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Franken to help raise money for south Washington County DFL

U.S. Sen. Al Franken will help south Washington County Democrats raise money this week.

Franken is scheduled to be the guest of honor at the Senate District 54 DFL’s fall reception Wednesday, Sept. 4, at River Oaks Golf Course in Cottage Grove.

The local DFL also has invited all statewide Democratic officeholders in addition to U.S.Rep. Betty McCollum and state Sen. Katie Sieben and Rep. Dan Schoen to the event.

The area will look familiar to Franken: he was just in St. Paul Park last week for an event raising awareness about potential cuts to a low-income food assistance program. Last October, he toured the Renewal by Andersen facility and Nuevas Fronteras Spanish Immersion School in Cottage Grove.

-Scott Wente