Alexandria Echo Press
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar will continue her “Made in America” economic tour this weekend with business-related visits to six communities in northwestern Minnesota – including Hoffman.
Klobuchar plans to visit Hoffman, Clearbrook, Hackensack, Lake Park and Breckenridge. She will also be in the Fargo-Moorhead area on Monday, November 7 to participate in a policy forum on the “2012 Farm Bill: Issues and Challenges,” hosted by U.S. Senator Kent Conrad and the Center for Agricultural Policy and Trade Studies at North Dakota State University.
She will be stopping at the Hoffman City Hall this Sunday at 2 p.m. for a meeting with the Hoffman Economic Development Authority.
Klobuchar started her “Made in America” tour last week with visits to businesses in Fridley, Plymouth, Red Wing, Rochester, Wabasha and Winona.
On Saturday, Klobuchar will be in Clearbrook to meet with the award-winning inventors of Insect Inferno, a mobile heat-controlled insect eliminating system. Also on Saturday, Klobuchar will be in Hackensack to visit Mann Lake, Ltd., the largest supplier of beekeeping equipment in the world.
On Sunday, Klobuchar will be in Lake Park to visit the construction site for the new Lake Park Audubon High School. The school district is able to build the new school thanks partly to funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. After her stop in Hoffman on Sunday afternoon, Klobuchar will tour the St. Francis Healthcare Campus in Breckenridge.
Klobuchar serves as chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Competitiveness, Innovation and Export Promotion. She has introduced the “Innovate America Act” to promote innovation and boost America’s ability to compete in the global economy.
Klobuchar also serves on the Senate Agriculture Committee.
“From our very first days as a country, innovation has always been the engine powering our progress, our prosperity and our ability to out-compete other nations,” said Klobuchar. “This tour is an opportunity to showcase successful economic development and job creation efforts throughout Minnesota.”