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Welcome to the website. I’ve given it the domain name, AlFranken.com, because I don’t want to place any needless obstacles between you and me. You’re welcome to suggest a different domain name, but please, please, please don’t suggest www.FrankenSenseAndMirth.com.

On this website, I plan to speak out on issues I care about. Sometimes ironically. So, pay attention!

We’re beginning with a project that I’d like you to help me with: providing books to the new Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig school on the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota.  

This is a project that is really near (and dear) to me. After years of fighting for the funding to replace the disgracefully decrepit old school, I was proud to attend the new school’s opening ceremony last year. The old school’s library was literally the size of a closet containing two bookcases. The new school’s library now has the capacity for 20,000 volumes- but currently has a lot of empty shelves! 

I hope you’ll join me in helping the students at Leech Lake by helping to provide a wide range of wonderful books for them to read.  

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