Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) came home and helped build a home Wednesday in St. Louis Park.
Returning to the city where he grew up, the senator helped celebrate Habitat for Humanity's 2,000th home in Minnesota, which is going up in the 3300 block of Texas Avenue and should be finished by October.
Franken grabbed a hammer and headed into the home's basement, where he helped other volunteers nail in a few boards.
"I was fantastic. I didn't hurt myself (and) I didn't hurt anyone else," the senator said with his typical dry wit. But on a more serious note, he added, "Habitat has a real history now. It's really become a fixture in the effort to make sure people have affordable housing."