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On Veterans Day, Honors For Soldiers Across Minn.

There are several events going on across Minnesota on Monday as we take time to honor the military past and present on Veterans Day. We have about 370,000 veterans in Minnesota, and one of the biggest events on Monday is in Inver Grove Heights.

11/11/2013

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Talking Points: Klobuchar On A Possible 2nd Gov’t Shutdown

The government shutdown may have ended but there is already concern that another shutdown could happen in just a few months. Congress now faces deadline starting in January to achieve budget and debt ceiling deals.

10/20/2013

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Minnesota’s Klobuchar Assumes More Visible Role

Seeking an opportunity to slice through the political bitterness clouding Washington, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar did what felt natural a few weeks ago: She organized a bipartisan potluck at her apartment. All but a few of the 20 female senators came.

10/20/2013

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Klobuchar Thinks Congress Will Pass Farm Bill

As U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar helped volunteers at the Second Harvest Heartland warehouse in Golden Valley, she said she is optimistic that Congress will pass a new long-term farm bill this year. That would be welcome news to Second Harvest CEO Rob Zeaske.

10/18/2013

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Government Shutdown Enters Day 15, Is A Deal Near?

It’s day 15 of the government shutdown, and the nation is two days away from a government default. But, Senate leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell have set aside their differences to come up with a plan to end the stalemate.

10/15/2013

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The Morning Take! 10-14-13

The Governor honored the Lynx this morning….details on the Morning Take.

10/14/2013

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Minnesota Vets, Lawmakers Push For End To Shutdown

In Minnesota, veterans rallied at the Vietnam Memorial in St. Paul to show their support of the national movement. They talked about the closing of the national war memorials and the suspension of death benefits to military families.

10/13/2013

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Minn. Congressional Delegation Splits Over Syria

Minnesota’s congressional delegation is split over President Barack Obama’s proposed military strike against Syria. And the split is not falling along party lines.

09/04/2013

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Klobuchar: Medical Research Funding Should Be Reinstated

Sen. Amy Klobuchar joined five families Sunday at the University of Minnesota who have been impacted by diseases such as juvenile diabetes, Autism, epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s. She said these are the people who are being hurt by cuts to funding of medical search.

08/18/2013

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Esme’s Blog: Amy Klobuchar For President?

A little visit to Iowa by Sen. Amy Klobuchar has news outlets from CNN to ABC speculating she is considering a run for President of the United States. Klobuchar is brushing off the talk insisting she loves her current job. But the buzz is not likely to subside. Emily’s List has her on their list of potential candidates.

08/17/2013

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Vietnam Vet’s Family Presented With Posthumous Purple Heart

A Purple Heart earned more than 45 years ago was finally presented Sunday.

07/28/2013

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Senators Push Luger For Top Minn. Prosecutor Slot

Minnesota’s two senators say they want litigator Andrew Luger to be the next U.S. attorney for the state if the current chief prosecutor is confirmed by the Senate for a different post. Democratic Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken recommended Tuesday that President Barack Obama name Luger the lead federal prosecutor.

07/23/2013

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Minn.’s Klobuchar To Give WWII Vet Service Medal

A veteran of World War II living in Bemidji is receiving high honors from France for actions almost 70 years ago. Private 1st Class John O’Boyle stood ready to be presented with the Knight of the Legion Honor Medal during a ceremony on Wednesday.

07/03/2013

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Klobuchar, Ellison Demand Action On Voting Rights

Two Minnesota lawmakers called on citizens to demand action on voting rights.

07/01/2013

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Klobuchar, Franken Form US Attorney Search Panel

U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken have formed an advisory committee to lead the search for the next U.S. Attorney for Minnesota. The committee consists of seven seasoned attorneys, judges and law enforcement professionals.

05/26/2013

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MN Has Most Expensive Gas In The Nation

Minnesota’s No. 1 in the nation, in a category few are rejoicing over. The Twin Cities’ average price for gas is the most expensive in the nation at $4.32 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.com. Chicago is second ($4.28), Honolulu is third ($4.25) and Santa Barbara is fourth ($4.17).

05/17/2013

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Klobuchar Seeks Energy Dept. Help Over High Gas Prices

As gas prices in Minnesota reached record high prices of about $4 per gallon, Sen. Amy Klobuchar called on the Department of Energy to take action. The gas price spike came after the closure of oil refineries in the Midwest for maintenance.

05/16/2013

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Klobuchar, Walz Tout Bill To Restore Vets Benefits

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Congressman Tim Walz are holding a Minneapolis press conference to discuss their legislation aimed at helping wrongly discharged military veterans restore their benefits.

04/01/2013

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Medical Device Tax May Be Scrapped

A tax on pacemakers and other medical devices made in Minnesota may be going away. Since January there’s been a 2.3 percent tax on medical device sales with the revenues earmarked to help pay for the new national health care reform law.

03/22/2013

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Klobuchar Pushing To Export MN Goods To Global Market

Sen. Amy Klobuchar is trying to drum up more support for Minnesota businesses.

02/18/2013

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Klobuchar Lands Top Seat On Senate Subcommittee

Now in her second term, Minnesota Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar has landed top committee post.

01/31/2013

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Dems, GOP Clash At US Senate Gun Control Hearing

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords gave a brief, but emotional, testimony before a Senate panel looking into gun violence Wednesday.

01/30/2013

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Fergus Falls Band, Sen. Klobuchar Part Of Inauguration

The temperature in Washington, D.C. for the president’s inauguration was a far more pleasant 41 degrees at the time of Obama’s swearing in.

01/21/2013

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Klobuchar Wants Stiffer Penalties On Copper, Metal Thieves

We’ve seen a big increase in thieves stealing copper and other metals over the past few years. They may get a few hundred dollars by selling it for scrap, but they often cause thousands of dollars in damage.

01/16/2013

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Talking Points: What Will Happen To Gun Laws?

By Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden will present his recommendations to curb gun violence to the president.

01/13/2013

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