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Column: Thanks to Minnesota farmers, we’re making great progress on new buffer requirement
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October 28, 2015
Minnesota receives $8 million to expand biofuel infrastructure
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded Minnesota $8 million in federal funding under the Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) to expand biofuel infrastructure. Minnesota is one of 21 states to receive federal funding to expand biofuel infrastructure...
October 28, 2015 - 9:43pm
September 16, 2015
Minnesota senators, representatives urge strongest level of funding for Lewis & Clark water project
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Reps. Collin Peterson and Tim Walz, are calling for the strongest level of funding possible for the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System (LCRWS). In a letter to the Senate and House Appropriations Committees,...
September 16, 2015 - 8:19pm
September 4, 2015
Lawmakers pay 'making out' fines while disputing law enforcement account
ST. PAUL — Two Republican Minnesota House members accused of “making out” in a suburban Twin Cities’ park decided they will pay fines instead of challenging them in court after the incident that gained international publicity. “I understand being in the public eye, but...
September 4, 2015 - 9:34pm
September 3, 2015
‘As important as textbooks’: Franken, others talk merits of broadband in rural Minnesota
ST. PAUL — Many rural Americans compare providing high-speed Internet connections to the years when telephones and electricity were moving...
September 3, 2015 - 9:44pm
September 2, 2015
Better communications may mean safer oil trains
MINNEAPOLIS — Communications is a key in preventing and battling oil train disasters, two U.S. senators learned Wednesday from public safety...
September 2, 2015 - 8:46pm
July 31, 2015
Column: What Congress must do for LGBT kids
By SEN. AL FRANKEN and RANDI WEINGARTEN When Kyrstin Schuette, a Minnesotan, and her girlfriend started dating during freshman year in high school, none of the other students — with the exception of a few close friends — knew about their relationship. But that all changed on...
July 31, 2015 - 9:35pm
July 19, 2015
Local members of Congress concerned, cautious with Iran nuclear deal
FARGO — Congressional delegates from North Dakota and Minnesota had mixed reactions to a proposed nuclear deal with Iran. Here are excerpts of statements they released: Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. Franken said he would review the deal closely in the days to come. “Obviously,...
July 19, 2015 - 8:12pm
June 25, 2015
Column: Making rail safety a top priority in Minnesota
WASHINGTON — Minnesotans have always known how important safe, reliable rail service is to our state’s economy. Farmers and businesses have come to depend upon rail as an indispensable method of moving Minnesota products across the state and to markets around the world. But in...
June 25, 2015 - 3:54pm
June 19, 2015
Franken staff to lead health care discussion in Worthington
WORTHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s (D-Minn.) staff will be in Worthington Tuesday to lead a discussion with local rural health experts on the top needs of patients and providers in rural Minnesota and to discuss innovative ways to address those issues. The meeting is part of...
June 19, 2015 - 9:41pm
April 24, 2015
Dayton in Willmar today for avian flu forum
WILLMAR –– Minnesota leaders plan to visit Willmar today for an update on an avian influenza outbreak that now has been confirmed in 49 farms in 17 counties. State and federal officials Friday night confirmed that the first Minnesota chicken facility is infected with H5N2 bird...
April 24, 2015 - 9:37pm
April 19, 2015
Franken talks mental health care crisis
BEMIDJI — During a visit to Bemidji, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., heard officials describe a crisis: mentally ill people in Minnesota aren’t getting proper care, and it puts both them and others in danger. The discussion happened during a rural health care roundtable over the...
April 19, 2015 - 8:14pm
March 16, 2015
Franken wants oil safety study
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Al Franken wants a study about the safety of carrying western North Dakota crude oil through Minnesota. The Minnesota Democrat pressed the Federal Railroad Administration to make the oil less volatile before it is shipped. He also called to route railroad...
March 16, 2015 - 8:46pm
February 5, 2015
As others see it: Time for Minnesota senators to support Keystone
President Barack Obama showed last week that he’ll reverse course on an issue when key people from his own party tell him that the time has come. Now, Minnesota’s senators should join the chorus of Democrats who are sending exactly that message on the Keystone XL pipeline. As...
February 5, 2015 - 3:47pm
January 15, 2015
Column: Common ground, standing up for middle class are priorities
WASHINGTON — I’m grateful to the people of Minnesota for giving me the chance to serve a second term as senator. And I’m ready to keep fighting for middle-class families and for families aspiring to be in the middle class. Republicans now control the Senate majority, and while...
January 15, 2015 - 5:00pm
January 2, 2015
Capitol Chatter: "Dayton unbound' for new session
ST. PAUL — Mark Dayton has emerged from his campaign shell. The 67-year-old governor, preparing to start his final elective term, was at times...
January 2, 2015 - 9:50pm