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Abortion Issue Clouds Fate Of Trafficking Bill

Bipartisan legislation to crack down on human trafficking turned unexpectedly controversial Tuesday because of a Republican-backed provision relating to abortion that Democrats said they failed to notice. Democrats privately conceded they lack the votes to strip out the abortion provision, and some lawmakers suggested they would attempt to prevent a final vote on the entire measure instead.

03/10/2015

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Klobuchar: Cuba Holds Economic Opportunity For Minn.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar wants to lift the Cuba trade embargo. She just got back from a visit to the island country, and at a summit Monday morning in St. Paul, the Democrat talked about how ending the embargo could help farmers and businesses here.

02/23/2015

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Talking Points: Klobuchar On Al-Shabaab Threat Video

The latest terror video from al-Shabaab comes days after the White House convened a terror summit that focused on combating recruiting here in the Twin Cities and the rest of the country.

02/22/2015

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MOA Strengthens Security Following Video Threat

The Mall of America is beefing up security after the terror group that carried out a deadly attack at an African shopping mall called for a similar mission on shopping venues in Canada, the U.K. and the U.S.

02/22/2015

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Minnesota Justice Wright Recommended For Federal Bench

Minnesota Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken said Friday they will recommend that Wright be named a federal judge.

02/06/2015

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VA Inspector General Investigating Hibbing Clinic

The Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General is investigating allegations of misconduct at a VA clinic in Hibbing. Last month, Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Reps. Tim Walz and Rick Nolan asked the VA’s inspector general to look into claims by some ex-employees that they were ordered to backdate appointment records to make waits appear shorter. The practice is known as schedule “scrubbing.”

12/03/2014

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Sen. Klobuchar Presents WWII Vet With French Honor

Private Jim Carroll was given the highest decoration France can bestow on a foreign citizen for his service and sacrifice in Western Europe during World War II.

11/30/2014

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Minnesota WWII Vet To Receive French Honor

A World War II veteran from Minnesota is about to receive the highest decoration France can present to a foreign citizen.

11/28/2014

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Woman Blinded By Airbag Working With Klobuchar To Hold Co. Accountable

Shashi Chopra sat at her kitchen table, surrounded by her husband, and two children, and cried a little as she recalled that accident in March of 2013.

11/24/2014

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Minn. Case Causes NHTSA To Call For Expanded Airbag Recall

People across the country are taking their vehicles in to get a defective airbag replaced. When activated, Takata airbags have sent metal fragments flying at drivers and passengers. At least four people have died and 139 people have been injured, including a Minnesotan. Right now the recall applies only to drivers in southern states.

11/19/2014

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Klobuchar Leads Push For Airbag Recall After Minnesotan Blinded

The government is demanding a recall of millions of airbags in the United States. Government officials said defective Takata airbags are responsible for at least five deaths and more than 100 injuries — but they’ve only been recalled in southern states. The defective airbags have exploded incorrectly and sent shrapnel at drivers and passengers.

11/18/2014

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Franken, Klobuchar ‘No’ On Keystone

Minnesota’s senators were both “no” votes as a proposal to build the Keystone XL pipeline went down by a single vote. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken were expected to line up against the proposal even before Tuesday evening’s vote. It failed 59-41.

11/18/2014

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Delegation Members Want Hibbing VA Inquiry

Several members of Minnesota’s congressional delegation are calling for an investigation of alleged misconduct at a Veterans’ Affairs clinic in Hibbing. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Reps. Tim Walz and Rick Nolan asked the VA’s inspector general to look into claims by some ex-employees that they were ordered to backdate appointment records to make waits appear shorter.

11/18/2014

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US Capitol Tree Stops At W. St. Paul School

For the first time in more than 20 years, a Minnesota tree is on its way to Washington D.C. as the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. The 88-foot white spruce stopped at Garlough Environmental Magnet School in West St. Paul Thursday. Students had a chance to see the tree and write a note on the side of the truck. “We don’t have many windows on the side of the truck,” said Mike Theune, project lead for the 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. “If we have too many it creates a greenhouse effect.”

11/06/2014

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Widow Of Ebola Victim Fights For Survivor Benefits

A Twin Cities woman, who lost her husband to the Ebola virus, is being denied Social Security survivor benefits. Decontee Sawyer says that’s because the country where he died won’t release his death certificate. Patrick Sawyer got sick in July after traveling from Liberia to Nigeria.

10/23/2014

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Gov. Dayton Updates State On Ebola Preparedness

With Minnesota home to the largest Liberian population outside of West Africa, there’s growing concern that the deadly virus could travel here. That’s why Gov. Mark Dayton called together a panel of health, public safety and government leaders on Friday to update Minnesota’s plans and preparedness.

10/17/2014

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Probe: No Evidence Of False VA Data In Vet’s Death

The Veterans Administration reports that an internal investigation found no evidence that a Minnesota veteran’s appointment data was doctored after he died, three members of the state’s congressional delegation said Friday.

10/10/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee! 9-26-14

Check out today’s show highlights on THE PODCAST PAGE! Click the link to listen back……

09/26/2014

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Senator Amy Klobuchar On Attorney General Speculation

She called into the WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee this morning!

09/26/2014

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar To Address Iowa Democrats

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar will give the keynote address at the Iowa Democratic Party’s annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner, the state party organization announced Tuesday.

09/16/2014

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Klobuchar Praises Obama’s Airstrikes Plan

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she supports President Barack Obama’s plans for U.S. airstrikes to battle Islamic State extremists.

09/10/2014

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State Holding Onto More Than $600M In Unclaimed Assets

The state is apparently holding onto more than half billion dollars in unclaimed assets. And they’re not making a big effort to return that money.

09/01/2014

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Will Klobuchar Run For President If Clinton Doesn’t?

Democrats with presidential dreams are coming to Iowa with little fanfare, entourage or recognition. They are undeterred by talk of a Hillary Rodham Clinton candidacy in 2016 or her plans to visit the leadoff caucus state next month to honor retiring Sen. Tom Harkin.

08/23/2014

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Minnesota’s Senators Welcome Steel Decision

Minnesota’s U.S. senators are welcoming a ruling from the International Trade Commission that they say will open the door for strong action against the dumping of South Korean steel on the American market.

08/22/2014

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Cindy McCain Talks Sex Trafficking In Mpls.

The wife of former Republican presidential candidate John McCain spoke at the Minneapolis Convention Center Wednesday morning. Cindy McCain and Sen. Amy Klobuchar talked to state lawmakers from around the country about sex trafficking.

08/20/2014

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