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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.
Klobuchar Bolsters Support For Iran Nuclear DealU.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she'll vote for the Iran nuclear deal. The Minnesota Democrat threw her support behind the plan in a Monday statement. She says it's imperfect but it offers the "best available option to put the brakes on Iran's development of a nuclear weapon."
Sen. Al Franken Sounds Off On Apple's Music Business PracticesSenator Al Franken is joining the ranks of Taylor Swift by taking on one of the country's most powerful companies. He's asking the attorney general to look into the business practices of Apple.
Sen. Franken Calls For Investigation Into Apple MusicSen. Al Franken is calling for an investigation into Apple's new streaming music service. The Minnesota Democrat wants confirmation that the tech giant isn't breaking anti-trust laws.
Sen. Franken Trying To Overhaul 'No Child Left Behind'Sen. Al Franken is continuing the push to overhaul the "No Child Left Behind" law.
Activists Rally Against Arctic Drilling At Lake CalhounPeople against drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean hit waterways from coast-to-coast Saturday, including here in the Twin Cities.

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