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U.S. Sen. Al Franken offers advice for college graduates


WILLMAR -- When Sen. Al Franken speaks at college commencements, he urges graduates to hug their parents, "a lot."

Franken stopped in Willmar on Saturday on his way to deliver the commencement address at the University of Minnesota Morris.

"I'm going to start off by congratulating the parents, because the parents get ignored sometimes in these things," he said. "As a parent who's watched two of my children graduate from college, I know it's an enormous day for them, too."

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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