Franken Hand ‘Tightly Around My Butt Cheek’

One moment at Minnesota’s Great Get Together was not so great, a woman says about her photograph with U.S. Sen. Al Franken. Franken’s hand “was wrapped tightly around my butt cheek” as her husband snapped a photo, Lindsay Menz said. “Like ew, I want to wash that off of me.” Menz told CNN for a…
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Mille Lacs Band Rallies For Police

The Mille Lacs Indian Reservation is becoming a haven for drug dealers and other criminals, band members say. “People now show up on our reservation because they believe it is a police-free zone,” band Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin told about 100 at a Minnesota State Capitol Rally Monday, Nov. 20. Mille Lacs County and the…
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#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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