gun violence.

12/19/2012

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Franken Bill Would Outlaw Stalking Apps

Stalking by smartphone. It’s a growing problem, and a Minnesota lawmaker wants to stop it.

12/06/2012

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Esme’s Blog: Franken Turkey Day Recipes

In my inbox this morning I found this email from Al Franken for Senate 2014 campaign. Note the Senator’s use of Mahnomen wild rice. Will other wild rice producers ask for a recipe recount?

11/21/2012

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Talking Points: The Risk Of A Fiscal Cliff

The President and Republicans are taking a break in their negotiations over a deal to avoid the Fiscal Cliff.

11/18/2012

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