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AgriNews: "Franken visits Dawson farm"

Click here to read AgriNews coverage of Sen. Franken recent visit to Roger and Karen Strom's farm to hear from farmers and business leaders about federal agriculture policy.

Monday, Nov 5  | 

Star Tribune: "Tighter rules on cellphone tracking urged"

Sen. Franken, Chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, recently announced the release of a new report he requested from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that shows wireless companies are not providing consumers enough information about how they use and share their private location data, and says that federal action would likely help address this problem.

Friday, Oct 12  | 

KARE 11: "Skills gap focus of Minnesota high tech employers"

Senator Franken recently toured the Minnetonka headquarters of DataCard which is a high tech company that manufactures the machines that produce personalized credit cards, passports, and national identity cards for countries all around the world. DataCard requires a high skilled workforce and employees who have global perspective.

Wednesday, Oct 10  | 

Rochester Post Bulletin: "Franken seeks answers in deaths of WSU Grad, friend"

Winona State University grad, Kari Bowerman, was traveling through Southeast Asia with her friend Cathy Huynh when they both became sick in Vietnam. Both of the women were admitted to the hospital and unfortunately passed away from yet to be determined causes. Sen. Franken wrote a letter to Secretary of State Clinton to ask for an investigation into the two women's deaths.

Wednesday, Sep 19  | 

Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce USDA Disaster Declaration for Minnesota Counties Affected by Ongoing Drought

Today, U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a disaster declaration for counties in Minnesota affected by the ongoing drought. This declaration means that farmers in these counties are now eligible for emergency loan assistance from the Farm Service Agency (FSA) to help cover crop or livestock losses.

Friday, Oct 26  | 

Sen. Franken Seeking Young Minnesotans Interested in Appointment to a U.S. Military Service Academy

U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is now accepting applications from young Minnesotans interested in attending one of the nation's five military service academies, including the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. In order to attend a service academy, candidates must be nominated by a member of Congress. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 1.

Wednesday, Oct 24  | 

Sen. Franken’s Statement on the Passing of George Pillsbury

U.S. Sen. Al Franken issued the following statement on the death of former Minnesota State Senator, prominent businessman, and philanthropist George Pillsbury.

Monday, Oct 15  | 

Consumer Alert: Medicare Open Enrollment Window

Medicare open enrollment is a brief time during the year when Medicare and Medicare Advantage subscribers can switch their plans and make sure that the plan they are enrolled in is the best one available.

Monday, Oct 15  | 

Sen. Franken and Geoffrey Canada Visit the Northside Achievement Zone

Sen. Franken recently joined children's education advocate Geoffrey Canada, founder of the Harlem Children's Zone, during a visit to the Northside Achievement Zone in Minneapolis. Click here to read about their visit and to see photos.

Thursday, Oct 4  | 

The Great Minnesota Get-Together

Click here to learn more about Sen. Franken's favorite things to do at the State Fair.

Tuesday, Sep 4  | 

Sen. Franken Talking Ag Policy with Minnesota Farmers

Click here to read about Sen. Franken's visit to Farmfest in Redwood County

Monday, Aug 27  | 
  • Getting Help Abroad

    Sen. Franken is proud to have been able to help the Iverson family return to Minnesota after Chau Iverson was robbed in Vietnam.  

    Monday, May 14, 2012 |
  • Working with the Minnesota Swarm

    The Minnesota Swarm were getting ready to play against the Edmonton Rush in the National Lacrosse League, when they ran into a serious problem; three of their coaches are Canadian citizens and didn’t yet have the correct visas to work in the United States, which meant that they wouldn’t be able to participate in the next game.

    Friday, February 10, 2012 |

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