{FD} Al Franken drags out Senate departure, only mentions ‘transition’ after replacement named

Despite his replacement being appointed earlier this week, Al Franken has not yet to said when he’ll empty his Capitol Hill office and return to Minnesota, as he vowed after his Dec.7 resignation speech on the Senate floor.

{FD} Santa, Christmas trees ‘not appropriate’ for holidays, students told at University event

Santa Claus, Christmas trees and the colors red and green are examples of inappropriate “religious iconography” during the holiday season, according to a paper distributed during a “Respecting Religious Diversity” event at the University of Minnesota.

{FD} Prosecutor: Investigators ‘didn’t do their jobs’ in probe of police killing of unarmed Australian woman

A county prosecutor expressed frustration about the investigation into the killing of an unarmed Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer, placing the blame directly with investigators.