Democrats Turn Up Heat On McFadden Cheaper Chinese Steel Comment

Minnesota Democrats are trying to turn a comment about steel from Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mike McFadden into a major campaign issue to unite Iron Range residents against him — something that could help the DFL in other races as well.

Palestine Supporters Confront Sen. Franken In Tense Phone Call

Palestine supporters in Minnesota got to directly vent their anger at Sen. Al Franken over his support for Israel in its conflict with Palestine. Franken’s campaign workers arranged for the group of about 20 people to talk to the senator on a speaker phone. What followed was a polite but tense conversation between the group and the Senator.

Senator Al Franken Vows To Repeal Anti-Gay Marriage Law

Sen Franken Vows To Repeal Anti-Gay Marriage Law

U.S. Sen. Al Franken says he will work to repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a law that prevents federal recognition of same-sex marriages and allows states to refuse to acknowledge a same-sex marriage from another state.

Minneapolis Seeks Tornado Damage Help

U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) met with Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and Minneapolis City Council President Barbara Johnson in Washington, D.C. to discuss the aftermath of the tornado that hit North Minneapolis on May 22 and caused millions of dollars in damage and resulted in the death of two Minnesotans.

Sen. Franken Calls Progressives the New Conservatives

At his Netroots Nation 2011 keynote speech in Minneapolis this morning, Senator Al Franken painted the Republicans as the party of radical change for their attempt to dismantle the social safety net. Progressives, Franken added, are the new conservatives because they are trying to preserve what they won in hard-fought battles.

Minnesota Boasts Nation-Leading Solution to Home Foreclosure Crisis

The problem: Since 2005, more than 100,000 foreclosures have occurred throughout Minnesota, which has hurt families and destroyed communities.

The solution: Members of the Minnesota Foreclosure Partners Council — a unique partnership between public and private agencies, communities and cities — has helped 25,000 Minnesota homeowners avoid foreclosure within the last year. Minnesota’s foreclosure prevention program is the envy of the nation.

Harmon Killebrew -Tributes & Moment Of Silence

The man they called “Killer” won his fame for smashing a baseball farther than anyone else could in baseball’s pre-steroid era. But he won the admiration of millions for killing people with kindness. Today #3 passed away at the age of 74 from cancer while in hospice care in Arizona.