Klobuchar visits northern Minnesota for "Competitive Agenda" tour
February 18, 2014 — 12:08pm
Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar will visit five northern Minnesota cities -- Warroad, International Falls, Bemidji, Staples and Baudette -- today as part of her “Competitive Agenda” tour to discuss policies and legislation she thinks will promote economic growth.
In Warroad, she will visit Marvin Windows and Doors, a family-owned business that has won praise from President Obama.
In Baudette, Klobuchar plans to lead a discussion economic development with DFL state Rep. Roger Erickson and Mayor Rick Rone.
Klobuchar will meet with International Falls Mayor Bob Anderson to discuss upgrades to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Port of Entry in the city.
Klobuchar will tour North Central Door in Bemidji and met with Mayor Rita Albrecht, DFL state Rep. John Persell and business leaders.
During her stop in Staples, Klobuchar plans to meet with Wadena Mayor Wyane Wolden and Nisswa Mayor Brian Lehman.
Minnesota senators sharply questioned federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch during Wednesday's Supreme Court confirmation hearings, grilling him on whether he'd be protect the interests of ordinary people over corporations.
Other business groups like realtors, electric utility Xcel Energy Services, private colleges, tobacco giant Altria, Polymet Mining, health insurers and hospitals contributed to the overall total of $57.7 million to lobby the Legislature, the administration of Gov. Mark Dayton and Metro municipal governments.