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Mary Franson

November 10, 2017
Rep. Kerry Gauthier of Duluth tells a 2011 House committee that he supports longer sentences for sex offenders. On Thursday, police released a report indicating he had been investigated on an allegation he had oral sex at a rest area with a minor.
Minn. Capitol Chatter: 2012 sex scandal came at a different time than 2017 allegations
November 10, 2017 - 10:50pm
Transgender tweet by Minnesota lawmaker draws heat
November 10, 2017 - 4:40pm
May 15, 2017
Minnesota Sens. Carla Nelson of Rochester and Bruce Anderson of Buffalo talk during a Senate session Monday, May 15, 2017. Nelson returned to the Senate Monday after spending days with her ailing father. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota House OKs increased female genital mutilation penalties
May 15, 2017 - 8:20pm
May 11, 2017
Dayton vetoes two abortion-related bills
May 11, 2017 - 4:43pm
May 8, 2017
Farhio Khalif testifies to a Minnesota House committee Wednesday, May 3, 2017, about a procedure she underwent as a child known as female genital mutilation, also called female circumcision. With her is Rep. Mary Franson of Alexandria, sponsor of a bill making the procedure a felony; parents could be prosecuted under the bill. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota lawmakers seeking increased female mutilation penalties
May 8, 2017 - 3:20pm
May 3, 2017
Farhio Khalif testifies to a Minnesota House committee Wednesday, May 3, 2017, about a procedure she underwent as a child known as female genital mutilation, also called female circumcision. With her is Rep. Mary Franson of Alexandria, sponsor of a bill making the procedure a felony; parents could be prosecuted under the bill. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Bill fighting female genital mutilation starts through MN Legislature
May 3, 2017 - 10:12pm
Farhio Khalif testifies to a Minnesota House committee Wednesday, May 3, 2017, about a procedure she underwent as a child known as female genital mutilation, also called female circumcision. With her is Rep. Mary Franson of Alexandria, sponsor of a bill making the procedure a felony; parents could be prosecuted under the bill. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Bill fighting female genital mutilation starts through MN Legislature
May 3, 2017 - 3:44pm
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, U.S., March 2, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Capitol Chatter: Franken question leads to Sessions' spotlight
March 3, 2017 - 6:00pm
Minnesota Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, led the House Subcommittee on Child Care Access and Affordability, to find solutions to the state's child care provider shortage. The subcommittee met for the final time Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Service
Child care providers blame over-regulation for Minnesota shortage
March 3, 2017 - 11:08am
December 24, 2016
Following the one-treat-on-the-house, one-treat-in-the-mouth method, a girl who attends Head Start in Detroit Lakes, Minn., built a sturdy gingerbread house Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2016. Kaysey Price/Tribune
Communication, regulation changes seen as child care improvement keys
December 24, 2016 - 6:36am
March 21, 2016
Minnesota Rep. Mary Franson of Alexandria announces legislation Monday, written to attract and retain child care workers. Behind her are Rep. Jeff Backer of Browns Valley, left, and John Persell of Bemidji. (DON DAVIS | FORUM NEWS SERVICE)
Lawmakers aim to retain child care providers
March 21, 2016 - 11:23pm