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Franken deploys puck, locker-room laughs during Woodbury visit (W/Video)

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Franken deploys puck, locker-room laughs during Woodbury visit (W/Video)
Woodbury Minnesota 8420 City Centre Drive 55125

U.S. Sen. Al Franken dropped a puck and left Woodbury hockey players chuckling Thursday during a visit to Bielenberg Ice Arena.

Franken, DFL-Minn., was at the ice arena for a ceremonial puck drop prior to the Royals' game against Roseville.

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Before the drop, Franken chatted briefly with Woodbury players inside Bielenberg's new locker rooms and jokingly reminded captain Evan Erickson not to spring into action during the ceremonial event -- a quip that elicited laughs from players.

"Might happen," Erickson joked back.

See the attached video for Franken's full speech to the players and Erickson.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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