Amy Klobuchar

Amy Klobuchar was the first elected female U.S. senator from Minnesota. Before becoming a senator, Klobuchar, a DFLer, served as a legal adviser to former Vice President Walter Mondale, as Hennepin County Attorney and as a partner at Dorsey & Whitney in Minneapolis.

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Plymouth, Minn.



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Husband, John Bessler; daughter, Abigail


Yale University, University of Chicago


Magna cum laude graduate in of Yale, 1982; associate editor of "University of Chicago Law Review"; "Attorney of the Year," 2001.

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1200 Washington Av. S., Room 250 Minneapolis, MN 55415




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Sen. Klobuchar pressing Mexico on heroin cartels and sex rings

ARTICLE Updated: Apr 15 2014 - 6:05 AM

WASHINGTON – Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar is pressing Mexican law enforcement authorities to acknowledge responsibility for spiking numbers of heroin and sex-trafficking incidents that...

Gophers victory sweet for Klobuchar, Franken

BLOG POST Updated: Apr 11 2014 - 6:03 AM

The University of Minnesota’s buzzer-beating victory over the University of North Dakota in the NCAA men’s hockey semifinals proved sweet for U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al...

Target CFO to face more questions from Congress

BLOG POST Updated: Mar 25 2014 - 8:26 AM

Target Corp.’s chief financial officer will return to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to face questions from Congress about one of the largest computer data breaches in U.S. history.On Wednesday, CFO...

March 20: Klobuchar, Franken prod Army Corps to move faster to halt spread of Asian carp

BLOG POST Updated: Mar 20 2014 - 5:59 AM

Democrats Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken are among a coalition of U.S. senators are pushing the Army Corps of Engineers to speed up plans to halt the spread of Asian carp.Eleven senators representing...

Minnesota Democrats press Obama to sign order protecting LGBT workers from discrimination

BLOG POST Updated: Mar 19 2014 - 8:15 AM

Six of the seven Democrats in Minnesota’s congressional delegation are among the House and Senate members pressuring President Obama to sign an executive order protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual...

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