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Central McGowan Inc. President Jeff Skumautz giving Senator Al Franken a tour of their facility. Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Central McGowan Inc. President Jeff Skumautz giving Senator Al Franken a tour of their facility. Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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U.S. Senator Franken Hears From St. Cloud Residents on Closing ‘Skills Gap’ [AUDIO]

U.S. Senator Al Franken was in St. Cloud today (Monday) meeting with local manufacturers, educators, and work force officials. He was gathering input for a new bill he's introducing called the "Community College to Career Fund Act".

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Members Urge President Obama to Assist the 18 Counties Impacted by Storms

U.S Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Representatives Collin Peterson, Michele Bachmann, Keith Ellison, Tim Walz, and Erik Paulsen called on the Administration today to issue a disaster declaration for Minnesota counties to help storm cleanup efforts.

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Senator Franken's staff visits with Veterans about backlog (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Senator Franken's staff visits with Veterans about backlog (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Backlog in Benefits Leaves Veterans Concerned [AUDIO]

A claims backlog from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has veterans waiting too long to receive the benefits they have earned. The backlog has delay it where on average veterans wait 200-300 days before they can receive benefits.

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Senator Al Franken
Senator Al Franken (PHOTO: Joe Bielawa for WJON News)
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Senator Franken’s Staff Talking To Local Veterans on Thursday

Members of U.S. Senator Al Franken's staff will be in town tomorrow (Thursday). They'll be discussing efforts to end the backlog of Veterans Benefits Claims.

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Al Franken, Getty Images
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Franken’s Staff Holding College Afforability Night in St. Cloud

Area juniors and seniors getting ready for college can attend an event this (Wednesday) evening to learn about how to get help paying for it.

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Obama Nominates Hagel For Defense Secretary, Brennan For CIA Chief
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Senator Franken calls Hagel ‘War Hero’

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken is praising President Barack Obama's pick of former Nebraska Republican Senator Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary. Franken calls Hagel, a decorated Vietnam combat veteran, "a war hero." And Franken is promising to listen to his testimony.

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Senator Franken’s Staff in Freeport for Farm Bill Discussion

The U.S. Senate will begin a debate on the 2012 Farm Bill in the next few weeks.

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