May 3 became a day of mourning for many Minnesotans when they learned of the death of long-time U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar. Though members of Oberstar’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party took a moment of silence that day to honor his memory and passing, DFL delegates from the central 6th District meeting at Monticello Middle School had political reasons to be upbeat.
Students Mac Schwartz and Mariah Van Heel and U.S. Sen. Al Franken agreed on several important things when the senator visited Forest Lake High School on Oct. 22.
Sen. Al Franken Guest Columnist Today is neither Veterans Day nor Memorial Day – the two days each year when all Americans pause to reflect on the service and sacrifice of our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen. That doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate our service members, our veterans and their families every day. [...]
Making approval process easier can be done without compromising safety Sen. Al Franken Guest Columnist Bridget Cisneros’ parents thought she was a healthy baby girl when she was born in 2007. However, doctors soon discovered a hole in her tiny heart, and at a very young age Bridget faced risky and complex open-heart surgery. Fortunately, [...]
Sen. Al Franken Ron Antony Guest Writers One of us is a Democrat. One of us is a Republican. We have very different ideas on many important issues — but no one, Democrat or Republican, can ignore results. And investing in workforce development is a proven strategy for improving the economy — not to mention [...]