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U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., listens to his “biggest fan,” Melissa Pond, the director of library services at Leech Lake Tribal College during a stop in Cass Lake Wednesday. Pond asked Franken to sign a copy of his book, “Oh the Things I Know” and help the college find funds to replace its small library with a larger facility. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

‘Luckiest librarian’ pitches for college funding

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CASS LAKE – The Leech Lake Tribal College librarian keeps a photo of herself and Al Franken as the wallpaper image on her computer. The photo was taken in 2005, when she met Franken at a Wisconsin Barnes & Noble, before he was elected to the U.S. Senate.


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