U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar will visit Duluth, Cloquet and the Iron Range on Saturday as part of an “Innovation Tour” to highlight the potential of economic innovation for long-term prosperity and job creation. Since Klobuchar began her Innovation Tour last week, she has visited 16 communities throughout Minnesota.

On Saturday morning, Klobuchar will visit the Duluth campus of the University of Minnesota, where she will tour science lab facilities and meet with students. The Swenson Science Building features 16 research labs and 16 teaching labs.

Also on Saturday, Klobuchar will be meeting with State Sen. Tom Bakk and she will tour the Sappi pulp and paper mill in Cloquet.

On Saturday evening, Klobuchar will be keynote speaker at the Annual Membership Banquet of the Laurentian Chamber of Commerce, which represents the cities of Eveleth, Gilbert, Mt. Iron, Virginia and surrounding business communities.

On Tuesday, Klobuchar convened an “Innovation Summit” in Minneapolis at the University of Minnesota. The Summit was an opportunity to share information and exchange ideas about public and private strategies needed to revitalize America’s innovative edge and ability to compete in the global economy.

A leader in Congress on issues of economic innovation, Klobuchar serves on the Senate Commerce Committee and chairs the Subcommittee on Innovation, Competitiveness and Export Promotion.