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In DL visits, Franken, Coleman spar over politics of energy

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DETROIT LAKES - Both U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minnesota) and his challenger, Al Franken, agree that something needs to be done about the current energy crisis.


"The middle class has really been stretched for a number of years, and with the cost of health care, college (tuition), and now food and gas, they may be stretched to the breaking point," Franken said Sunday during a stop at DL's Speak Easy restaurant for a celebration honoring Congressman Collin Peterson's birthday.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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