U.S. Sen. Al Franken

by Paul Rignell Contributing writer At the start of a holiday week’s recess from meetings and other business at the Capitol, U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., came to Elk River early during a vacation in his state to see and learn more about what is still making this city “Energy City.” After starting Saturday, June […]

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by Tammy Sakry ECM Publishers As Highway 10 traffic zoomed by, U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota, listened to city officials and business members, concerned about the highway, who were seeking his help in funding improvements. Franken learned about the safety, traffic flow and harm the highway’s current condition is having on economic development and to […]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing writer Mark and Julie Martindale, of rural Elk River, do not live in a typical house. Then again, theirs is not the typical family. Starting a family with the birth of their son, Tyler, now 21, when they were living in Anoka, the couple learned that a second biological child, whom […]

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Click here to read more about the Martindale family. by Paul Rignell Contributing writer U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., visited an Elk River family and spoke with officials from Accurate Home Care in Otsego during a recent stop in the area. The visit was intended as a chance for Franken to see firsthand the benefits […]

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