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Jeff Johnson, a Hennepin County commissioner and Detroit Lakes native, is running for Minnesota governor is 2018. Submitted photo
Capitol Chatter: Johnson looks to buck history in governor race
May 19, 2017 - 1:10pm
April 21, 2017
During a tour of the Alexandria Area High School last October, U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota, talks with Superintendent Julie Critz and Principal Chad Duwenhoegger. The stop was the first one on Franken's "Advancing Career Pathways Tour." (Al Edenloff | Echo Press)
Franken urges alternatives to closing 'skills gap'
April 21, 2017 - 10:06am
March 15, 2017
Sen. Franken seeks student entrants for poetry contest
March 15, 2017 - 8:00am
March 12, 2017
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson's winning entry, the "Right to Bear Arms Hotdish," included actual bear meat. It was one of 10 entries in this year's Hotdish Competition hosted by Sen. Al Franken. Special to Forum News Service
Peterson's staff cooks up a winner in senator's hotdish competition
March 12, 2017 - 10:30am
March 10, 2017
Heidi Heitkamp
ND, Minn. delegations discuss wiretapping claims, travel ban and more
March 10, 2017 - 7:00pm
March 8, 2017
U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.
U.S. Rep. Peterson roars to “Hotdish Off” win thanks to bear meat
March 8, 2017 - 10:59pm
January 30, 2017
David Moody, Willmar, Minn., Unitarian Universalist Church congregation president, makes an annoucement Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, at Bihi's Restaurant. Moody wanted to let everyone at the restaurant know they were there to talk to peole in the Somali community and maintain unity. Briana Sanchez / Forum News Service
Travel ban reaches Minnesota as Trump order brings confusion
January 30, 2017 - 6:00pm
October 21, 2016
Led by student ambassadors, Sam Kuennen and Kendall Kohler, U.S. Sen. Al Franken, takes a tour of Alexandria Area High School Tuesday. Following behind him are Superintendent Julie Critz and Principal Chad Duwenhoegger. (Al Edenloff | Echo Press)
Sen. Franken 'knocked out' by new high school
October 21, 2016 - 6:00am
October 12, 2016
Sen. Franken seeks young Minnesotans for U.S. Military Service Academy
October 12, 2016 - 2:00am
August 26, 2016
Ryan Hinkeldey of Windom shows a 2-year-old Holsein at on the Minnesota State Fair's opening day, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.  (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
'Awesome' State Fair opens with more security
August 26, 2016 - 9:08am
September 23, 2015
U.S. Senator Al Franken presented WWII Navy veteran Jim Clermont of Garfield with the French Legion Medal of Honor during a special presentation at Target Field on September 3. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus (behind Franken) was also part of the presentation; he invited Clermont and family to attend the Minnesota Twins game that day. (Contribtued)
Clermont receives French Legion of Honor
September 23, 2015 - 12:00am
September 11, 2015
Brent Christensen of the Minnesota Telecom Alliance talks about broadband while U.S. Senator Al Franken and Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development listen during a September 3 meeting. (Don Davis | Forum News Service)
Broadband ‘as important as textbooks’
September 11, 2015 - 12:00am
September 9, 2015
U.S. Sens. Al Franken of Minnesota and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin host a Minneapolis forum Wednesday, Sep-tember 2, during which political and public safety leaders from both states discuss issues they have with oil train safety. (Don Davis | Forum News Service)
Better communication may mean safer oil trains
September 9, 2015 - 12:00am
January 21, 2011
Al Edenloff  |  Echo Press
Douglas Scientific President and COO Dan Malmstrom showed U.S. Senator Al Franken an array tape the company developed for DNA testing. The tape contains 384 wells or tiny test tubes that require less plastic than the standard DNA testing plates and allow researchers to test samples at a faster rate. "Some of the most sophisticated technology in the world is happening here in Alexandria," Malmstrom told the senator.
Scientific breakthroughs - Franken 'jazzed' by Douglas Machine's high-tech advances
January 21, 2011 - 12:00am
November 8, 2010
Franken's staff to hold office hours in Alexandria
November 8, 2010 - 3:00pm