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Fargo Forum: “Employers tell Franken they're worried about filling region's demand for skilled workers.”

Sen. Franken visited Moorhead to talk with employers and Minnesota State Community and Technical College to learn about their efforts to prepare students for high-skilled, open jobs. Click here to read news coverage from the Fargo Forum.

Monday, Sep 29  |  Read More...

Minnesota Daily: Senate Republicans Block Sen. Franken’s Student Loan Refinancing Bill

Since joining the Senate, Sen. Franken has made it one of his top priorities to tackle college affordability. Unfortunately, Senate Republicans recently blocked his Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, which would have allowed students to refinance their student loan debt at lower rates offered to new borrowers. The Minnesota Daily reports.

Thursday, Sep 18  |  Read More...

MultiChannel News: Sen. Franken Stands Behind Net Neutrality

At a recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Sen. Franken laid out his argument for why the FCC needs to restore net neutrality rules. Multichannel News reports:

Wednesday, Sep 17  |  Read More...

Star Tribune: Sen. Franken Applauds New Federal Program to Help Stop Overseas Extremists from Recruiting Minnesotans

After Sen. Franken called on the DOJ to double down on efforts to halt terrorist recruitment in Minnesota, the DOJ did just that. Click here to read the Star Tribune report.

Wednesday, Sep 17  |  Read More...

Sen. Franken’s Praises New Minnesota Ebola Restrictions

Sen. Al Franken issued the following statement after Gov. Mark Dayton announced strengthened public health protocols for travelers coming to Minnesota from West Africa

Monday, Oct 27  |  Read More...

Sen. Franken Statement Marking the 12th Anniversary of The Tragic Deaths of Paul and Sheila Wellstone, Six others

Sen. Al Franken released the following statement marking the 12th anniversary of the tragic plane crash that took the lives of Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone, his wife Sheila, and six others close to them.

Saturday, Oct 25  |  Read More...

Sen. Franken Pushes to Improve Native School Buildings

Sen. Al Franken pushed federal officials to improve the state of schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE). Sen. Franken said that the poor condition of these school facilities in Minnesota is not beneficial to students' learning and academic achievement.

Friday, Oct 17  |  Read More...

New Report: Sen. Franken’s 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.

Thursday, Jul 24  |  Read More...

Sen. Franken Presses White House on Keeping Renewable Fuel Standard & Biodiesel Industry Strong

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.

Thursday, Jul 24  |  Read More...

Resources and Information for Those Affected by Floods in Minnesota

Click here to read about resources available to those affected by recent floods from high rain fall in many areas of Minnesota.

Friday, Jun 20  |  Read More...

Winning Entries from Sen. Franken's 2014 MN Military Children's Poetry Contest

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. 

Tuesday, May 27  |  Read More...

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