MINNEAPOLIS - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) released the below statement following the passing of International Falls Mayor Bob Anderson.

"Today, with the passing of Bob Anderson, International Falls lost a longtime advocate, mayor, and friend. He truly left his mark on his beloved hometown from his seats on the City Council, the Chamber of Commerce, and as its devoted mayor. Bob was also dedicated to improving communities across Minnesota through decades of public service on numerous statewide committees and advocacy organizations.

"I am thankful to have been able to call Bob a friend. We worked together often, and I will always remember him as a tireless champion for small towns and the outdoors. My thoughts are with his wife Carol, family, friends, and the people of International Falls during this time of loss."