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.
Rep. Tara Mack, R-Apple Valley, wrote a letter to Gov. Mark Dayton Tuesday calling on him to halt an election that began Monday in which independent childcare providers are deciding whether to form a union.
Rep. John Kline, Republican serving his final year in Congress after 14 years, criticized the Obama Administration's handling of foreign military crises, elaborated on his recent presidential endorsement of Sen. Marco Rubio and visibly worried over the state of the Minnesota Republican Party and its chances of retaining his seat in the Republican fold.