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One of the big days of the Minnesota legislative session arrives Thursday, when state fiscal leaders announce how state revenues and spending are doing.
Saturday, February, 23, 2013 - Forum News Service - News
Sen. Al Franken talked about his favorite science teacher Friday at a Minnesota Science Teachers Association conference in Duluth and urged support for a bill to help retain teachers and boost the number of students studying math and science.
Saturday, February, 23, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
As he prepares to seek a second term next year, Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken appears to be on relatively firm ground as a candidate, a far cry from his status when first seeking the job.
Sunday, February, 17, 2013 - MPR.org/100.5 FM - News
ST. PAUL — Call it Gun Week 2 in the Minnesota Legislature.
Saturday, February, 16, 2013 - Forum Communications - News
A Duluth woman whose letter mailed to her Army son in Iraq came back to her stamped “DECEASED” when the soldier wasn’t dead has received a formal apology from the U.S. Postal Service, more than six years after the incident.
Friday, February, 15, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
Union workers at the mail-processing center in Duluth were told Tuesday that the facility could close sometime starting in July or as late as 2014, with less than half of the employees offered positions elsewhere.
Wednesday, February, 13, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
Union workers at the mail-processing center in Duluth were told Tuesday that the facility could close sometime starting in July or as late as 2014.
Tuesday, February, 12, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party has re-elected Ken Martin as chairman.
Saturday, February, 02, 2013 - Associated Press - News
President Obama will tell select Minnesotans on Monday about his plan to reduce gun violence by increasing gun-buyer background checks, outlawing assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips and strengthening programs to prevent the mentally ill from become mass shooters.
Saturday, February, 02, 2013 - Forum News Service - News
An American businessman who says he is being prevented from leaving Mongolia, where he is considered a potential witness in a corruption case, has asked for help from the congressional delegation in his home state of Minnesota.
Thursday, January, 31, 2013 - Associated Press - News
The Minnesota School Social Workers Association concurs with U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s approach of recognizing and addressing the need for additional support staff in schools to take on children’s mental-health needs. A News Tribune “Our View” editorial on the proposal from Franken, a Minnesota Democrat, was published Jan. 11 under the headline, “More counseling, yes, but who’ll pay?”
Tuesday, January, 29, 2013 - for the News Tribune - Opinion
Elsie Knutson Moren was born in Skibo Township, a tiny community midway between Brimson and Embarrass, and lived on Minnesota soil all her life. But she lost her citizenship after marrying an unnaturalized immigrant.
Tuesday, January, 29, 2013 - Lake County News-Chronicle - News
Tim and Kristi Melby of Cloquet brought their 12-year-old daughter, Marina, and 10-year-old son, Cedar, to attend Monday's inauguration in Washington. It was a repeat performance for the Melbys, who also came to see President Obama take his first oath of office four years ago.
Tuesday, January, 22, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
The situation regarding mental illness today is about where acceptance of gays and lesbians was two decades ago. Most Americans are ignorant of the nature and scope of mental illness, which allows the unfair stigma to continue for those suffering such illness.
Sunday, January, 20, 2013 - For the Budgeteer News - Budgeteer
All the writings about U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s idea on gun control, school safety and improved mental-health services have been fine, except one very important fact has been ignored. That is addressing fetal alcohol syndrome suffered by children in our communities.
Tuesday, January, 15, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion
U.S. Sen. Al Franken said he’ll introduce a bill that would favor treatment rather than incarceration for those who are mentally ill (“Franken pushes mental-health bill to reduce firearm violence,” Jan. 10).
Monday, January, 14, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion
The University of Minnesota prepares to ask legislators to approve a $1.8 billion budget as some lawmakers question a Wall Street Journal story that showed the school has an excessive administration budget.
Sunday, January, 13, 2013 - Forum News Service - News
Every winter, Duluthians enjoy many winter pastimes like skiing, skating and ice fishing. But Minnesota’s winters are becoming less white. In recent decades, we’ve gotten less snow and had thinner ice, according to a report by the National Wildlife Federation.
Saturday, January, 12, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion
The idea that we can somehow head off gun violence in public places by flooding public places with more guns, as some are advocating in the wake of the school shooting tragedy in Newtown, Conn., continues to be a baffler: Wouldn’t more guns increase the likelihood of more guns going off and more bullets hitting people?
Friday, January, 11, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion
Mental-health professionals, not more guns, are the way to address school violence, Sen. Al Franken said on Wednesday.
Thursday, January, 10, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News