After the Minnesota Senate voted to legalize same-sex marriage Monday afternoon, politicians, celebrities and citizens weighed in on both sides of the issue online.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Monday, January 7, 2013
Sen. Al Franken met this afternoon with counselors, safety experts and ISD 196 administrators at Dakota Hills Middle School.
Sen. Al Franken came to Eagan’s Dakota Hills Middle School this afternoon to discuss school safety protocols with counselors, safety experts and ISD 196 administrators in the wake of last month’s Newtown shootings. Franken repeatedly emphasized the importance of early treatment of mental illness and also spoke about lockdown drills and perimeter security in remarks to reporters after the meeting. “You [need to] catch this kind of mental illness early, treat it, so it doesn’t grow into something where you have somebody who becomes a shooter,” he said. ISD 196 superintendent Jane Berenz; the district’s safety director, Mark Parr; and Dakota Hills Middle principal Trevor Johnson were among the 12 participants in the closed-door roundtable …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Also, Sen. Al Franken will be at Eagan's Dakota Hills Middle School on Monday to discuss school safety.
Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows said today that he supports a ban on the sale of high-capacity assault weapons. "I believe in the second amendment,” Bellows told Patch this morning, three weeks to the day after the Newtown, Conn., massacre in which 20 children were killed. “I’ve signed, over the years, 9,000 permits to carry" firearms. “But does the second amendment extend all the way to assault weapons and high-capacity magazines?" Bellows asked. "I don’t think it does.” On a separate but related note, Sen. Al Franken announced Friday that he will be at Eagan's Dakota Hills Middle School on Monday to meet "with several Minnesota educators, child advocates, and school-safety officials to discuss ongoing efforts to improve school safety…
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Franken read to first graders and took questions from middle school students.
U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) stopped at Southview Elementary School and Valley Middle School on Thursday amidst a tour of several locations in the south metro this week. At Southview, Franken read aloud the book Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, and also answered student questions, from what his job involves to whether he has met the president to whether he speaks any foreign languages (answer: a little German). At Valley Middle, he took questions from students and talked about his issues of focus; he emphasized the importance of education, telling students he believes education leads to innovation.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Franken will stop at Southview Elementary and Valley Middle School on Thursday morning.
U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) is scheduled to visit two Apple Valley schools on Thursday morning, according to a press release from Franken's office. Franken is slated to read to first-grade students at Southview Elementary School at 9:30 a.m., then at 10 a.m. to talk to Valley Middle School seventh-grade civics students about his job as a senator. Franken is a member of the Senate Education Committee working to reform the federal "No Child Left Behind" legislation. He plans to meet with local education officials and teachers to gather their input on the reform of the federal "No Child Left Behind" act, which the U.S. Senate will debate later this year, according to a press release. Franken also is scheduled to visit Burnsville High School …
Friday, November 11, 2011
Veterans and community members gathered for a Veterans Day breakfast in Inver Grove Heights, which was followed by the state's official Veterans Day ceremony.
A handful of local and state officials addressed a packed house at the Minnesota National Guard armory in Inver Grove Heights this morning as part of the state's official Veterans Day ceremony. The event was preceded by a free community breakfast.