Sen. Franken swings through the area

ROCHESTER, MN — From witnessing a proton beam first-hand to working on ways to help food shelves, U.S. Sen. Al Franken is spent a busy day in our area Monday.

It began at the Mayo Clinic where he checked out the installation of a new proton beam.

He is pushing for the passage of the Senate’s version of a new farm bill and he discussed the ways that measure could impact food shelves during a visit to Rochester’s Channel One Food Shelf.

He also heard several updates from local leaders.

“We won’t pass a bill without a nutrition piece on it. I’m hoping that when we come back in session, the house will immediately pass a nutrition bill,” Franken said.

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