#MeToo Movement Reaches Many In Society

U.S. Sen. Al Franken faces a second round of questions about his treatment of women, the latest in a month-old movement that has encouraged numerous women to tell their stories of sexual harassment. He joins some well-known entertainers and state politicians as a man alleged to have improperly treated women. A California radio host accuses…
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Chatter: Sex Harassment Allegations Reach Several States

Minnesota is far from the only state in which legislators stand accused of sexual harassment. Reports have surfaced in states coast to coast about women lawmakers, legislative staffers and lobbyists saying they have been harassed. Stateline.org reports that women in at least 16 states have made the allegations: Minnesota, South Dakota, California, Illinois, Colorado, Kentucky,…
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Sexual Harassment Cure Includes Electing ‘Women In High Places’

Criticizing sexual harassment is easy, but coming up with a solution is tough. “If women could fix the problem on their own, it would have been done already,” Lucy Kennedy of West St. Paul said Friday, Nov. 17 as about 100 people gathered at a Minnesota Capitol rally against sexual harassment. “There just aren’t enough…
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Court Says Minnesota Legislature Has Enough Money To Remain Open

Minnesota legislative leaders say they will limp along to the 2018 legislative session by taking money from a House-Senate commission. But, they said, they will need to immediately pass a legislative budget once they return to St. Paul Feb. 20. The comments came Thursday, Nov. 16, just after the Minnesota Supreme Court allowed to stand…
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Franken No Stranger To Controversy

Al Franken has faced allegations of improperly treating women before. In 2008, just before Franken won his first Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party endorsement to be U.S. senator, complaints arose about his writing objectionable jokes and book passages, including jokes about rape. The state party convention in June of that year endorsed him with 62 percent support, but…
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