Sen. Amy Klobuchar

$19 Million in Federal Infrastructure Funding Awarded to Port of Duluth-Superior

It's one of the first grants to go out for ports as part of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs act enacted in November.

DULUTH, Minn.- Millions of federal dollars are now going toward shoring up and improving the infrastructure of the Port of Duluth-Superior. It’s one of the first grants to go out for ports as part of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs act enacted in November. The act awards $19 million the Senator says to ensure the biggest port on all…

Sen. Klobuchar Meeting with Capitol Police Chief to Discuss Safety Improvements Since Jan. 6 Insurrection

The U.S. Capitol Was Invaded January 6, 2021 Ahead of the Certification of Electoral Votes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – One year after a mob of disgruntled protesters invaded the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is preparing to meet with the new Capitol Police Chief Wednesday regarding progress made on policies and security measures moving forward. Sen. Klobuchar also serves as the Chairwoman of the Senate Rules Committee, which oversees the Capitol Police….

Sen. Klobuchar Hosts Discussion on Alzheimer’s Funding, Care, and Research

DULUTH, Minn. – On Tuesday, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar hosted a panel of six guests to discuss the topic of Alzheimer’s in America. Among the individual topics discussed included education of the debilitating disease, long-term insurance, support for caregivers, funding to pay living wages for healthcare workers, and reducing the stigma surrounding the disease. Many of the panelists that brought…

Klobuchar, MN Business Owner Celebrate Border Reopening, But New Requirements for Canadians Dampen Full Economic Rebound Stateside

Canadians visiting must complete a negative covid-19 test, regardless of their vaccination status to return home, and they have to pay for the test themselves here in the states.

DULUTH, Minn.- The U.S. has fully reopened its borders with Canada, after almost 20 months closed due to the pandemic. But some border businesses in Minnesota are still feeling like the door isn’t fully open as some Canadians are still hesitant to travel — knowing they face testing requirements to return home. “Our biggest trading partner, one of our best…

Greenwood Fire 49% Contained as Gov. Walz, Senators Get Up-Close Look at Damage

The state officials said Monday, it was eye-opening to see the extent of the damage, and the work the firefighters have achieved thus far.

DULUTH, Minn. – Fire crews report the Greenwood fire is almost half contained. The more than 26,000-acre blaze drew the attention of Governor Tim Walz and Senators Tina Smith and Amy Klobuchar Monday. “I think being on the ground it’s always helpful for me to see it. And just to see what these folks have been going through like you…

Gov. Walz, Senators Klobuchar, Smith Tour Greenwood Fire Damage

Gov. Walz Along with U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith Toured the Site Monday Morning

ISABELLA, Minn. – On Monday, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz along with U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith ventured north to get an up-close look at the ongoing Greenwood fire and damage that has been caused by the flames. The officials received a briefing on size, containment, and damage before touring the closed-off section of forest that continues to burn….

Greenwood Fire Won’t Be ‘Extinguished’ Until Snow Falls

The fire was estimated at 25,991 acres Thursday.

NEAR ISABELLA, Minn.,- For those who thought the incoming rain would help fight the Greenwood wildfire, officials Thursday said it’ll be snow that likely provides the moisture needed to bring the almost 26,000-acre fire down. “And this’ll be a long-term incident, of course,” Incident Commander Brian Pisarek said. “Put this out as probably snowfall as what’s gonna extinguish it, in…

Sen. Amy Klobuchar Talks Grants For Restaurants, More Aspects of American Rescue Plan in Duluth Visit

Minnesota Senator Klobuchar stopped by The Boat Club Restaurant in Duluth's Fitger's Complex to talk about the multi-billion dollar Restaurant Act.

DULUTH, Minn.- As stimulus checks start landing in the accounts of Americans this weekend, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar stopped by Duluth today to talk with the mayor and restaurant owners about the federal aid they’ll now receive from the American Rescue Plan. It’s a part of President Biden’s new COVID relief bill called the Restaurants Act. “This is focused on…

Minnesota Senator on Saturday Night Live

Sen. Amy Klobuchar Portrayed on Saturday Night Live Cold Open

DULUTH, Minn.- The Land of 10,000 Lakes had some representation on the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live this past weekend. The show’s cold open parodied the Senate Judiciary Meeting of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, featuring celebrities portraying all the politicians who voiced questions or remarks. Among these politicians was Sen. Amy Klobuchar (DFL). Portrayed by SNL alum Rachel…

Sen. Klobuchar Visits Duluth

Sen. Klobuchar was at City Hall to discuss Duluth's growth in tourism.

DULUTH, Minn. – U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (DFL-MN) spent her Fourth of July here n Duluth. Sen. Klobuchar was at City Hall to discuss Duluth’s growth in tourism. A place that more than six million people like to visit each year and brings in almost $1 billion dollars to the economy. She attributes the lakes, biking and restaurants to the…