ACCUSATIONS

Two More Women Come Forward with Accusations Against Sen. Franken

The women say the events happened in Minneapolis in 2007 and 2008

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two women are alleging that Senator Al Franken touched their buttocks during events for his first campaign for Senate. The women say the events happened in Minneapolis in 2007 and 2008. In a statement, Franken says, “It’s difficult to respond to anonymous accusers, and I don’t remember those campaign events.” Last week, Franken was accused of…

Minnesota State Senator to Resign Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Schoen has denied the allegations

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota state Sen. Dan Schoen will resign in the wake of accusations of sexual misconduct. His attorney says the Democrat from St. Paul Park plans to resign at a news conference on Wednesday. He was accused by a Democratic candidate for office of grabbing her buttocks in 2015. Another lawmaker said he sent her a…

Minnesota, North Dakota Senators React to Franken Accusations

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Franken’s counterpart, Minnesota U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, strongly condemned her colleague without mentioning him by name. Klobuchar released a statement saying: “This should not have happened to Leeann Tweeden. I strongly condemn this behavior and the Senate Ethics Committee must open an investigation.” Senator Heitkamp says she’s “very concerned and disappointed” with Franken. Senator Hoeven says…

University of South Dakota Football Players Accused of Raping Woman

The university suspended all three players for last Saturday's game against Southern Illinois for unspecified violations of team rules

1/2 Danny Rambo Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Dale Williamson Show Caption Hide Caption VERMILLION, SD — Police say two University of South Dakota football players burst into a bedroom and sexually assaulted a woman who was having consensual sex with another teammate. An affidavit by police in Vermillion shows the alleged October 22 attack happened at an off-campus residence…