Franken’s Staff Sits Down with Local Residents
Staff from U.S. Senator Al Franken’s office discussed a plethora of issues with local residents on Thursday at Pine Technical College. Minnesota State Director and Pine City native Alana Petersen and Franken’s Constituent Service Representative Nicole Ly were on hand to answer questions and address concerns.
Franken’s staff is holding 66 open houses throughout the state over the next several weeks.
Ly says the open house is all about getting to know Minnesotans:
Petersen said she is proud to represent Pine City as a member of Franken’s staff. She encouraged local residents to contact her with their issues.
Thursday, residents expressed concerns over falling milk prices, agriculture cost, and the cost of health care. On the heels of President Barack Obama’s prime time press conference Wednesday, health care was a hot topic issue at the open house.
Pine Technical College President Dr. Robert Musgrove said that there is a number of people considering going to Pine Tech who are having to chose between paying for health care and paying for classes.
Others in attendance shared stories of the rising price of health care and mounting medical bills.