SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR

Confirmation Hearing Begins For Duluth Native Tom Nides

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KVRR) — Sen. Amy Klobuchar introduces a fellow Minnesota native at a Senate Foreign Relations committee confirmation hearing. Tom Nides was nominated by President Joe Biden to become the U.S. Ambassador to Israel. The native of Duluth told the committee that his top priorities will include expanding economic relations between the U.S. and Israel and helping the country…

Klobuchar had breast cancer, says treatment went well

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she has been treated for breast cancer and the treatment “went well.” The 61-year-old tweeted Thursday that the cancer was found in February during a routine mammogram, and eventually she had a lumpectomy to remove the cancer. She said she completed radiation treatment in May, and a checkup in August found she…

Klobuchar on whether Biden should stop Line 3: pipeline is in ‘state jurisdiction’

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) suggested that the Line 3 pipeline replacement project in northern Minnesota is under the state’s control when she was asked if President Biden should consider stopping the project. Line 3 opponents, including Minnesota tribal leaders, have repeatedly asked Biden to revoke the pipeline’s permit, based on environmental concerns. In an interview with KVRR…

Senate passes $65 billion infrastructure bill

WASHINGTON (KVRR) — A bipartisan infrastructure project passes the Senate including more than $65 billion for broadband infrastructure. The project includes major funding for broadband infrastructure that will bring high speed internet to families including those in rural communities across the nation. In addition to broadband, the bill will focus on devoting federal resources to help improve; roads, highways, bridges…

Fully vaccinated Americans may enter Canada as of mid-August

TORONTO – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada could start allowing fully vaccinated Americans into Canada as of mid-August for non-essential travel and should be in a position to welcome fully vaccinated travelers from all countries by early September. Trudeau spoke with leaders of Canada’s provinces and his office released a readout of the call. He noted that if Canada’s…

CARES Act includes funding for small venues, including Bluestem

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) says a bill she co-sponsored to provide $15 billion for independent venues is included in the CARES Act coronavirus relief package. In June, Klobuchar and Sen. John Cornyn of Texas introduced the “Save Our Stages Act” to provide grants for independent venues affected by the pandemic. Klobuchar says small venues, like Moorhead’s Bluestem…

Sen. Amy Klobuchar Wants To Protect Voting Rights During COVID-19

The bill has a total of 32 cosponsors.

MINNESOTA – Sen. Klobuchar joined a conference call with Senator Ron Wyden, Rock the Vote and When We All Vote to discuss college students being displaced where they are registered to vote. Just last month, Klobuchar and Wyden introduced the Natural Disaster and Emergency Ballot Act of 2020. The bill would expand early in-person voting and no-excuse absentee vote-by-mail to…

Klobuchar Brings Her Presidential Campaign To NDSU

The Democrat Came in 5th in the Nevada Caucuses on Saturday

FARGO, N.D. — Presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar makes a campaign stop in Fargo just hours after the Nevada caucuses, where she came in 5th. The Minnesota Democrat speaking to more than 500 people on the NDSU Campus. She hardly mentioned the other Democrats in the presidential race, choosing instead to focus on President Donald Trump. She did take aim…

Early Voting In Clay County Delayed Due To Ballot Issue

The lawsuit was resolved, but didn't allow the county enough time to get the ballots on time.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — People hoping to vote early in the presidential primary in Clay County are going to have to wait a little longer. The delay is the result of a lawsuit against Minnesota over adding a name to the Republican ballot since President Trump was the party’s only candidate. The lawsuit was resolved, but didn’t allow the county enough…