In a statement, Franken said a merger of the cell phone giants would have resulted in "higher cell phone bills for Minnesotans, greatly reduced competition, the potential loss of thousands of jobs, and less innovation in technology."
Sunbather on the roof triggers shelter-in-place at Savage elementary school
The sunbather told police he was trying to "tan and relax."
The Raptor Center's ambassador, Nero the turkey vulture, dies at 47
Nero helped save the California condors before taking up his post as an education ambassador.
82-year-old Independence man dies in golf cart accident
Few details are known about the incident.
Ben Leber named new permanent co-host of 'Twin Cities Live'
The former Minnesota Vikings linebacker was introduced Friday afternoon.
APM Reports, maker of 'In the Dark' podcast, nixed by Minnesota Public Radio
MPR said "select programming elements" of APM Reports will be incorporated into MPR News.
The latest on holiday weekend severe weather chances for MN
The most significant severe threats are Sunday night and again on Monday.
Charges: Driver was drunk, high in head-on crash that killed 19-year-old woman
The young woman killed in the crash was a college student studying zoology.
What's open and closed in Minnesota on Memorial Day 2022
A guide to Memorial Day weekend 2022.
Truck crashes into Napa Auto Parts store after driver's medical issue
No employees were struck by the pickup.
Motorcyclist killed in Ham Lake after passing in the turn lane
The motorcyclist was hit by a car turning onto the road.
Minnesota gets cut of Ford settlement over misleading ads
The $19.2 million settlement centers on Ford's C-Max hybrid and Super Duty pickup truck.
Sen. Franken to introduce Helping Homeowners Refinance Act
The legislation is meant to help homeowners refinance their mortgages to keep their homes and save money. Sen. Al Franken says "the federal government should be making it easier to refinance, not creating additional hurdles." The Minnesota Democrat plans to introduce the legislation on Monday.
Sen. Al Franken urging colleagues to extend renewable energy tax credit
The Minnesota Democrat says it will save 80,000 jobs and keep the country from importing more foreign oil. Franken says a consulting firm found construction of wind turbines would drop by 75 percent next year if the tax credit expires.
Sen. Franken keeps lid on comedy – mostly
Since he arrived in the Senate three years ago, the former “Saturday Night Live” star has tried to project an ultra-serious public image of a studious and hard-working senator who shuns the media spotlight and whose past career as a comedian and satirist is just that — a thing of the past. But in private settings, he's still getting laughs. Politico profiles the Minnesota lawmaker who seldom gives interviews on Capitol Hill.
Franken raises privacy concerns about Facebook's facial recognition
Sen. Al Franken wants Facebook to be more upfront about its facial recognition technology and how it plans to use it. Franken grilled a company executive at a Capitol Hill hearing. Facebook has an estimated 60 billion pictures of people, the world's largest photo database.
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