Originally established as a fur trading center and later a grain milling powerhouse, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and their many surrounding suburban areas today are home to most of the state’s seventeen Fortune 500 companies. The Twin Cities are also home to many colleges, including the University of Minnesota.

The Twin Cities has also earned a reputation of being a great place to live. According to a variety of national news outlets, the area has been voted among the healthiest cities, the most bike-friendly, and a great place for millennials to thrive.

Senator Klobuchar grew up in suburban Hennepin County. As Hennepin County Attorney, she represented one-fourth of the state of Minnesota, including Minneapolis and forty-four suburbs. 

Senator Klobuchar's work in the Greater Metro area includes these visits:

  • Spoke at a pension forum (Anoka County)
  • Toured the Waconia High School’s STEM program and met with school officials and students (Carver County)
  • Met with residents in North Branch (Chisago County)
  • Toured BTD Manufacturing and met with employees (Dakota County)
  • Spoke at the Farmington Patriotic Day Celebration (Dakota County)
  • Dakota Spoke at the Minnesota State Veterans Day Program (Dakota County)
  • Discussed Deferred Enforced Departure protection with leaders of the Liberian community (Hennepin County)
  • Attended the St. Patrick’s Day grand opening of Finnegan’s House Brewery (Hennepin County)
  • Joined with the Steve Rummler HOPE Network to discuss the opioid epidemic in Minnesota with law enforcement, first responders, medical providers and advocates (Hennepin County)
  • Toured headquarters and spoke to employees of Loram Maintenance Way (Hennepin County)
  • Discussed election security and infrastructure with Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon at the Hennepin County Government Center (Hennepin County)
  • Attended the Shared Solutions Addiction Summit hosted by the Minnesota Association of Resources for Recovery and Chemical Health (Hennepin County)
  • Discussed efforts to combat Alzheimer’s at the Winston and Maxine Wallin Medical Biosciences Building at the University of Minnesota (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition Breakfast (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the University of Minnesota’s Medical School Graduation Ceremony (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the Genesys Works’ Breaking Through Reception (Hennepin County)
  • Discussed priorities relating to the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization with local stakeholders at the Tubman Center (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC County) Annual event (Hennepin County)
  • Attended the Ka Joog Somali Independence Day Festival (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the African American Leadership Forum (Hennepin County)
  • Participated in the City of Maple Grove’s National Night Out (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the American Legion’s 100th Annual Convention (Hennepin County)
  • Attended Normandale Community College’s 50th Anniversary Open House (Hennepin County)
  • Convened a meeting at Children’s Hospital with health professionals and families impacted by the AFM outbreak (Hennepin County)
  • Joined Olympic Gold Medalist Jessie Diggins at The Emily Program’s 25th Anniversary event (Hennepin County)
  • Attended the Southwest Light Rail Groundbreaking Ceremony (Hennepin County)
  • Met with members of the Cambridge ACT on Alzheimer’s group (Isanti County)
  • Spoke at a community event hosted by Cherish All Children and Lutheran Social Services to highlight the faith community’s role in the fight against sex trafficking (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke at the MLK Day State Program (Ramsey County)
  • Discussed online sex trafficking issues with Ramsey County Attorney John Choi (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke at the Affordable Insulin Rally as part of the National Day of Action on Insulin prices organized by the Right Care Alliance (Ramsey County)
  • Discussed the Americans Giving Care to Elders (AGE County) Act with representative from the Alzheimer’s Association of Minnesota, the Wilder Foundation, and affected Minnesotans (Ramsey County)
  • Discussed the shingles vaccine shortage with impacted families (Ramsey County)
  • Attended the Minnesota State Fair (Ramsey County)
  • Attended the Minnesota National Guard’s 34th Infantry Division deployment ceremony (Ramsey County)
  • Attended the inaugural Blacks in Technology Conference (Ramsey County)
  • Met with VA members to discuss legislation creating a center of excellence in the VA to address the adverse health effects of “burn pit” exposure (Ramsey County)
  • Joined St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter at St. Paul College to discuss workforce development issues with students, educators and local business leaders (Ramsey County)
  • Attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the Highway 169/Highway 41 interchange project (Scott County)
  • Met with residents in Elk River (Sherburne County)
  • Spoke at the Partnership Plan’s 10th Annual Da Vinci Fest at Stillwater High School (Washington County)
  • Attended the Park High School Veterans Day Program (Washington County)
  • Wright Attended the I-94 West Corridor Coalition Groundbreaking Ceremony (Wright County)
  • Attended Game Fair (Anoka County)
  • Attended the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership Summit to discuss conservation issues affecting sportsmen and women (Anoka County)
  • Attended the Blaine High School Veterans Day program (Anoka County)
  • Attended the City of Chanhassen's Memorial Day ceremony (Carver County)
  • Visited Wyoming Machine to speak with employees and tour facility (Chisago County)
  • Met with doctors and nurses at Northfield Hospital to discuss the impact of federal health care proposals on their hospital and patients (Dakota County)
  • Hosted an event at Dart Transit Company to discuss Truckers Against Human Trafficking (Dakota County)
  • Attended the annual MN State Veterans Day ceremony (Dakota County)
  • Attended Minnesota Caregiver Appreciation Day (Hennepin County)
  • Hosted an event with Senator Baldwin on Medicare Part D Negotiation at Walker Methodist Place (Hennepin County)
  • Attended the Minnesota Newspaper Association Luncheon (Hennepin County)
  • Visited the Minneapolis VA to learn about research into Gulf War Syndrome (Hennepin County)
  • Attended the 10th Anniversary Arc Gala (Hennepin County)
  • Held an event highlighting legislation that would create a national Firefighter Cancer Registry (Hennepin County)
  • Hosted an event with the Ukrainian community in Minnesota and the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, to discuss challenges facing Ukraine (Hennepin County)
  • Met with members of Minnesota's Somali community at an event welcoming the new government of Somalia (Hennepin County)
  • Attended the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce's Legislative Breakfast (Hennepin County)
  • Held a roundtable with Congressman Emmer at the American Refugee Committee focused on the drought in the Horn of Africa (Hennepin County)
  • Met with the Edina High School Science Bowl team before their trip to Washington for nationals (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the Humphrey School commencement (Hennepin County)
  • Attended the annual Fort Snelling National Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony (Hennepin County)
  • Attended the Stop the Trafficking 5K (Hennepin County)
  • With Senator Susan Collins, met with students and faculty at Dunwoody College to highlight registered apprenticeship programs (Hennepin County)
  • Attended the Somali Independence Day Celebration (Hennepin County)
  • Attended a wreath laying ceremony at Fort Snelling National Cemetery for the 96th Infantry Division Deadeye Association (Hennepin County)
  • Met with members of the Muslim community at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center that was badly damaged by an explosion on August 5 (Hennepin County)
  • Held an event with Century College staff, students, the manager of a prosthetics and orthotics clinic, and other impacted individuals to highlight the importance of the Wounded Warrior Workforce Enhancement Act (Hennepin County)
  • Led an event at St. Stephens Catholic Church in support of DACA and maintaining protections for DREAMers. (Hennepin County)
  • Attended the 29th annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum at Augsburg University (Hennepin County)
  • Attended the 28th annual Twin Cities Human Rights Campaign dinner (Hennepin County)
  • Held an event highlighting legislation that creates a center of excellence at the VA to address the adverse health effects of burn pit exposure experienced by veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (Hennepin County)
  • Met with the family of David and Katie Norton to commemorate their adoption of two boys from Ethiopia (Hennepin County)
  • Attended and spoke at the Walker Art Center’s grand opening of the Cuban Adios Utopia exhibit (Hennepin County)
  • Attended the Abbey’s Hope “Thanks for Giving” event (Hennepin County)
  • Attended the “J” event with the Sabes and St. Paul JCCs (Hennepin County)
  • Met with community leaders at Summit Academy in North Minneapolis to discuss economic and workforce development in the region (Hennepin County)
  • Visited Aurelius Manufacturing to meet with employees and tour the facility (Isanti County)
  • Attended the annual Martin Luther King Day State Program
  • Met with community leaders to discuss the Administration's refugee ban (Ramsey County)
  • Served as the Grand Marshal in St. Paul's St. Patrick's Day Parade (Ramsey County)
  • Convened a meeting with Jewish community leaders at the St. Paul JCC to discuss recent threats against Jewish Community Centers across the country (Ramsey County)
  • Held a town hall meeting in Maplewood focused on economic issues (Ramsey County)
  • Discussed carfentanil and the opioid epidemic at United Hospital with first responders, law enforcement, and other impacted Minnesotans (Ramsey County)
  • Attended the Blue Nite Gala with the Saint Paul Police Department (Ramsey County)
  • Attended the American Indian Cancer Foundation's 6th Annual Powwow for Hope Fundraiser (Ramsey County)
  • Attended the graduation ceremony for members of the Saint Paul Firefighter Academy (Ramsey County)
  • Awarded medals to the widow of WWII veteran Gerald Jacobson whose remains were recently identified and returned to the U.S. from Normandy (Ramsey County)
  • Discussed the impact of rising insulin prices at Regions Hospital with doctors and impacted Minnesotans (Ramsey County)
  • Hosted a roundtable discussion at Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio about the importance of increased and open engagementwith Cuba (Ramsey County)
  • Discussed senior fraud prevention with law enforcement, advocates, and impacted seniors (Ramsey County)
  • Attended the Sheet Metal Workers’ Union Local 10 annual membership picnic (Ramsey County)
  • Attended the Air Force's 70th Anniversary Gala hosted by the 934th Airlift Wing and the 133rd Airlift Wing (Ramsey County)
  • Attended the National Hmong Grave Desecration Committee’s commemoration reception to recognize reclaiming the Hmong dead that were exhumed at the Wat Thamkrabok in Thailand (Ramsey County)
  • Attended the kickoff breakfast for volunteers from the Pipefitters Union and the Mechanical Contractors Association who help repair heating and safety problems for people in need (Ramsey County)
  • Discussed privacy protections for sexual assault victims at the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (Ramsey County)
  • Attended a farewell reception for Major General Richard Nash (Ramsey County)
  • Attended the Super Bowl Volunteers Training event (Ramsey County)Attended the 133rd Airlift Wing Awards Ceremony and assisted with the awards presentation (Ramsey County)
  • Hosted an event focusing on Kevin and Avonte’s Law, which provides funding for local law enforcement agencies to help locate and bring home individuals with Alzheimer’s and developmental disabilities (Ramsey County)
  • Attended the Jordan High School Veterans Day program (Scott County)
  • Toured the Glenn Metalcraft precision manufacturing company and discussed workforce development with the CEO and employees (Sherburne County)
  • Served as the Grand Marshal in Stillwater's Lumberjack Days Parade (Washington County)
  • Toured the new Stillwater bridge (Washington County)
  • Met with veterans at the Buffalo American Legion (Wright County)

  • Spoke at the Armstrong Boulevard Highway 10 Interchange Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (Anoka County)
  • Delivered remarks at USA Cup's Opening Ceremony in Blaine (Anoka County)
  • Visited with hunters at Game Fair (Anoka County)
  • Delivered remarks at the US Postal Service's Halloween stamp unveiling ceremony in Anoka (Anoka County)
  • Spoke at a memorial site dedication ceremony in Columbia Heights for Private First Class James LaBelle, a Medal of Honor recipient, who lost his life in World War II (Anoka County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Minnesota Transportation Alliance's annual meeting and received the Advocate of the Year Award (Carver County)
  • Held an ACT on Alzheimer's discussion in North Branch (Chisago County)
  • Spoke at Blue Cross Blue Shield's Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Proclamation (Dakota County)
  • Toured Resource, Inc. and met with organization's leadership about non-profit energy efficiency (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at United Negro College Fund's Leaders Luncheon (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new building at the Minneapolis Veterans Home (Hennepin County)
  • Convened a meeting with leaders of the Twin Cities' Muslim community at Abubakar As-Sadique Islamic Center (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at Enterprise Minnesota's State of Manufacturing Release Event (Hennepin County)
  • Hosted a roundtable on higher education issues with Sen. Baldwin at Hennepin Technical College (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke to the Wayzata Chamber of Commerce (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Basilica's prayer service welcoming Archbishop Hebda (Hennepin County)
  • Hosted a roundtable on opioid addiction with Director Botticelli at Hazelden Betty Ford (Hennepin County)
  • Hosted an event on Zika at the University of Minnesota (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at a Brooklyn Center Rotary meeting (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the 2016 Somali Independence Day Celebration (Hennepin County)
  • Visited with Grace Bishop Demetrios and other Church leadership at a reception at St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church (Hennepin County)
  • Hosted an event at Normandale Community College focused on legislation that would make it easier for veterans to train to become paramedics (Hennepin County)
  • Attended North Hennepin Community College's Beyond the Yellow Ribbon company proclamation ceremony (Hennepin County)
  • Convened a meeting on the cost of EpiPen at Children's Hospital (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund reception (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the Ukrainian Heritage Festival and visited with community members (Hennepin County)
  • Convened a meeting focused on ticket bots with stakeholders at First Ave (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Muslim American Society of Minnesota Convention (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Medal of Honor Convention Patriot Awards Gala (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at TriStar's Corporate Office Grand Opening in Edina (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Broadband Communities Economic Development Conference (Hennepin)
  • Spoke at the Diwali Celebration hosted by the Hindu Society of Minnesota (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at an event celebrating the nonstop service from MSP to Haneda airport in Tokyo (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Access Press Charlie Smith Award Ceremony (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the City of Bloomington's Veterans Appreciation Lunch (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Southwest Metro Rotary Club's Veteran's Day Program (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation Banquet and the Farmer’s Union Convention (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at Maple Grove Rotary Club's Annual Gala (Hennepin County)
  • Toured SnoBear USA's manufacturing facility in Isanti and met with company and city leadership (Isanti County)
  • Delivered remarks at the state's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day program (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke at SMART MN's Reorganization Meeting on Rail Safety (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke at the grand opening of 3M's Research and Development Building (Ramsey County)
  • Met with TSA Administrator Neffenger regarding excessive wait lines at MSP (Ramsey County)
  • Held an event focused on the lasting effects of burn pits at the American Lung Association (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke at the grand opening of the Nyingmapa Taksham Buddhist Center (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke to the graduates of the St. Paul Fire Department Academy (Ramsey County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Fort Snelling Memorial Day Program (Hennepin County)
  • Held an event focused on Kari's Law which ensures 9-1-1 can be dialed directly from all multi-line telephone systems (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke at Metro Transit's A Line Rapid Bus Service Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke at the dedication ceremony of the Minnesota Memorial to Laos Special Forces (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke at Fort Snelling's National Register of Historic Places Dedication Ceremony (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke at the MN National Guard Military Appreciation Day Ceremony (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke at the Mexican Independence Day Celebration with the Consul of Mexico (Ramsey County)
  • Delivered remarks at St. Sahag Armenian Church's Armenian Festival (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke at the Jacob Wetterling 5K (Ramsey County)
  • Delivered remarks at the annual State of Minnesota Veterans Day program (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke at the Hmong Minnesota New Year Celebration (Ramsey County)
  • Toured Passageways, a safe harbor shelter in Prior Lake (Scott County)
  • Toured the Princeton wastewater treatment facility that received federal funding through USDA Rural Development (Sherburne County)
  • Spoke at a White Bear Lake Chamber of Commerce breakfast (Washington County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Cottage Grove Memorial Day Ceremony (Washington County)
  • Toured Von Ruden Manufacturing and met with company leadership (Wright County)
  • Met with Minnesota family impacted by defective Takata airbags (Ramsey County)
  • Announced legislation to combat sex trafficking modeled after Minnesota's Safe Harbor law (Hennepin County)
  • Surveyed summer flood damage and met with local officials in Norwood Young America (Carver County)
  • Highlighted passage of the provision to close the St. Anthony Falls Lock to prevent the spread of invasive carp (Hennepin County)
  • Toured Rahr Malting and Koda Energy in Shakopee and discussed energy and agriculture issues with company and local officials (Scott County)
  • Convened a meeting with Cindy McCain and advocates against sex trafficking at 180 Degrees Shelter (Ramsey County)
  • Honored Memorial Day with veterans at the Prior Lake VFW (Scott County)
  • Announced a new interchange on Highway 10 at Armstrong Blvd in Ramsey (Anoka County)
  • Met with local advocates and park officials at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge (Sherburne County)
  • Delivered remarks to recognize Vietnam Veterans Day in Forest Lake (Washington County)
  • Spoke with employees and toured the Polaris R&D facility in Wyoming (Chisago County)
  • Delivered remarks celebrating expansion of Interstate-94 with new lanes in St. Michael (Wright County)
  • Hosted a discussion on cell phone theft to announce legislation that protects consumer data on stolen phones (Hennepin County)
  • Dedicated Carver County's new fiber optic network that brings high-speed internet service to area (Carver County)
  • Visited Baby Elephant Ears, a top small business exporter, in Cambridge (Isanti County)
  • Joined Rep. Keith Ellison and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx for a roundtable discussion on transit and economic development (Hennepin County)
  • Visited Shakopee High School's STEM program to promote Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) education (Scott County)
  • Met with advocates and the Shreya Dixit Memorial Foundation to increase awareness of the dangers of distracted driving (Hennepin County)
  • Discussed legislative work to better oversee state-appointed guardians with officials and community leaders in the West 7th Neighborhood in St. Paul (Ramsey County)
  • Toured a local farm outside of Belle Plaine (Scott County)
  • Met with the Mayor and local officials in Cambridge (Isanti County)
  • Awarded WWII Veteran James Carroll with the French Legion of Honor in Bloomington (Hennepin County)
  • Toured McDonald's Meats in Clear Lake (Sherburne County)
  • Delivered speech at the National Convention for Pheasants Forever's 30th anniversary (Hennepin County)
  • Visited Udac in Plymouth to highlight the passage of the ABLE Act, which helps people with disabilities and their families (Hennepin County)
  • Visited CHS in Inver Grove Heights and met with company leaders and employees to discuss the Farm Bill and farmer owned co-ops (Dakota County)
  • Spoke to the employees at Water Heater Innovations Inc. and visited their facility in Eagan (Dakota County)
  • Convened a round table on exports with Minnesota companies, the U.S. Department of Commerce and Enterprise Minnesota (Hennepin County)
  • Met with local Veterans Affairs officials and discussed her efforts to improve the diagnosis and care of mental illness among veterans (Ramsey County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Somali-American Independence Day Celebration (Hennepin County)
  • Held a roundtable on boosting international tourism with Brand USA and Minnesota businesses in St. Paul (Ramsey County)
  • Convened local businesses and officials to discuss the Highway 10 bottleneck and transportation funding in the northwest metro (Anoka County)
  • Met with Minnesota families affected by the Russian government's ban on international adoptions to push for action (Ramsey County)
  • Visited the Lake Region Medical facility and met with employees in Chaska (Carver County)
  • Convened a discussion with business leaders regarding the status of St. Croix river crossing legislation in Stillwater (Washington County)
  • Announced comprehensive federal legislation to tackle sex trafficking at the annual Breaking Free Breakfast in St. Paul (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new St. Croix Bridge in Stillwater (Washington County)
  • Toured EcoLab's Eagan Campus and held a forum with employees (Dakota County)
  • Joined with 3M to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the world's first reflective traffic sign and highlight new traffic safety innovations (Ramsey County)
  • Joined the MN Wild and Youth Hockey association in Plymouth to discuss efforts to preserve local ice hockey rinks (Hennepin County)
  • Visited with local residents in North Branch (Chisago County)
  • Spoke about exports and business policy and took questions at the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce's 3rd annual Women in Business Initiative (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke at Wayzata High School's Commencement ceremony (Hennepin County)
  • Conducted a tour of the St. Croix Bridge with representatives from Minnesota and Wisconsin in Stillwater (Washington County)
  • Spoke at the annual ALS Walk at Lake Phalen in St. Paul (Ramsey County)
  • Toured Performance Office Papers' plant in Lakeville, which built one of Minnesota's largest solar arrays (Dakota County)
  • Attended the inauguration of St. Thomas President Julie Sullivan (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke at the Hastings High School Veterans Day Celebration (Dakota County)
  • Held a roundtable discussion at the U of M on federally funded research to combat brain disorders (Hennepin County)
  • Gave the keynote address at the Lakeville Police Department's Domestic Abuse Awareness Lunch (Dakota County)
  • Spoke at Shakopee's Memorial Day Celebration (Scott County)
  • Convened a meeting with parents, advocates and researchers to discuss childhood autism at Lionsgate Academy in Crystal (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the proclamation of Anoka as a Yellow Ribbon Community (Anoka County)
  • Attended the Machinists’ annual picnic and award ceremony in Coon Rapids (Anoka County)
  • Gave economic address to the Economic Club of Minnesota (Hennepin County)
  • Visited with local residents at St. Paul Park Heritage Days (Washington County)
  • Convened roundtable to discuss efforts to combat heroin use in Minnesota (Hennepin County)
  • Participated and spoke at the new Hastings Bridge ribbon cutting ceremony (Dakota County)
  • Spoke at the commemoration of Uponor's expansion in Apple Valley (Dakota County)
  • Attended the opening of the Green Line light rail at Union Depot in St. Paul (Ramsey County)
  • Met with residents at the Daily Grind in Stillwater (Washington County)
  • Spoke at the departure ceremony for the 452nd Combat Support Hospital Unit’s deployment to Kuwait (Hennepin County)
  • Visited with diners at Monticello Corner Café (Wright County)
  • Attended the groundbreaking ceremony for a new transit station in Newport (Washington County)
  • Attended the opening of Hennepin County's integrated 911 Emergency Communications center in Plymouth (Hennepin County)
  • Visited with area farmers in St. Michael (Wright County)
  • Spoke at Roosevelt High School's Commencement ceremony (Hennepin County)
  • Convened a discussion about the Violence Against Women's Act (Anoka County)
  • Attended the groundbreaking to connect Highway 610 with Interstate 94 in Maple Grove with Governor Mark Dayton and Rep. Erik Paulsen (Hennepin County)
  • Visited with students at Salk Middle School in Elk River and saw demonstrations of their STEM curriculum (Sherburne County)
  • Greeted the First Brigade Combat Team as they arrived from their tour in Kuwait (Hennepin County)
  • Met with local residents at The Grounds coffee shop in Cokato (Wright County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Islamic Center of Minnesota's Annual Ramadan Dinner in Fridley (Anoka County)
  • Marched to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. and spoke at the official state program in St. Paul (Ramsey County)
  • Convened group of Minnesota farmers, conservation groups and hunger advocates to push for a new Farm Bill (Hennepin County)
  • Toured the Aveda plant in Blaine (Anoka County)
  • Spoke at a ceremony honoring Army Reserve Company 372nd engineer brigade (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the National Symposium on Faith, Food, and the Environment (Ramsey County)
  • Visited with Benilde-St. Margaret's hockey player Jack Jablonski (Hennepin County)
  • Commemorated Metropolitan State University's proclamation as a "Yellow Ribbon Company" along with Metro State Alumni and Chief of the U.S. National Guard, Gen. Frank J. Grass (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke at the Crosstown- I-35 W ribbon cutting ceremony in Richfield (Hennepin County)
  • Visited the Main Motors dealership in Anoka (Anoka County)
  • Hosted a discussion on the importance of National Institutes of Health research funding to combat diseases (Hennepin County)
  • Joined Small Business Administrator Karen Mills for a visit to Delkor Systems in Circle Pines (Anoka County)
  • Spoke at the Washburn Center for Children Grand Opening with Senator Al Franken (Hennepin County)
  • Marched in the Chaska River City Parade (Carver County)
  • Attended event with Representative Keith Ellison on the importance of updating and expanding the Voting Rights Act (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the groundbreaking of Polaris Industries' expansion in Wyoming (Chisago County)
  • Delivered remarks to a joint meeting of the Minneapolis and St. Paul Rotary Clubs (Hennepin County)
  • Went to Baby Grand in St. Paul and highlighted efforts to help local retailers compete with online stores (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke at the American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Dinner in Bloomington (Hennepin County)
  • Announced federal support for manufacturing at Wyoming Machine's Open House on National Manufacturing day in Stacy (Chisago County)
  • Spoke at Concordia University's Graduate School commencement ceremony (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke at North Hennepin Community College Bioscience and Health Careers Center Grand Opening in Brooklyn Park (Hennepin County)
  • Toured the Uponor manufacturing facility in Apple Valley and met with local officials (Dakota County)
  • Toured employee-owned Diversified Plastics in Brooklyn Park and discussed efforts to support similar Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) companies (Hennepin County)
  • Visited Cedar Park Elementary and met students with the Principal and Superintendent (Dakota County)
  • Opened the Minnesota Catholic Conference's forum to advocate for immigration reform (Hennepin County)
  • Stopped by a science, engineering, technology and math (STEM) classroom at Metcalf Junior High in Burnsville (Dakota County)
  • Held an event with U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana highlighting the importance of water infrastructure to local economies along the Mississippi River and advocated for passing the Water Resources Development Act (Ramsey County)
  • Held a roundtable discussion at St. Mary's University in Minneapolis on the importance of easy access to education for returning veterans (Hennepin County)
  • Toured the RT Dygert distribution facility in Burnsville (Dakota County)
  • Delivered welcoming remarks at the 2012 Colloquium on P-12 STEM education at the University of Minnesota (Hennepin County)
  • Hosted a discussion about the importance of the Violence Against Women Act at Mendota Heights City Hall (Dakota County)
  • Delivered remarks at the opening of Goodrich Sensors expanded manufacturing facility in Burnsville (Dakota County)
  • Gave personal remarks to the late Lt. Col. Mark Weber and his family at his End of Service Recognition ceremony (Dakota County)
  • Awarded the Purple Heart to Fred Jenness in Golden Valley (Hennepin County)
  • Joined the Mayor of Hastings for a tour of the new Highway 61 bridge (Dakota County)
  • Congratulated graduates from the St. Paul Emergency Medical Services Academy who will begin their new careers as Emergency Medical Technicians (Ramsey County)
  • Joined volunteers working to transform Heritage Village in Inver Grove Height from an abandoned railroad to a public park (Dakota County)
  • Spoke and commemorated the start of cleaning up the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant superfund site in Arden Hills (Ramsey County)
  • Met with coalition of religious leaders about federal nutrition programs (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at St. Paul City Council Inaugural Ball to celebrate its newest members (Ramsey County)
  • Addressed employees and toured Smiths Medical (Ramsey County)
  • Attended Gary Eichten's last show at the Fitzgerald Theatre (Ramsey County)
  • Presented keynote at the White Bear Lake Chamber membership meeting (Ramsey County)
  • Joined a discussion on school reform with U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan at New Brighton's Irondale High School (Ramsey County)
  • Presented the National Certificate of Merit, one of the Boy Scouts of America's highest awards, to a Webelos Cub Scout in North St. Paul (Ramsey County)
  • Addressed firefighters and supporters at the Annual Saint Paul Fire Foundation Gala (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke at the 2012 Minnesota Rural Electric Association Annual Meeting (Ramsey County)
  • Visited and spoke with employees at Ecolab (Ramsey County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Minnesota Outdoor Heritage Alliance (Ramsey County)
  • Addressed soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team deployed in Kuwait via video with family members gathered at the Xcel Center (Ramsey County)
  • Gave remarks at the opening ceremony of the World Savvy Competition (Ramsey County)
  • Addressed attendees at the Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference (Ramsey County)
  • Toured the "Hospital of the Future" at Medtronic and addressed employees in Mounds View (Ramsey County)
  • Delivered remarks at the 2012 Minnesota Auqadic Invasive Species Symposium (Ramsey County)
  • Convened meeting to highlight Free File tax return options for military families and Veterans (Ramsey County)
  • Delivered remarks at the 43rd annual awards dinner for the Minnesota chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (Ramsey County)
  • Addressed audience at the CommonBond Communities' annual fundraiser, the Grande Gala (Ramsey County)
  • Welcomed 1st Brigade Combat Team soldiers on their way home following their tour of duty in Kuwait (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke at the Saints Baseball Game in support of Spare Key (Ramsey County)
  • Participated in the unveiling of the Hubert H. Humphrey memorial and statue on the grounds of the State Capitol (Ramsey County)
  • Delivered keynote address at the Midway Chamber of Commerce luncheon (Ramsey County)
  • Awarded a Purple Heart to Sgt. Eric Phinney of the Minnesota National Guard (Ramsey County)
  • Delivered remarks at the 27th Annual Heat's On Breakfast (Ramsey County)
  • Participated in the Fallen Firefighter Memorial Dedication (Ramsey County)
  • Visited Wilson Tool in White Bear Lake to celebrate National Manufacturing Day (Ramsey County)
  • Attended the Governor's Reception for King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden (Ramsey County)
  • Shared remarks at the Minnesota Teen Challenge Walk for Hope (Ramsey County)
  • Attended Wellstone Action Macalester Event (Ramsey County)
  • Toured J.W. Hulme Company, a 122 year old accessories company while highlighting Minnesota made products (Ramsey County)
  • Hosted a round table discussion highlighting new Small Business Administration initiatives to assist businesses affected by the NHL lockout (Ramsey County)
  • Delivered remarks at the opening day celebrations of the Union Depot in lowertown, St. Paul (Ramsey County)
  • Addressed the runners and walkers participating in the 2012 Kaposia Run/Walk for Wheels fundraiser (Ramsey County)
  • Convened a panel of local law enforcement and domestic violence advocates to discuss the Violence Against Women Act (Hennepin County)
  • Attended meeting with Teamsters (Ramsey County)
  • Convened a roundtable discussion on synthetic drugs with area Sheriffs and law enforcement (Hennepin County)
  • Hosted a forum on drug shortages with Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz in Edina (Hennepin County)
  • Attended the General Mills Foundation's 22nd Annual MLK Day Breakfast (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the "Women in Leadership" conference in Edina (Hennepin County)
  • Addressed the Economic Development Association of Minnesota's conference in Minnetonka (Hennepin County)
  • Held a discussion with U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and students at Minneapolis South High School on college affordability (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at HandsOn Twin Cities' "Be the Change" awards ceremony in Bloomington (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks the StepUp's Annual Dinner Gala (Hennepin County)
  • Joined USAID to honor General Mills as they received the US Global Citizenship award in Golden Valley (Hennepin County)
  • Toured Nelson Numeric, a precision manufacturer in Bloomington (Hennepin County)
  • Attended the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize Forum Reception honoring F.W. de Klerk (Hennepin County)
  • Announced steps to fight the spread of Asian Carp with U.S. Representative Erik Paulsen at St. Anthony Falls (Hennepin County)
  • Met with participants and spoke at the Minnesota State Science and Engineering Fair in Bloomington (Hennepin County)
  • Addressed the Board of Directors and staff of the Trust for Public Land regarding the Land and Water Conservation Fund (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered closing remarks at the 2012 Minnesota Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (MNVOAD) Conference in Eden Prairie (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the FIRST Robotics Competition opening ceremony (Hennepin County)
  • Convened a forum on linking technical college  programs with business needs at the Dunwoody Institute (Hennepin County)
  • Addressed the Design of Medical Devices Conference at the University of Minnesota (Hennepin County)
  • Attended and spoke at the Minnesota Business Partnership Dinner (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the MN High Tech Association Series on Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs (Hennepin County)
  • Received the Motorcycle Industries Chairman Award in Medina (Hennepin County)
  • Held a meeting to highlight work that helps churches obtain visas for their foreign visitors at the Westwood Lutheran Church in St. Louis Park (Hennepin County)
  • Attended and spoke at the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast in St. Louis Park (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Leadership in Motion Lunch in Bloomington (Hennepin County)
  • Participated and delivered remarks at the FBI field office ribbon cutting ceremony in Brooklyn Center (Hennepin County)
  • Convened a roundtable discussion on federal financial aid at the University of Minnesota (Hennepin County)
  • Held a meeting focused on the Password  Protection Act at Firsttech computer store in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Addressed attendees of the LaborCare Health Fair hosted by the Twin City Pipe Trades Service Association (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered the commencement address at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Eden Prairie Memorial Day Celebration (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the 50th Anniversary of Civil War Cemeteries on Memorial Day at Fort Snelling National Cemetery (Hennepin County)
  • Addressed the Jewish Community Relation Council's Annual Meeting on "The U.S., Germany, and Israel in a World of Multiple Crises" in Minnetonka (Hennepin County)
  • Attended and spoke at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Man and Woman of the Year Grand Finale Gala (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Metropolitan Economic Development Council's Annual Recognition Luncheon (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered the commencement address at Rasmussen College (Hennepin County)
  • Attended the annual fundraiser ball for the Guthrie Theater (Hennepin County)
  • Served as the Grand Marshall at the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District Clean Up Day in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered welcoming remarks at the Urban Scrubs Camp at Augsburg College (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the ground breaking for construction of The Interchange in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Toured a dpHUE store in Edina (Hennepin County)
  • Toured the Graco Inc. factory in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Walked in the Twin Cities Heroes Parade in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Attended the Maple Grove National Night Out Kickoff Event (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the Women in Cooperative Leadership Forum in Bloomington (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered Remarks at the Veterans Home Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (Hennepin County)
  • Introduced U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar for a discussion on conservation and outdoor recreation (Hennepin County)
  • Attended the annual Twin Cities Lung Run and Walk for the Breath of Hope Foundation (Hennepin County)
  • Participated in the Local 9-1-1 Heroes Awards Ceremony as a part of the APCO Convention (Hennepin County)
  • Toured the Express Scripts Patient Care Contact Center in Bloomington (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Brooklyn Park Rotary Meeting (Hennepin County)
  • Convened a roundtable discussion with FDA Commissioner Hamburg regarding issues important to the medical device industry (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the APCO Conference in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Joined a forum on Rural Roads Safety with U.S. Federal Highway Administration Administrator Victor Mendez and the late U.S. Representative Jim Oberstar (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks regarding tourism to the members of Meet Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Convention and Visitor's Bureau (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the 12th Annual Abubakar Islamic Convention in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Attended the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance 13th Annual Silent No More Walk and Run in Edina (Hennepin County)
  • Attended the Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association Lunch in Bloomington (Hennepin County)
  • Attended and delivered remarks at the 5th Annual Abbey's Hope Golf Tournament in Edina (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the dedication and ribbon cutting for the VA Community Resource and Referral Center in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Greeted families with children with cancer at the Childhood Cancer Awareness Event at the 35W Bridge Observation Deck (Hennepin County)
  • Visited Jack Jablonski and other patients at the Courage Center in Golden Valley (Hennepin County)
  • Attended and participated in proclaiming Brooklyn Park a Yellow Ribbon community (Hennepin County)
  • Joined Senator Chris Coons for a discussion on "Africa, Faith and Leadership" at the Minnesota Council of Churches with the American Refugee Committee and the Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights (Hennepin County)
  • Hosted a discussion with U.S. Senator Chris Coons on issues critical to the medical technology industry at Hamline University in St. Louis Park (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the dedication of the New Nelson Cultural Center at the American Swedish Institute with the King and Queen of Sweden (Hennepin County)
  • Participated in the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce's skilled workforce summit in Bloomington (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the unveiling of the Central Corridor first light rail vehicle in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Attended the Minnesota Business Partnership Annual Dinner (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the 2012 Navy Ball Minnesota celebrating the 237th birthday of the Navy (Hennepin County)
  • Participated in the Women, Wisdom and Wine conversation series in Golden Valley (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Regional 2012 Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Football Championship in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Attended the ceremony honoring Justice Alan Page with the Rabbi Max A. Shapiro Tzadik Award (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks and participated in the ribbon cutting for the re-opening of the Lowry Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Met with Xcel CEO and Vice President of Government Affairs regarding the Renewable Integration Credit legislation (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan's retirement celebration (Hennepin County)
  • Presented the National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Award to KS95 (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the Jim Klobuchar Adventure Club annual fall gathering (Hennepin County)
  • Awarded a Purple Heart to Mike Kirkpatrick in Bloomington (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks to the Minnesota Political Science Association Conference (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke and participated in the Walk to End Hunger in Bloomington (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks regarding agriculture policy at the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation's Annual Meeting (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the 133rd Airlift Wing 2012 Awards Ceremony (Hennepin County)
  • Convened Innovation Forum at Anoka Technical College (Anoka County)
  • Spoke at the Minnesota Audubon Society annual meeting in St. Paul (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke at the annual MDA Stride and Ride event in Roseville (Ramsey County)
  • Delivered remarks at Ramsey County VA Clinic dedication ceremony (Anoka County)
  • Spoke at the Penny Scholarship awards dinner in St. Paul (Ramsey County)
  • Delivered keynote remarks at the India Chamber of Commerce Gala Dinner in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Attended and spoke at Blaine Aviation Fly-In (Anoka County)
  • Spoke at the annual State Veterans Day breakfast in Inver Grove Heights (Dakota County)
  • Delivered commencement address at Anoka-Ramsey County Community College (Anoka County)
  • Presented posthumous Congressional Gold Medal to Jean Roberts, sister of WWII WASP in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Participated in Highway 610 opening ceremony (Anoka County)
  • Spoke at the dedication ceremony for the new Metro State veterans center in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Toured areas threatened by flooding (Carver County)
  • Delivered keynote at the Dorsey Whitney Symposium in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at MN School of Excellence award program at Wyoming Elementary School (Chisago County)
  • Attended the groundbreaking for the community based VA outpatient clinic (CBOC) in Anoka (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke at deployment ceremony for members of the Minnesota National Guard's 1/34th BCT (Dakota County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Homes for All convention in St. Paul (Ramsey County)
  • Convened Child Abduction Prevention Forum in Hopkins (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Ari-Growth annual conference and membership meeting in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Toured Goodrich Sensors and Integrated Systems in Burnsville (Dakota County)
  • Spoke at the Cardozo Society breakfast (Hennepin County)
  • Attended Martin Luther King, Jr. Day breakfast (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the annual Tekne awards in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Convened Innovation Summit at University of Minnesota (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke to the Mass Media and Politics Journalism class at the University of Minnesota (Hennepin County)
  • Announced legislation to combat veterans' homelessness with local veterans in Bloomington (Hennepin County)
  • Attended the installation ceremony for Adjutant General Richard Nash in St. Paul (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke at Minneapolis Police Reserve graduation ceremony (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the annual Minnesota CFO conference in St. Paul (Ramsey County)
  • Volunteered at Northside tornado cleanup day (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the Military Order of the Purple Heart ceremony for Edina police officer, Michael Blood, who was shot in the line of duty (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at dedication ceremony for Minnesota Wall of Honor at Ft. Snelling (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the National Youth Sports benefit at University of St. Thomas's St. Paul Campus (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke at 93rd Annual American Legion National Convention (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the 17th Annual Brooklyn Park Mayor's prayer breakfast (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at teen driving safety rally in Eden Prairie (Hennepin County)
  • Attended the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation benefit in St. Paul (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke at the Toward Zero Deaths traffic safety conference in St. Paul (Ramsey County)
  • Delivered remarks to the National Association of Wheat Growers and U.S. Wheat Associates in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the HCMC benefit at the Minneapolis Convention Center (Hennepin County)
  • Attended the retirement ceremony and dinner for Major General Shellito in Bloomington (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the ribbon cutting for McKinstry's clean energy project in Brooklyn Park (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers dinner on Minnesota in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at Tom Burnett, Jr. Memorial Event on 10th Anniversary of 9/11 (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke briefly at the WATCH celebration in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at Anoka-Ramsey County Community College in Cambridge (Isanti County)
  • Delivered keynote address at the University of Minnesota- Carlson School of Management sustainability summit (Hennepin County)
  • Convened forum to address phone bill cramming with Attorney General Lori Swanson (Ramsey County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Education Minnesota Fall professional conference in St. Paul (Ramsey County)
  • Delivered keynote remarks at University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy Rho Chi Honor Society dinner (Ramsey County)
  • Received Award from Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (Ramsey County)
  • Presented the Hometown Heroes award at the Minnesota Vikings Breast Cancer Awareness Event in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at Roseville "Back to School" breakfast (Ramsey County)
  • Attended the Minnesota Business Partnership dinner in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at 9/11 Interfaith Memorial Service at State Capitol (Ramsey County)
  • Delivered remarks at the MN Venture and Finance conference at the Minneapolis Convention Center (Hennepin County)
  • Toured Fabcon Inc. in Savage (Scott County)
  • Visited with local veterans in Elk River (Sherburne County)
  • Spoke at the MN State Council on Disabilities awards luncheon at the St. Paul RiverCentre (Ramsey County)
  • Toured Capella University and met with the president of Capella in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered Remarks at the Central States Conference of operating engineers in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Minnesota Utility Investors Annual Meeting in Brooklyn Center (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Children's Defense Fund rally at the State Capitol (Ramsey County)
  • Toured the UM Bee Lab (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke at the Lao Assistance Center Celebration in Crystal (Hennepin County)
  • Constituent visit in St. Cloud (Stearns County)
  • Emceed the Living with Breast Cancer Educational Conference fashion show in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at a roast for Don Shelby at University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Stopped by the Children's Heartlink gala in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered Remarks at the Habitat for Humanity closing ceremony for dedication of homes built with Pres. Jimmy Carter in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the deployment ceremony for B company 2nd General Aviation Support Battalion in St. Cloud (Stearns County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Hmong New Year festival in St. Paul (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke at the Walk to End Hunger at Mall of America (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered commencement address at East Ridge High School (Washington County)
  • Toured Stillwater Bridge and visited with local officials (Washington County)
  • Received an award at Children's Home and Family Services for her work on international adoption (Ramsey County)
  • Toured Ultra Machining Co in Monticello (Wright County)
  • Toured and spoke to employees at Datacard in Minnetonka (Hennepin County)
  • Convened a public safety briefing with law enforcement leaders from around the state (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke to employees at Express Scripts in Bloomington (Hennepin County)
  • Attended the Nordic American Thanksgiving breakfast in Bloomington (Hennepin County)
  • Met with the Carver County Board of Commissioners in Chanhassen (Carver County)
  • Delivered keynote remarks at the NE Minneapolis Harvest Gathering (Hennepin County)
  • Met with the Foundation for the Children of Iran program in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Visited with community members at the Prairie Island Community Pow Wow (Scott County)
  • Received briefing on the National Guard from General Richard Nash in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Attended grand reopening of Fury Motors in Lake Elmo (Washington County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Minnesota Farmers Union annual banquet in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Tour of Imation and discussion with employees and leadership (Washington County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Minnesota Farm Bureau convention in Brooklyn Park (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Light the Night Walk in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Greeted service members at welcome home ceremony for 372nd Engineer Brigade at Fort Snelling (Ramsey County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Lutheran Social Services Annual Benefit in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the La Familia Latino Family Festival in St. Paul (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke to participants at the Walk to End Child Abuse in St. Paul (Ramsey County)
  • Delivered Remarks at the Minnesota Community Bankers Conference in Brainerd (Crow Wing County)
  • Spoke at the Grand Reopening of the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center in Bloomington (Hennepin County)
  • Served as Grand Marshall of the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District Clean Up Day in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the swearing-in ceremony for Judge Frank Magill in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Dropped by Main Motors in Anoka to congratulate the business on having their GM affiliation reinstated (Anoka County)
  • Delivered remarks at the MN Chapter of the American Pediatric Association Annual Meeting in Bloomington (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the CSAH 81 groundbreaking ceremony in Rogers (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the Campfire Girls centennial celebration at Camp Tanadoona in Excelsior (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered keynote address at The Collaborative's 14th annual entrepreneurs and investor's luncheon in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Convened a teen driving safety forum with National Highway Safety Administrator David Strickland at Tartan High School in St. Paul (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke at the premiere of "For Honor and Valor" benefit for St. Paul wounded Iraq War veteran Ryan Hallberg (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke at a Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute Hope for Haiti adoption event in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the Minnesota Mayors Association Annual Conference in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the celebration of the Frontiers of Biomedical Research Partnership at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the National Police Week Fallen Officers Memorial Service at the State Capitol (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke at the Council on Asian and Pacific Minnesotans Annual Dinner in St. Paul (Ramsey County)
  • Delivered the commencement address at the University of Minnesota Law School (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered the commencement address at the Humphrey Institute for Public Policy (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the Walk for Colon Cancer in Edina (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the first anniversary celebration of the memorial garden at the Hindu Temple in Maple Grove (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the Anoka County Memorial Day ceremony in Fridley (Anoka County)
  • Visited with veterans at the Chisago County CVSO on Memorial Day in Lindstrom (Chisago County)
  • Visited with veterans at the Isanti County CVSO on Memorial Day in Isanti (Isanti County)
  • Delivered remarks at 34th Infantry Division (Red Bulls) welcome home ceremony in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Toured and met with employees at 3M in St. Paul (Ramsey County)
  • Delivered remarks at 934th Airlift Wing Commander's Call (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke at the Office of the Secretary of Defense annual internet privacy and security conference (Hennepin County)
  • Greeted soldiers and their families at the34th Infantry Division return at the 133rd Airlift Wing (Ramsey County)
  • Delivered remarks at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge Winterfest (Sherburne County)
  • Toured Andersen Windows and met with employees (Washington County)
  • Presented Josie Johnson the Flamebearer Award at the United Negro College Fund Leadership Luncheon in St. Paul (Ramsey County)
  • Convened an export panel with Fred Hochberg of Ex-Im Bank in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Convened a small business roundtable in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Met with local officials on transportation issues (Carver County)
  • Presented service and combat medals to Vietnam War veteran (Dakota County)
  • Met with Liberian community leadership (Hennepin County)
  • Met with Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota (Hennepin County)
  • Attended the Martin Luther King Day Breakfast at the Minneapolis Convention center (Hennepin County)
  • Convened a half-day summit focusing on energy innovation and job creation at the Carlson School of Business in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered keynote address at the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Business Leaders Forum in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at Apple Valley Transit Station grand opening (Dakota County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Investiture Ceremony for the new US Marshall Sharon Lubinski (Hennepin County)
  • Met with then-U.S. Ambassador to Norway Barry White in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Met with local officials at Crostini's in Monticello (Wright County)
  • Met with tribal leaders and toured new facilities at Mdewaketon Sioux Community Center in Prior Lake (Carver County)
  • Toured Innovative Power Systems in St. Paul (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke at the annual Walk to End Hunger at Mall of America (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers (MABL) gala in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered welcome remarks at the Minority Economic Development Association (MEDA) gala in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at People Serving People Starlight Gala in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Minnesota Nurse Practitioners conference in Plymouth (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Northstar Commuter Rail kickoff in Big Lake (Sherburne County)
  • Attended the CARE International celebration of girls education in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Northstar Commuter Rail launch in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke and received award at WomenVenture conference in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the installation ceremony for the 25th National Council of Churches President in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at a Veterans Day service at Roseville Lutheran Church (Ramsey County)
  • Attended the reception for the TakeAction Minnesota Awards Dinner (Ramsey County)
  • Delivered keynote at the St. Paul Chamber of Commerce luncheon (Ramsey County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Minnesota State Veterans Day program in Inver Grove Heights (Dakota County)
  • Delivered remarks at the NAACP 100th anniversary in Brooklyn Center (Hennepin County)
  • Conducted a business tour and meeting in Savage (Scott County)
  • Met with Leadership of the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce (Dakota County)
  • Spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony for Normandale College's new Student Activities Center in Bloomington (Hennepin County)
  • Convened a roundtable discussion with MCTC student veterans and representatives of the Minnesota National Guard to discuss the Post 9-11 GI Bill (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Women of Wind Energy Annual Luncheon in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Convened a roundtable discussion on healthcare reform with University of Minnesota medical students in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Toured a new Solar Panel Installation Training Center in St. Michael (Wright County)
  • Met with Boston Scientific leadership and toured the Cardiac Rhythm Management Training Facility in Arden Hills (Ramsey County)
  • Delivered remarks at the departure ceremony for the 372nd Engineering Brigade at Fort Snelling (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke to the Metro North Chamber of Commerce in Ramsey County (Anoka County)
  • Convened a roundtable discussion on support for community colleges at North Hennepin County Community College in Brooklyn Park (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony for Highway 610 in Maple Grove (Hennepin County)
  • Convened a forum on reforming No Child Left Behind and announced new truancy legislation in Shoreview (Ramsey County)
  • Introduced Brian Coyle Award winner Sen. Scott Dibble at the Human Rights Campaign Annual Dinner in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the Investiture Ceremony for then-U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the 125th Anniversary of the Glenwood Inglewood Bottling Company in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the Silverwood Park Grand Opening in St. Anthony (Hennepin County)
  • Addressed participants of the Foundation Fighting Blindness Vision Walk in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Addressed participants of the Wayside House Community Walk in St. Louis Park (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the National Historic Landmark Designation Ceremony for Christ Lutheran Church in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the grand opening of the new EverCat Fuels Bio-Diesel Plant in Isanti (Isanti County)
  • Participated in the kick-off event for the new MNPass lanes on 35W at the new Metro Transit center in Lakeville (Dakota County)
  • Toured Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) Sites with HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered welcoming remarks at the Walden University Commencement Luncheon and Ceremony with Lilly Ledbetter at the Minneapolis Convention Center (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the Minnesota National Guard Task Force 34 Welcome Home Ceremony at the Minneapolis Convention Center (Hennepin County)
  • Discussed priorities for health care reform at the National Health Care Reform Policy Briefing in St. Paul (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke at the Partnership for Quality Care Event Hosted by SEIU at the Wellstone Center in St. Paul (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke at the Deployment Ceremony for the 847th Human Resources Company at Fort Snelling (Ramsey County)
  • Hosted a roundtable with the Chisago County EDA to discuss area jobs and the economy (Chisago County)
  • Convened an economic development roundtable with members of the Isanti County EDA in Cambridge (Isanti County)
  • Visited Game Fair and met with hunters (Anoka County)
  • Met local residents at the Perkins in North Branch (Chisago County)
  • Toured the R&D facility and spoke to employees of Ecolab in Eagan (Dakota County)
  • Toured West Publishing and visited with employees in Eagan facility (Dakota County)
  • Delivered remarks at Annual State Veterans Day Ceremony in Inver Grove Heights (Dakota County)
  • Spoke in support of the Minnesota Veterans Family Support program at the Rosemount American Legion (Dakota County)
  • Participated in a Food Safety Roundtable with U.S. Representative Collin Peterson and Minnesota Food Industry Experts in Bloomington (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered Congratulatory Remarks on the 130th Anniversary of the Temple Israel Congregation in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the 88th Regional Readiness Command Dinner in Bloomington (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity WomenBuild wall-raising and kickoff in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Presented awards to Minnesota Special Olympians at the Special Olympics in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Attended the Minnesota Troop Appreciation Run/Walk with the family in downtown Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Met with Minnesota wind energy leaders to talk about renewable energy and job creation at M.A. Mortenson in Golden Valley (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered welcome remarks to the National Air Medical Transport Convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered keynote address at the County Attorneys Association Annual Banquet (Hennepin County)
  • Convened Health Care Reform Summit with experts from around the country at the University of Minnesota (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the Minnesota Farm Bureau Association's Annual Banquet (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the Minnehaha Falls/Glen restoration project groundbreaking ceremony (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered the keynote address at the Home Care Association's Public Policy Conference (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered keynote address at the Minnesota Farmers Union's Annual Banquet (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Student Veterans Appreciation Day event at the University of Minnesota (Hennepin County)
  • Addressed and greeted participants at a 5K race/walk for ovarian cancer in Edina (Hennepin County)
  • Addressed and greeted participants at a 5K race/walk for lung cancer in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Addressed recently returned National Guard troops and their families in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Offered congratulatory remarks at the 50th Anniversary of the Children's Association in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Human Rights Campaign Dinner in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Attended Gala Benefit for Opportunity Partners in Brooklyn Park (Hennepin County)
  • Addressed safety experts from around the world at the International Safety Code Council Annual Conference in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Toured the I-35W Bridge reconstruction site (Hennepin County)
  • Attended ceremonies commemorating the one-year anniversary of the 35W Bridge Collapse (Hennepin County)
  • Convened a panel of senior advocates and medical professionals at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park to discuss regional disparities in Medicare reimbursement (Hennepin County)
  • Greeted participants in the Juneteenth Celebration 3rd Annual Walk for Cancer Awareness in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Discussed speculation in the energy markets and high fuel costs with area business owners at Jefferson Bus Lines in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke to participants of the Children's Hospital Pacemaker 5000 5k in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at a National Night Out Luncheon in Wayzata (Hennepin County)
  • Addressed attendees at the unveiling of a statue honoring WWII hero Chuck Lindberg at Veterans Memorial Park in Richfield (Hennepin County)
  • Met with health care experts and seniors to discuss the geographic disparities in Medicare costs at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park (Hennepin County)
  • Convened a meeting with the Minnesota Burmese community to discuss the crisis in Burma (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks at departure ceremony for 1/34th Battalion (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered keynote address for Women in the Workplace awards (Hennepin County)
  • Met with Medtronic employees (Hennepin County)
  • Delivered remarks and attended the Minnesota Business Partnership Dinner (Hennepin County)
  • Attended Jewish Community Relations Council Annual Dinner (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at a University of Minnesota Law School event honoring former Vice President Walter Mondale (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke at the Tet Vietnamese New Year Celebration in Minnetonka (Hennepin County)
  • Attended roundtable with student veterans and administrators at North Hennepin County Community College to discuss veterans issues (Hennepin County)
  • Convened a roundtable meeting in Hopkins to discuss the impact of the housing crisis on suburban Minnesota (Hennepin County)
  • Met with Somali community leaders to discuss issues facing the Somali community in Minnesota (Hennepin County)
  • Attended the grand opening of the new MacPhail Center for Music facility in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Announced her new plan to promote wind energy, through the American Renewable Energy Act, in front of a 150-foot wind turbine at the Great River Energy building (Hennepin County)
  • Attended the MN Ag EXPO to speak with Minnesota corn growers about the advances achieved in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and the advances anticipated in the Farm Bill (Hennepin County)
  • Participated in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Walk to Cure Diabetes along with more than 18,000 walkers (Hennepin County)
  • Met with Cambridge Mayor Marlys Palmer and talked with area residents at the People's Café on Main Street. (Isanti County)
  • Hosted a carbon monoxide awareness event with the St. Paul Fire Department (Ramsey County)
  • Addressed the attendees at the HOURCAR Solar Power Hub Opening in St. Paul (Ramsey County)
  • Gave opening remarks for the annual Hmong Festival in St. Paul (Ramsey County)
  • Attended mass of thanksgiving and remembrance for first responders and emergency service workers in St. Paul (Ramsey County)
  • Addressed the participants at a 5k for leukemia and lymphoma in St. Paul (Ramsey County)
  • Visited with constituents at her official State Fair Booth (Ramsey County)
  • Met with Somali community leaders regarding issues of importance to the community (Ramsey County)
  • Met with Hmong Community leaders about issues of importance to the community (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke at the opening ceremonies of the annual Hmong Sports and Cultural Festival in St. Paul (Ramsey County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Minnesota Defense Alliance consortium (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke at the annual meeting of the Minnesota State University Student Association at Metro State in St. Paul (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke to students at the Minnesota State Science Fair at the Science Museum in St. Paul (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke at an event in support of the Minnesota Sesquicentennial in St. Paul (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke at St. Paul's National Pheasant Fest. Pheasants Forever is an organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of quail and other wildlife populations. (Ramsey County)
  • Co-chaired a hearing with then- U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan on the state of the economy and opportunities for revitalization through green jobs at the University of Minnesota - St. Paul Campus (Ramsey County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans Travelling Vietnam Memorial Fundraiser in Shakopee (Scott County)
  • Visited with area veterans at the Elk River American Legion on Veterans Day (Sherburne County)
  • Toured the home built for an injured Iraq War veteran by Homes for Our Troops in Woodbury (Washington County)
  • Met with state and local officials in Hugo regarding tornado damage and recovery efforts and toured affected areas (Washington County)
  • Announced the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services awarded grants to the Blaine, Columbia Heights, Minnetonka, and New Hope Police Departments as well as to the Richfield Department of Public Safety (Anoka and Hennepin Counties)
  • Attended Pheasants Forever event in Anoka (Anoka County)
  • Visited local residents at Caribou Coffee in Chaska (Carver County)
  • Met with local residents at the Oak Inn in North Branch (Chisago County)
  • Honored nation's veterans at the Minnesota State Veterans Day Ceremony in Inver Grove Heights (Dakota County)
  • Awarded a Purple Heart to the family the late Harry Deer in Lakeville (Dakota County)
  • Visited schools in Elk River, Minneapolis and Apple Valley to launch her "Carbon Buster Awards of Excellence" competition to honor students who are making a difference in the fight against climate change (Dakota, Hennepin, and Sherburne counties)
  • Participated in a Veterans Day Program at the Minneapolis Veterans Home (Hennepin County)
  • Attended a "First Flag Raising" Ceremony for the Eden Prairie Veterans Memorial in Purgatory Creek Park (Hennepin County)
  • Met with several local organizations, including Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, that are helping homeowners who are struggling with foreclosure threats due to subprime mortgage problems (Hennepin County)
  • Met with local families and adoption agencies about the impact of the recent adoption moratorium imposed by the Guatemala government (Hennepin County)
  • Joined Minnesota Children's Hospital officials and other children's health care supporters in pushing for a Congressional override of President Bush's Children's Health Insurance Program veto (Hennepin County)
  • Announced the Department of Transportation awarded Minnesota funding for the completion of the Northstar Commuter Rail. (Hennepin County)
  • Secured $250 million for the repair and rebuilding of the I-35 W bridge (Hennepin County)
  • Spent the day cheering on volunteers at the "Extreme Makeover, Home Edition" site with daughter Abigail (Hennepin County)
  • Visited with hundreds of constituents at her State Fair booth about their questions and concerns. Also visited a number of booths, from the butter carvings to the prize-winning pumpkins, and attended fun events like AARP's "Stretch & Roll" (Hennepin County)
  • Attended Cargill's Green Chemistry Award Ceremony (Hennepin County)
  • Toured the I-35 bridge disaster with U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Mary Peters, along with state and local officials and law enforcement (Hennepin County)
  • Announced legislation to help families who care for aging family members, the Americans Giving care to Elders (AGE) Act, at Lenox Community Center in St. Louis Park (Hennepin County)
  • Awarded the first two "Carbon Buster Awards" to Quality Bike Parts of Bloomington and the Center for Energy and the Environment of Minneapolis for their innovative work in reducing carbon emissions (Hennepin County)
  • Toured Quality Bike Parts in Bloomington (Hennepin County)
  • Toured and met with members of the Somali community at the Suuqa Karmal Market in Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke to members of the Minnesota Venture Capital Association in downtown Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke to the Minneapolis Rotary Club in downtown Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
  • Spoke on climate change at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute (Hennepin County)
  • Toured the museum and met with officials from the Center for Victims of Torture on the University of Minnesota campus (Hennepin County)
  • Chaired a public forum on child toy safety issues at the Ridgedale Library in Minnetonka (Hennepin County)
  • Participated in the Juvenile Diabetes Walk at the Mall of America (Hennepin County)
  • Attended and spoke at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery's Memorial Day Ceremony (Hennepin County)
  • Attended and spoke at the Memorial Day groundbreaking ceremony for the Honoring All Veterans Memorial in Richfield (Hennepin County)
  • Participated in a public forum with area residents at the City Hall in Isanti (Isanti County)
  • Spoke to members of the East Metro Regional Labor Federation in St. Paul (Ramsey County)
  • Announced federal stimulus funds for St. Paul Public Housing with U.S. Representative Betty McCollum in St. Paul (Ramsey County)
  • Met with members of the Sheila Wellstone Institute in St. Paul to discuss domestic violence and related issues (Ramsey County)
  • Convened a food safety roundtable with experts and victims' families to discuss possible food safety reforms at the University of Minnesota's St. Paul Campus (Ramsey County)
  • Held a Minnesota Veterans Summit at the State Capitol to focus on priorities for supporting the state's veterans (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke at the St. Paul Chamber of Commerce Luncheon (Ramsey County)
  • Participated in the Honoring All Vietnam Veterans Program at the State Capitol (Ramsey County)
  • Testified regarding federal progress on renewable energy issues to the NextGen Energy Forum at the State Capitol in Saint Paul (Ramsey County)
  • Attended and participated in the unveiling of the WWII Memorial at the State Capitol (Ramsey County)
  • Presented her climate change findings from a recent trip to Greenland to families at the Minnesota Science Museum (Ramsey County)
  • Met with families and members of the Minnesota National Guard to announce several initiatives supporting Guard families at the Veterans Services Building (Ramsey County)
  • Held event to announce Elder Care Tax Credit at the Amherst Wilder Foundation in St. Paul (Ramsey County)
  • Toured UM's Gortner Lab building to learn about the biofuel and bioenergy projects University scientists are currently researching (Ramsey County)
  • Spoke with local residents about skyrocketing gas prices and the benefits of E-85/ethanol-based fuels in Shakopee (Scott County)
  • Toured a rehab care facility in Monticello (Wright County)
  • Met with local residents at the Perkins in Monticello (Wright County)