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.
Here’s what the Vikings owners say about new GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah
The Vikings announced his hiring on Wednesday night.
After 3-month delay, newest Twin Cities Raising Cane's opens
The restaurant was originally scheduled to open in October.
Armed man robs Twin Cities thrift store, flees in carjacked pickup
He pulled out a handgun shortly after chatting with the cashier about his scarf.
Gallery: Pagoda-inspired home on Lake Pepin for sale for $2M
The home has 425 feet of private shoreline on the Mississippi River.
Walz proposes legalizing marijuana in massive supplemental budget
It's among the provisions in his "Budget to Move Minnesota Forward."
Photos reveal damage from gunshots to Minneapolis snowplow
A hydraulic line and three tires were damaged in the shooting.
Minneapolis schools confirm return to in-person teaching Monday
The school district shifted to online learning almost two weeks ago as rising COVID cases led to staff and bus driver shortages.
Mineral leases for proposed Twin Metals mine near Boundary Waters canceled
A review by the DOI found "significant legal deficiencies" with the leases' 2019 renewal.
Reward to find person who left kittens to die in freezing WI cold
The cats were thrown from a vehicle, according to a witness.
Charges: Man led police on multi-city pursuit in stolen Metro Mobility bus
The bus had been left unattended with the keys inside when it was stolen.
Charges: Man fatally shot mother of his child during argument
Officers found her on the ground outside the couple's home.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, January 26
More than 15,000 new cases in today's update.
Franken sponsors bill to help with heating costs
Sen. Al Franken says he is co-sponsoring a low-income energy assistance bill to help families pay their utility costs. Franken says funding has dropped despite high demand, adding he expects the measure to pass since both Republicans and Democrats get cold.
Freed hikers thank Sen. Franken for helping with their release
Minnesota-native Shane Bauer and Joshua Fattal traveled to Capitol Hil to meet with Sens. Al Franken and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania to express their gratitude. Franken was a vocal advocate for the hikers since their arrest in 2009.
Franken and Bachmann clash over payroll tax renewal
The U.S. Senate is nearing a vote on whether to extend the current payroll tax into next year. Sen. Al Franken says not renewing would create $1,000 in additional taxes for the average Minnesota family. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann says the tax cuts have punched a hole in the federal budget and threaten programs like Social Security.
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.
Bachmann, Cravaack, Franken release financial information
Financial disclosures released by Minnesota's members of Congress show Republican U.S. Reps. Michele Bachmann and Chip Cravaack, as well as Democratic Sen. Al Franken, are all worth more than $1 million. The trio is not alone: A 2011 study by a Washington, D.C.-based research group found nearly half the members of Congress are millionaires.
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.
Franken pushing to standardize college financial aid forms
Democratic U.S. Senator Al Franken, who sits on the Education Committee, says he'll work with the Obama administration to develop a Financial Aid Shopping Sheet to help students compare the cost of attending various colleges.
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