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
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Sen. Al Franken dusted off his Saturday Night Live comedy chops at Eagan High Monday afternoon, joking about a nuclear powered robot and a grandmother's concussion during a demonstration by the school's First Robotics Team.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us Sen. Al Franken joked with Eagan High School students and their basketball-shooting robot Monday afternoon during a demonstration of the school's First Robotics Team. Franken spoke with aspiring engineers participating in Eagan High's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program. A member of the Senate Education Committee, Franken has worked to expand STEM programming. The senator was in Eagan to discuss school safety protocols with counselors, safety experts and ISD 196 administrators in the wake of last month’s Newtown shootings.
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…