MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Former U.S. Sen. Al Franken is testing his welcome on the speaking circuit as he takes more steps into public life after sexual misconduct allegations derailed his political career. The Star Tribune reports that tickets went on sale Friday for “An Evening with Al Franken” Oct. 2 at Revolution Hall in Portland, Oregon. Franken recently told The New Yorker magazine he regretted resigning, repeating his claim the allegations were false.