Sen. Franken Makes Stop in St. Cloud on 21st Century Workforce Tour
Wednesday, Aug 27
Sen. Franken Visits Minntac Mine, Presses for More Jobs on Iron Range
Tuesday, Aug 26
For First Time, Family of Late Brainerd WWII Veteran Views A 1944 Pentagon Portrait Painted to Honor His Heroism
Friday, Aug 22
Sen. Franken was thrilled to spend time last week with National Guard and Reserve members and their families as part of the Minnesota National Guard's "Beyond the Yellow Ribbon" program.
Bemidji Pioneer: Franken touts federal workforce bill: Says bipartisan legislation will help skills gap in Minnesota
Sen. Franken's help in passing the first comprehensive update to the nation's workforce development system in 16 years will give a much-needed shot in the arm to our existing federal workforce programs, the Bemidji Pioneer reports. Since joining the Senate, Sen. Franken has visited community and technical colleges all across the state to discuss how schools and businesses can help prepare students for their careers.
Click here to read the Minneapolis' Star Tribune's coverage of the legislation that includes Sen. Franken's priorities to help community and technical colleges link up with businesses to fill open, high-skill jobs in growing sectors like manufacturing, IT, and energy.
Sen. Franken toured the mudslide near Fairview Hospital in Minneapolis, which caused more than $4 million in damage and forced the Hospital to relocate large oxygen tanks. After meeting with hospital officials, Sen. Franken reiterated the need for federal assistance-not only in Hennepin County, but in flood damaged communities across the state-telling reporters that he had "never seen a massive mudslide like this" in the state.
Sen. Franken: New Federal Pilot Program To Help Stop Overseas Extremists From Recruiting Minnesotans
U.S. Sen. Al Franken said today that a new Department of Justice pilot project will add important resources to the Twin Cities' ongoing effort to stop extremists from recruiting young Americans to join overseas terrorist groups like the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
At a key Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, U.S. Sen. Al Franken laid out his case for keeping access to the Internet equal for consumers and businesses in Minnesota and across the country.
Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Announce Over $5 Million to Improve Infrastructure at Chisholm-Hibbing Airport
Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken along with Representative Rick Nolan today announced that the Department of Transportation has awarded the Chisholm-Hibbing Airport $5,050,521 for infrastructure improvements.
New Report: Sen. Frankens Health Reform Measure Sent Insurance Refunds To Consumers in Minnesota, Across the Country
A health care reform measure authored by U.S. Sen. Al Franken required insurers to rebate $330 million dollars to consumers in Minnesota and across the country this year. Click here to read more.
Click here to read about Sen. Al Franken pressing a key White House official on the need to keep the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) strong to bolster investments in the biodiesel industry, spur job growth in our rural economies, and decrease the nation's dependence on foreign oil.
Click here to read about resources available to those affected by recent floods from high rain fall in many areas of Minnesota.
Click here to read the winning poems from Sen. Franken's 3rd Annual Minnesota Military Children's Poetry Contest. Students from across Minnesota submitted poems paying tribute to the men and women who have honorably served our country.