With fertile soil stretching from the Red River Valley to the Minnesota River Valley, agriculture drives the economy in northwest and central Minnesota. In 2013 alone, Minnesota agriculture producers sold more than $22 billion worth of goods, leading the nation in turkey and sugarbeet production. The region is home to a thriving manufacturing sector that includes great employers like Polaris, Arctic Cat, and Douglas Machine. And whether fishing on Lake of the Woods, boating on Detroit Lake, or enjoying the pristine beauty of the Mississippi Headwaters, there are outdoor activities for everyone to enjoy.

Senator Klobuchar regularly visits local northwest and central Minnesota businesses like Digi-Key, Marvin Windows, and Titan Machinery to discuss key workforce issues and identify ways to spur exports and boost manufacturing. She enjoys touring family farms and local businesses, and meeting with students at some of the great area colleges – from Minnesota State University Moorhead to Concordia College, to the University of Minnesota Morris and Crookston campuses. She often teams up with 7th District Congressman and ranking House Agriculture leader Collin Peterson both on these visits and in her legislative work for the area.

Senator Klobuchar's work in Northwest and Central Minnesota includes these visits:

  • Met with local law enforcement and the White Earth Tribal Council to discuss the opioid epidemic (Becker County)
  • Met with employees at Lakeshirts to discuss workforce issues (Becker County)
  • Spoke to students at the Concordia Villages International Days Festival (Beltrami County)
  • Met with residents in Graceville (Big Stone County)
  • Discussed the opioid epidemic in rural Minnesota with Shelly Elkington, hospital officials, law enforcement and pharmacists (Chippewa County)
  • Discussed Kevin and Avonte’s Law with local law enforcement at the Moorhead Law Enforcement Center (Clay County)
  • Convened a meeting with Congressman Peterson and American Crystal Sugar to discuss the Farm Bill (Clay County)
  • Toured the Clearwater History Center (Clearwater County)
  • Spoke at the Minnesota State Fire Department Association’s annual conference (Douglas County)
  • Met with residents in Ashby (Grant County)
  • Presented a Purple Heart to the family of WWI veteran, Albert Hanson (Hubbard County)
  • Spoke at the Ridgewater College commencement ceremony (Kandiyohi County)
  • Attended the 2018 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener (Kandiyohi County)
  • Convened an economic development discussion at Bean and Brush Creative Coffee with local business and community leaders (Kittson County)
  • Held a Farm Bill discussion at David and Damaris Bergeson’s farm (Lac Qui Parle County)
  • Toured Automotive Enviro Testing (Lake of the Woods County)
  • Toured the White Earth Reservation (Mahnomen County)
  • Marshall Toured Ericco Manufacturing and met with employees (Marshall County)
  • Discussed workforce development initiatives with local business leaders and educators at Hutchinson High School (McLeod County)
  • Toured Felling Trailers and met with employees to discuss workforce issues (Meeker County)
  • Met with membership from AgCountry Farm Credit Services to discuss the Farm Bill and trade issues (Norman County)
  • Toured the Green Plains Otter Tail Ethanol Plant with Fergus Falls Mayor Ben Schierer (Otter Tail County)
  • Discussed rural broadband issues with Mayor Brian Holmer and other local community leaders (Pennington County)
  • Toured Textron and met with employees to discuss workforce issues (Pennington County)
  • Convened a Farm Bill discussion with local agricultural leaders (Polk County)
  • Discussed workforce issues at Northland Community College with local officials, educators and business leaders (Polk County)
  • Convened a meeting with local business leaders to discuss rural housing (Polk County)
  • Met with residents in Glenwood (Pope County)
  • Discussed USDA grant funding with Mayor Allen Bertilrud and city officials (Red Lake County)
  • Discussed the Farm Bill with the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative members and company leadership (Renville County)
  • Toured the Marvin Windows Training Center and attended the annual Marvin Companies Yellow Rose Days Celebration (Roseau County)
  • Presented the Congressional Badge of Bravery to police officer Jason Falconer (Stearns County)
  • Attended the Tommie/Johnny Football game (Stearns County)
  • Attended the Capitol One Yellow Ribbon Proclamation event (Stearns County)
  • Spoke at the University of Morris commencement ceremony (Stevens County)
  • Met with Benson Public School administrators, local officials and business leaders to discuss workforce programs (Swift County)
  • Visited Pat and Jody Lunemann’s dairy farm (Todd County)
  • Met with Wheaton Mayor Leonard Zimmel and local residents at the Country Corner Café in Wheaton (Traverse County)
  • Met with members of Wadena-Creek High School’s Robotics team (Wadena County)
  • Met with residents in Rothsay (Wilkin County)
  • Toured the Fagen Fighters WWII Museum with Ron and Diane Fagen (Yellow Medicine County)
  • Met with employees and leadership of Essentia Health Hospital in Detroit Lakes (Becker County)
  • Convened a meeting with Congressman Peterson and local telecom providers to discuss regional broadband issues in Detroit Lakes (Becker County)
  • Met with Bemidji residents at a community picnic and joined Mayor Rita Albrecht for 4th of July (Beltrami County)
  • Convened a meeting in Moorhead to discuss the national Firefighter Cancer Registry (Clay County)
  • Held a discussion with students and faculty at Minnesota State University Moorhead about their entrepreneur studies program (Clay County)
  • Led a panel discussion with representatives from the Minnesota
  • National Guard, the 934th Airlift Wing, and Moorhead’s County Veteran Service Office (Clay County)
  • Held an event at the Hjemkomst Center with Congressman Peterson to discuss the Farm Bill (Clay County)
  • Visited D & R Café in Bagley (Clearwater County)
  • Met with Alexandria Fire Chief Jeff Karrow and two widows of volunteer firefighters that passed away from cancer to discuss the national Firefighter Cancer Registry Act (Douglas County)
  • Met with students in Ashby for National FFA Week (Grant County)
  • Met with members of the Nevis High School robotics team (Hubbard County)
  • Attended and spoke at the Minnesota Ducks Unlimited Annual State Convention (Kandiyohi County)
  • Discussed rural health care issues at Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center (Kittson County)
  • Met with FFA students (Mahnomen County)
  • Met with members of the Red River Valley Sugarbeet Growers Association to discuss the upcoming farm bill (Marshall County)
  • Met with veterans at the local chapter of the Disabled American Veterans to discuss efforts to assist veterans (McLeod County)
  • Met with veterans and the Meeker County Veterans Service Officer at the Litchfield VFW (Meeker County)
  • Toured Weave Got Maille, a woman-owned business in Ada (Norman County)
  • Discussed economic development with the Mayor of Fergus Falls, city officials, and residents at Union Ave Pizza and Brewing Co. (Otter Tail County) 
  • Discussed the local impact of opioid and prescription drug abuse with Pennington County leadership, law enforcement, and residents (Pennington County) 
  • Toured Vertical Malt, which provides high quality malted barley to regional craft breweries (Polk County)
  • Met with FFA students in Glenwood (Pope County)
  • Discussed the upcoming Farm Bill with members of the Minnesota Wheat Growers and Minnesota Barley Growers Associations (Red Lake County)
  • Visited Max's Grill (Renville County)
  • Met with John Burkel and other board members of Northern Pride Inc., a turkey-processing cooperative based in Thief River Falls (Roseau County)
  • Attended the Governor's Fishing Opener community picnic (Stearns County)
  • Toured St. Cloud State University's STEM-related labs (Stearns County)
  • Visited Hat's Off Coffee in Long Prairie (Todd County)
  • Met with employees at Sanford Medical Center in Wheaton (Traverse County)
  • Met with officials in Wadena to discuss broadband issues (Wadena County)
  • Met with Callaway city officials and first responders and toured the site of train derailment (Becker County)
  • Delivered welcome remarks at the Bemidji State University Commencement Ceremony (Beltrami County)
  • Met with constituents, health care providers, and community leaders to discuss Alzheimer's Disease (Benton County)
  • Visited with area residents at restaurant in Ortonville (Big Stone County)
  • Held a roundtable with local leaders, law enforcement, health professionals and community members on opioid addiction in Montevideo (Chippewa County)
  • Held a roundtable discussion on opioids in Moorhead (Clay County)
  • Met with members of the Clearwater-Polk Electric Cooperative and discussed their apprenticeship program and energy policy (Clearwater County)
  • Toured Alexandria Industries and discussed manufacturing and workforce development with company leadership (Douglas County)
  • Met with Herman mayor and local officials to discuss the new water tower and water distribution construction projects that were made possible by grants and loans from USDA Rural Development (Grant County)
  • Participated in a discussion regarding New Market Tax Credits in Park Rapids (Hubbard County)
  • Delivered remarks at the memorial service for John Anderson, a veteran whose remains were identified and brought home to Willmar from Normandy (Kandiyohi County)
  • Toured Far North Spirits, a craft distillery on a fourth generation farm in Hallock (Kittson County)
  • Met with students in Madison for National FFA Week (Lac Qui Parle County)
  • Met with M State staff, North Star Electric Cooperative board members, and county commissioners at M State Lineman School (Lake of the Woods County)
  • Visited with area residents at Red Apple Café in Mahnomen (Mahnomen County)
  • Met with Farmers Union members at Peter and Valerie Solem's farm in Thief River Falls (Marshall County)
  • Met with leaders of Midwest Industrial Tool Grinding, Inc. (MITGI) and other community leaders, and toured MITGI's production area (McLeod County)
  • Met with Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City High School students for National FFA Week (Meeker County)
  • Held a workforce discussion with M-State leaders and Twin Valley Living Center staff to discuss the Licensed Practical Nursing training program at M-State (Norman County)
  • Toured MR Signs in Fergus Falls and discussed transportation funding with company leadership (Otter Tail County)
  • Attended a housing meeting with community leaders, business representatives, Midwest Minnesota Community Development Cooperation and USDA Rural Development (Pennington County)
  • Held an event at Northland Community and Technical College in East Grand Forks to discuss Veterans to Paramedics legislation (Polk County)
  • Met with veterans at Central Square in Glenwood (Pope County)
  • Met with Washington Post Reporter Christopher Ingraham in his new home in Red Lake Falls (Red Lake County)
  • Met with community members and leaders of the Renville-Sibley Electric Coop (Renville County)
  • Met with Farm Bureau members on Shayne Isane's farm in Badger (Roseau County)
  • Joined VA Secretary McDonald for a town hall with St. Cloud VA staff (Stearns County)
  • Toured fire damage in Melrose and spoke with local officials on recovery efforts (Stearns County)
  • Spoke at Minnesota Association of Townships Annual Meeting Broadband Discussion (Stearns County)
  • Met with veterans at the Morris American Legion (Stevens County)
  • Met with local residents regarding the Marsh Lake Project Funding (Swift County)
  • Toured Ernie's Food Market in Staples and discussed USDA's Rural Development REAP Program and its impact on Ernie's (Todd County)
  • Met with veterans at the Wheaton American Legion (Traverse County)
  • Held an ACT on Alzheimer's discussion with residents (Wadena County)
  • Toured Jerry Nordick's family farm in Rothsay to hear about their work regarding soil and water conservation (Wilkin County)
  • Met with the mayor, local leaders, and community members at Project Turnabout Addiction Recovery Center to discuss workforce development and housing issues (Yellow Medicine County)
  • Toured the new Alexandria Area High School and discussed workforce development with local officials (Douglas County)
  • Met with Red Lake Band of Chippewa leaders and toured the construction site for the new Red Lake Nation College and Tribal Government buildings (Beltrami County)
  • Delivered remarks at the new Veterans Memorial Commemoration in Lake Bronson (Kittson County)
  • Convened a meeting in Willmar with local stakeholders to discuss broadband expansion (Kandiyohi County)
  • Spoke at the naming ceremony of the Edward J. Devitt United States Courthouse and Federal Building in Fergus Falls (Otter Tail County)
  • Joined with Federal Rail Authority Administrator Feinberg at the community celebration event for the $10 million TIGER grant awarded to improve rail capacity and safety in Willmar (Kandiyohi County)
  • Received the Friend of the Farm Bureau Award at Redhead Creamery in Padua (Stearns County)
  • Presented a POW Medal to the widow and family of a World War II veteran in Steward (McLeod County)
  • Toured new flood protection measures in Moorhead with Mayor Voxland (Clay County)
  • Held a Farm Bill discussion in Red Lake Falls with the Minnesota Wheat and Barley Growers (Red Lake County)
  • Spoke at the St. Cloud VA Hospital Dental Clinic Expansion Ceremony (Stearns County)
  • Toured flood damage in Montevideo with Governor Mark Dayton (Chippewa County)
  • Met with and toured the employee owned Douglas Machine in Alexandria on a STEM-Manufacturing tour (Douglas County)
  • Presented Ideal Aerosmith with an Export Achievement Certificate and held a "Rural Roundtable" in Moorhead with Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota and the Director of the U.S. Commercial Service on the importance of rural exports (Clay County)
  • Toured Chandler Industries in Montevideo and discussed workforce development issues with company leadership (Chippewa County)
  • Visited Minnesota State Community and Technical College–Detroit Lakes and toured the mobile welding training unit (Becker County)
  • Convened a meeting in Granite Falls to discuss improvements to Highway 23 (Yellow Medicine County)
  • Met with Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner in Litchfield (Meeker County)
  • Met with local farmers at Klabunde Farms near Waubun (Mahnomen County)
  • Visited with area residents at Bauer’s Flowers and Coffee Corner in Warren (Marshall County)
  • Joined with North Dakota Senator John Hoeven to discuss STEM education and tour schools in the Fargo-Moorhead area (Clay County)
  • Held a public forum with farmers and agriculture experts on the Farm Bill at the University of Minnesota's Crookston campus (Polk County)
  • Convened a meeting in Litchfield with stakeholders from Minnesota’s turkey industry to discuss the avian influenza outbreak (Meeker County)
  • Met with local farmers at the Schwagerl Farm near Beardsley (Big Stone County)
  • Presented flags to leaders of the local VFW and American Legion in Olivia (Renville County)
  • Highlighted efforts to combat invasive species at the Headwaters of the Mississippi at Itasca State Park (Clearwater County)
  • Met with the employees and held a regional meeting on workforce development at North Central Door Inc. in Bemidji (Beltrami County)
  • Visited with teachers at Sebeka Public School and the leadership of West Central Telephone Association to learn about their collaboration to improve STEM education (Wadena County)
  • Met with students at Minnesota State University Moorhead to discuss higher education and the economy (Clay County)
  • Joined St. Cloud Metro Transit and St. Cloud leaders at new clean natural gas buses fueling station (Stearns County)
  • Toured Mayo Manufacturing with Mayor Stauss in East Grand Forks (Polk County)
  • Met with employees at Arctic Cat and heard about local business issues in Thief River Falls (Pennington County)
  • Took a tour of Cosmos Enterprises in Elbow Lake and met with the board members from the Tri-State Manufacturer's Association (Grant County)
  • Convened a meeting in Madison with local stakeholders to discuss broadband expansion (Lac qui Parle County)
  • Met with local officials and employees of Traverse Electric Cooperative in Wheaton (Traverse County)
  • Met with Mayor Kleis and area business leaders to discuss service at the St. Cloud Airport (Stearns County)
  • Joined with North Dakota Senator Hoeven to discuss efforts to fight metal theft with local officials in Moorhead (Clay County)
  • Hosted a dinner discussion on the Farm Bill with U.S. Representative Collin Peterson at the Caribou Grill in Hallock (Kittson County)
  • Joined area farmers, local leaders and employees of Bushmills Ethanol in Atwater to rally support for biofuels (Kandiyohi County)
  • Met with employees of Pet Care Systems in Detroit Lakes (Becker County)
  • Visited Marvin Windows in Warroad (Roseau County)
  • Held a discussion on workforce development at Pioneer Care Center in Fergus Falls with M State Community and Technical College and the West Central Initiative Foundation (Otter Tail County)
  • Met with a group of wheat and barley growers in Red Lake Falls to discuss the farm bill (Red Lake County)
  • Met with employees and farmers at the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company in Benson (Swift County)
  • Presented John O'Boyle with the French Legion of Honor in Bemidji for his service liberating France in World War II (Beltrami County)
  • Toured SEEDS 2000 in Breckenridge and discussed agriculture exports with company officials (Wilkin County)
  • Visited with residents at a café in Mahnomen (Mahnomen County)
  • Held a meeting with North Star Electric Cooperative's to discuss rural electric issues (Lake of the Woods County)
  • Toured the new Prairie Ridge Hospital in Elbow Lake (Grant County)
  • Visited with members of the Minnesota Farm Bureau at a family farm in Glencoe (McLeod County)
  • Toured Microbiologics in St. Cloud and discussed increasing the role of women in manufacturing and small business exports (Stearns County)
  • Had dinner at Caribou Grill with local area officials and farmers in Hallock (Kittson County)
  • Met with employees of ITW Heartland and toured their Alexandria facility (Douglas County)
  • Met with community leaders over coffee in Detroit Lakes (Becker County)
  • Toured Granite Falls Energy and discussed renewable fuels (Chippewa County)
  • Visited Digi-Key in Thief River Falls and met with company leadership and local officials (Pennington County)
  • Welcomed members of the 1st Battalion, 194th Armor Regiment home with an address at a ceremonial dinner (Stearns County)
  • Met with local officials and students at the Smiling Moon Café in Baudette (Lake of the Woods County)
  • Toured American Time and Signal in Dassel and discussed trade and exports with company and local officials (Meeker County)
  • Met with local officials at West Main Pizza in Ada (Norman County)
  • Toured S-M Enterprises in Moorhead and presented them with an Export Achievement Certificate for their work (Clay County)
  • Met with local officials and representatives from Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative in Breckenridge to discuss the Farm Bill (Wilkin County)
  • Toured Black Swan Cooperage in Park Rapids (Hubbard County)
  • Visited the Eleah Medical Center in Elbow Lake and spoke with hospital workers (Grant County)
  • Met with Granite Falls Mayor Dave Smiglewski (Yellow Medicine County)
  • Visited with area residents at Coffee Studio in Glenwood (Pope County)
  • Met with local officials about flood mitigation projects (Clay County)
  • Toured the Riverview Dairy Farm in Morris (Stevens County)
  • Met with members of the White Earth Ojibwe Tribe (Mahnomen County)
  • Toured the redevelopment of Park Rapids' Armory Square and discussed economic development efforts with local officials (Hubbard County)
  • Had coffee with the Mayor of Ortonville at Berkner Pizza in Ortonville (Big Stone County)
  • Visited with farmers and workers at the family-owned Lund Implement farm equipment company in Madison (Lac Qui Parle County)
  • Traveled to the Northwest Angle and met with resort owners and area officials to discuss tourism opportunities and border issues in Angle Inlet (Lake of the Woods County)
  • Visited with area residents in Red Lake Falls (Red Lake County)
  • Toured Nova Tech Engineering in Willmar and met with employees (Kandiyohi County)
  • Visited with diners at a local café in Warren (Marshall County)
  • Met with students from Alexandria Technical & Community College (Douglas County)
  • Visited a family farm in Renville with members of the Minnesota Farmers Union (Renville County)
  • Toured a flood diversion project construction site with Roseau Mayor Pelowski and Commissioner Jack Swanson (Roseau County)
  • Convened a meeting of local officials in Olivia to hear about economic development efforts (Renville County)
  • Had dinner and met with residents at the Lakeside Ballroom in Glenwood (Pope County)
  • Visited the T-Shirt Barrel in Warroad and met Penny Tergeon Kimble, the 2013 MN Women in Business Champion of the Year (Roseau County)
  • Met with local officials from across north central Minnesota in Staples (Todd County)
  • Convened a roundtable on broadband expansion and tourism with resort owners and telecom leaders in Park Rapids (Hubbard County)
  • Greeted residents of Dawson at a local café (Lac Qui Parle County)
  • Met with employees while touring Miller Manufacturing in Glencoe and discussed exports with company and local officials (McLeod County)
  • Joined Willmar veterans for a Memorial Day ceremony (Kandiyohi County)
  • Toured Hancock Concrete and met with company leadership to discuss industry concerns including workforce development (Stevens County)
  • Met with area residents at the Country Corner café in Graceville (Big Stone County)
  • Toured the Northstar Agri Industries Canola facility (Kittson County)
  • Discussed local issues over coffee with the Mayor of Dawson and community leaders (Lac Qui Parle County)
  • Toured Mattracks Rubber Track Systems and spoke about exports while highlighting Minnesota made products (Kittson County)
  • Met with the new president of Minnesota West Community and Technical College and spoke to college faculty at their annual meeting at the Canby Campus (Yellow Medicine County)
  • Hosted a public forum with U.S. Representative Collin Peterson at Melody's Café in Warren (Marshall County)
  • Met with local residents at West Main Pizza in Ada (Norman County)
  • Assessed damage from wildfires in Karlstad and spoke with local officials about recovery efforts (Kittson County)
  • Convened a meeting in East Grand Forks with local stakeholders to discuss rural call completion issues (Polk County)
  • Toured WASP Inc engineering in Glenwood (Pope County)
  • Visited with area residents at Tesoro in Breckenridge (Wilkin County)
  • Visited Ideal Aerosmith in East Grand Forks (Polk County)
  • Visited Central Lakes College's Staples campus and discussed workforce development with college and city officials (Wadena County)
  • Gathered local residents to discuss issues important to the regional economy (Otter Tail County)
  • Toured the Oslo Levee with community leaders and discussed flood control improvements (Marshall County)
  • Met with Long Prairie Mayor Don Rasmussen at Gene O's Restaurant and toured the Historic Christie House Museum (Todd County)
  • Toured Vector Windows in Fergus Falls and discussed workforce development and training issues with company leadership (Otter Tail County)
  • Visited Superior Industries in Morris (Stevens County)
  • Met with the Mayor of Wheaton and other local officials (Traverse County)
  • Toured the New Flyer manufacturing facility in Crookston (Polk County)
  • Toured Central Boiler, an outdoor furnace manufacturer in Greenbush (Roseau County)
  • Stopped by the Halstad Café and chatted with residents from the surrounding area (Norman County)
  • Hosted a round table discussion regarding the Violence Against Women's Act (Stearns County)
  • Met with local residents at Joe DiMaggio's Café in Red Lake Falls (Red Lake County)
  • Delivered a speech at the Minnesota State Building & Construction Trades Council's 66th Annual Convention (Stearns County)
  • Visited the Case IH manufacturing plant in Benson and discussed exports with local officials (Swift County)
  • Participated in a meeting with the Sartell Mayor, Governor Dayton and city leadership to discuss the impact of the Verso Paper Plant closing (Stearns County)
  • Toured the St. Cloud State Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (Stearns County)
  • Announced grant for busses in St. Cloud alongside the Secretary of Transportation (Stearns County)
  • Attended the annual MIAC football game between the University of St. Thomas and St. John's University (Stearns County)
  • Met with students at the University of Minnesota-Morris (Stevens County)
  • Stopped at a family owned bakery in Benson and spoke with local residents (Swift County)
  • Participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Staples Highway 10 overpass project (Todd County)
  • Visited Traverse Electric Cooperative and spoke to rural electric co-op members in Wheaton (Traverse County)
  • Toured the newly rebuilt Wadena High School and met students with the mayor and superintendent (Wadena County)
  • Visited Leaf River Ag Service (Wadena County)
  • Visited grain elevator in Tenney, what was once the smallest town in Minnesota (Wilkin County)
  • Joined friends in Granite Falls for a tribute dinner for the late state Sen. Gary Kubly (Yellow Medicine County)
  • Met with local community members about a new high school (Becker County)
  • Met with Veterans in Granite Falls (Yellow Medicine County)
  • Visited the Ortonville Armory (Big Stone County)
  • Spoke with local residents in Detroit Lakes (Becker County)
  • Convened a discussion with the veterans of Lac Qui Parle County (Lac Qui Parle County)
  • Met with veterans at the Big Stone Lake VFW (Big Stone County)
  • Visited Raphael's Bakery in Bemidji and talked with local residents (Beltrami County)
  • Toured PoDCo manufacturing business in Lancaster (Kittson County)
  • Stopped at small business in Bagley (Clearwater County)
  • Stopped at family bakery and met with local residents in Alexandria (Douglas County)
  • Convened a discussion with students at University of Minnesota- Morris (Stevens County)
  • Stopped at the Hollywood Theatre in Montevideo (Chippewa County)
  • Spoke at the Wheaton American Legion Veterans Day Celebration (Traverse County)
  • Held a meeting with Sugar Workers at the Fry'n'Pan (Clay County)
  • Visited with area residents at the Country Corner Café in Wheaton (Traverse County)
  • Met with Wadena Mayor Deiss at Boondocks Café (Wadena County)
  • Joined members of the National Guard at departure ceremony in Ortonville (Big Stone County)
  • Met with veterans on Veterans Day (Wilkin County)
  • Convened a panel discussion on synthetic drugs with local law enforcement officials (Clay County)
  • Met with mayor and local officials at D&R Café in Bagley (Clearwater County)
  • Met with Veterans at the Ashby American Legion on Veterans Day (Grant County)
  • Toured the PortaCo Inc. manufacturing facility and spoke with members of the Moorhead Business Association (Clay County)
  • Toured the Jacob V. Brower Visitor's Center (Clearwater County)
  • Stopped for coffee and spoke with Thief River Falls residents at Dee's Kitchen (Pennington County)
  • Spoke at the Wadena Veterans Day ceremony (Wadena Count)
  • Visited with area residents at the Benson Bakery (Swift County)
  • Toured Diamond Tool and Engineering and met with company leadership to discuss the manufacturing industry in Bertha (Todd County)
  • Visited with local residents at Cactus Jack's in Stewart (McCleod County)
  • Convened meeting with tribal leaders on White Earth reservation (Mahnomen County)
  • Toured the First District Dairy operation in Litchfield (Meeker County)
  • Toured Viking Coca-Cola Bottling Company's headquarters and production facility (Stearns County)
  • Delivered remarks at the grand opening of the new waste water treatment plant in Willmar (Kandiyohi County)
  • Café Stop with local leaders in Hallock (Kittson County)
  • Met with local Veterans at the Long Prairie American Legion (Todd County)
  • Stopped in Cyrus to speak with area residents (Pope County)
  • Toured Northwest Manufacturing in Red Lake Falls (Red Lake County)
  • Delivered remarks at the Welcome Home ceremony for the Nation Guard 151st Field Artillery (Chippewa County)
  • Presented the American Red Cross Certificate of Merit to Kelsey Johnson at a ceremony in Bemidji (Beltrami County)
  • Spoke with local officials in Warren about the Snake River Flood Control Project (Marshall County)
  • Toured Insect Inferno (Clearwater County)
  • Stopped at a café with local leaders in Red Lake Falls (Red Lake County)
  • Addressed group of residents from across Western Minnesota in Mahnomen (Mahnomen County)
  • Delivered Remarks at the Welcome Home and Change of Command Ceremony for the National Guard 151st Field Artillery in Montevideo (Chippewa County)
  • Stopped into a Café in Glenwood (Pope County)
  • Stopped at Stomping Ground Café for coffee and to speak with area residents (Todd County)
  • Spoke at Warroad American Legion Veteran's Day Dinner (Roseau County)
  • Spoke at the Max J. Beilke VA Clinic rededication ceremony with Secretary Shinseki (Douglas County)
  • Stopped into a Café in Benson (Swift County)
  • Stopped into a Café in Grey Eagle (Todd County)
  • Toured West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris (Stevens County)
  • Convened an export summit in St. Cloud (Stearns County)
  • Toured Wells Technology in Bemidji (Beltrami County)
  • Held a breakfast meeting with the St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce (Stearns County)
  • Met with local officials about flood issues (Clay and Polk Counties)
  • Assessed tornado damage with area residents (Wadena County)
  • Held a public forum on long term care and eldercare issues (Kandiyohi County)
  • Met with local business leaders and toured Ortonville Main Street development (Big Stone County)
  • Met with Mayor Rick Pone and other leaders regarding veterans access to care and other issues affecting local veterans (Lake of the Woods County)
  • Toured Digi-Key in Thief River Falls (Pennington County)
  • Met with local Veterans (Traverse County)
  • Toured SJE Rhombus in Detroit Lakes (Becker County)
  • Spoke at Governor's Pheasant Opener in Montevideo (Chippewa County)
  • Convened meeting with area residents to discuss healthcare at Countryside Health (Yellow Medicine County)
  • Delivered Concordia University commencement address (Clay County)
  • Toured and spoke at an employee meeting at Polaris in Roseau (Roseau County)
  • Met with the Mahube Community Council and local contractors as part of Energy Innovations tour to discuss weatherization efforts in the region (Becker County)
  • Convened an energy efficiency roundtable with local businesses in Moorhead (Clay County)
  • Met with the new president of Northland Community College in Thief River Falls to discuss workforce development (Pennington County)
  • Met with St. Cloud Mayor Kleis (Stearns County)
  • Met with leadership of Lamb Weston RDO Frozen Foods to discuss recent energy efficient upgrades to facilities in Park Rapids (Hubbard County)
  • Spoke at the NAACP Freedom Fund MLK Day Dinner in St. Cloud (Stearns County)
  • Toured FibroMinn Biomass power plant in Benson (Swift County)
  • Met with the Yellow Medicine County Veterans Service Officer and local Veterans (Yellow Medicine County)
  • Visited with veterans at American Legion in Bagley (Clearwater County)
  • Visited with constituents at Lindy's Cafe in Glencoe (McLeod County)
  • Met with local officials regarding flood recovery in Moorhead (Clay County)
  • Visited Long Prairie-Grey Eagle High School in Long Prairie (Todd County)
  • Toured Alexandria Technical College Center for Applied Mechatronics (Douglas County)
  • Convened economic development meeting in Hoffman (Grant County)
  • Stopped at Elbow Lake American Legion to visit with Grant County veterans (Grant County)
  • Convened a tourism and economic development meeting in Bemidji (Beltrami County)
  • Met with local veterans (Pope County)
  • Convened an economic development meeting in Park Rapids (Hubbard County)
  • Met with local Veterans (Swift County)
  • Visited Goran's Brothers turkey farm in Blomkest (Kandiyohi County)
  • Toured Potlatch’s sawmill and met with company leadership to discuss forestry issues (Hubbard County)
  • Visited with area residents at Northlake Café in Baudette (Lake of the Woods County)
  • Visited with area residents at the Ada Country Store (Norman County)
  • Convened discussion with local Veterans at the Red Lake Falls American Legion (Red Lake County)
  • Met with Red Lake tribal leaders and toured the Red Lake Indian Reservation (Beltrami County)
  • Convened a meeting with U.S. Representative Collin Peterson and local officials to discuss flood recovery and prevention in Moorhead (Clay County)
  • Participated in the Senate Energy and Water Subcommittee's Field Hearing on flood control in Fargo/Moorhead (Clay County)
  • Toured the new St. Joseph Hospital in Park Rapids and discussed rural healthcare issues (Hubbard County)
  • Met with local Veterans (Stevens County)
  • Held a roundtable discussion on tourism and border issues in Baudette (Lake of the Woods County)
  • Convened a meeting with U.S. Representative Collin Peterson and local officials to discuss flood recovery and prevention in Oslo, Hendrum, Breckenridge and Crookston (Marshall, Norman, Wilkin and Polk Counties)
  • Toured the Arctic Cat facility and met with employees in Thief River Falls (Pennington County)
  • Toured a Midwest MN Community Development Corp funded business (Becker County)
  • Met with Bemidji State University Officials to discuss an Engineering Technology and Nursing Program which received federal funding (Beltrami County)
  • Meet with local health care officials about rural health care and critical access hospital issues (Big Stone County)
  • Participated in a Farm Bill update at Montevideo's Trailways Café with local officials and farmers (Chippewa County)
  • Held roundtable discussion on jobs and area economic development in Moorhead (Clay County)
  • Hosted a roundtable discussion in Moorhead on the impact of high fuel prices on local economies (Clay County)
  • Held a summit with advocates for veterans to talk about their growing needs (Clay County)
  • Public meeting at County Corner Café in Wheaton (Traverse)
  • Met with Douglas County residents at Alexandria's Daily Grind House of Java to provide updates on the new Farm Bill and discuss the economic challenges and opportunities facing Minnesotans (Douglas County)
  • Spoke at the Marketplace for Entrepreneurs conference regarding economic development with North Dakota County Agriculture Secretary Roger Johnson and then-U.S. Senator Kent Conrad (Grand Forks, ND)
  • Visited Elbow Lake to speak with residents and tour the city's updated municipal airport (Grant County)
  • Convened a roundtable with Rep. Brita Sailer regarding rural broadband and cellular service issues in Park Rapids (Hubbard County)
  • Met with Jennie-O Turkey Store employees in Willmar (Kandiyohi County)
  • Took part in a Farm Bill update with local officials and farmers in Madison's DeToys Family Restaurant (Lac Qui Parle County)
  • Went to a Border Crossing Stop in Baudette to observe the site and speak with border crossing personnel (Lake of the Woods County)
  • Attended a meeting with Mahnomen residents at the Red Apple Café to give them an update on the Farm Bill (Mahnomen County)
  • Met with local officials at the Northwest Regional Development Commission in Warren to discuss economic development (Marshall County)
  • Held roundtable discussion on jobs and area economic development in Glencoe (McLeod County)
  • Held roundtable discussion on jobs and area economic development in Litchfield (Meeker County)
  • Spoke at groundbreaking for new Wadena-Deer Creek High School (Wadena County)
  • Met with Ada residents to discuss the Farm Bill (Norman County)
  • Met with Fergus Falls Veterans Home administrators and toured the facilities (Otter Tail County)
  • Discussed education and job opportunities for veterans at the Northland Community & Technical College in Thief River Falls (Pennington County)
  • Visited with area residents at the D&R Café in Bagley (Clearwater County)
  • Visited with area residents at Ruby’s City Restaurant in Ashby (Grant County)
  • Met with local farmers and agricultural leaders in East Grand Forks to discuss implementation of the Farm Bill (Polk County)
  • Met with MN Rural Health Association members in Crookston to discuss rural health care issues (Polk County)
  • Visited Starbuck's Solar Skies, Inc., a solar panel energy producer (Pope County)
  • Met with local officials and area farmers in Red Lake Falls to give them an update on the Farm Bill (Red Lake County)
  • Met with Mayor Jeff Pelowski and Roseau residents to discuss issues of local interest (Roseau County)
  • Met with Marvin Windows leadership in Warroad to discuss issues which affect the local business climate (Roseau County)
  • Convened roundtable meeting to discuss the importance of COPS funding for St. Cloud and the surrounding area (Stearns County)
  • Delivered remarks at the annual Veterans Day Ceremony in at the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud (Stearns County)
  • Toured St. Francis Healthcare Campus in Breckenridge (Wilkin County)
  • Public Meeting at the Caribou Grill (Kittson County)
  • Toured the shut-down St. Cloud Highway 23 bridge with area officials (Stearns County)
  • Toured SpecSys, Inc. in Granite Falls (Yellow Medicine County)
  • Participated in the "Green Energy Tour," reviewing renewable energy projects at the University of Minnesota in Morris (Stevens County)
  • Took part in a Farm Bill update with local officials and farmers at the Appleton Civic Center (Swift County)
  • Met with mayor and local officials in East Grand Forks (Polk County)
  • Spoke at the Kandiyohi County Corn Growers breakfast in Spicer (Kandiyohi County)
  • Convened meeting to discuss area farm loan activity (Lac Qui Parle County)
  • Met with county Farm Service Agency officials to discuss CRP and CSP issues (Lincoln County)
  • Met with adoptive families whose children Senator Klobuchar helped bring home from Haiti (Otter Tail County)
  • Held an informal meeting and Farm Bill update with area residents at Crandall's Café & Catering in Wheaton (Traverse County)
  • Met with local farmers and agricultural leaders in Breckenridge to discuss implementation of the Farm Bill (Wilkin County)
  • Discussed broadband initiatives with local officials (Lac Qui Parle County)
  • Met with adoptive families in Fergus Falls (Otter Tail County)
  • Met with Bemidji Leads, a coalition of civic leaders and organizations, about issues of regional importance at the North Country Health Clinic (Beltrami County)
  • Toured the new Bemidji Community Base and Veterans' Outpatient Clinic and met with officials from the Fargo VA Medical Center (Beltrami County)
  • Met with area residents at the Hilltop Cafe in Ortonville (Big Stone County)
  • Public meeting at Irene's by Julie Café in Hendricks (Lincoln County)
  • Toured and met with officials from Avicenna Technology in Montevideo (Chippewa County)
  • Met with mayor and local officials to discuss economic development in Bejou (Mahnomen County)
  • Hosted open house reception for area officials and community leaders at her regional office in Moorhead (Clay County)
  • Met with mayor and local officials to discuss flood mitigation in Oslo (Marshall County)
  • Met with mayor and local officials in Hutchinson (McLeod County)
  • Convened meeting with local officials in Mahnomen (Mahnomen County)
  • Led toy safety roundtable discussion with the Safe Kids Fargo/Moorhead Coalition at Probstfield Early Learning Center in Moorhead (Clay County)
  • Toured Minnesota Rubber and Plastic in Litchfield (Meeker County)
  • Public meeting at Lana Jo's Café in Ada (Norman County)
  • Visited with diners at Gingerbread House Café in Glenwood (Pope County)
  • Toured Northland Community and Technical College Aviation Campus (Pennington County)
  • Participated in a Farm Bill Hearing with then-U.S. Senators Norm Coleman and Kent Conrad as well as then-U.S. Representative Earl Pomeroy in the Fargo-Moorhead area (Clay County)
  • Met with area residents at Grandma B's in Bagley (Clearwater County)
  • Spoke at the LCTN open house for distance-learning technology in Central Minnesota (McLeod County)
  • Met with officials from the Minnesota National Guard and attended a family reintegration training at Alexandria Technical College (Douglas County)
  • Attended and spoke at the annual Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association picnic in Alexandria (Douglas County)
  • Met with area residents at the Dew Drop Inn in Hoffman (Grant County)
  • Toured area businesses and met with local business and community leaders in Park Rapids (Hubbard County)
  • Participated in a forum on rural health care and regional issues at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar (Kandiyohi County)
  • Participated in a Farm Bill update with U.S. Representative Collin Peterson at the Johnson Family Farm in Hallock (Kittson County)
  • Visited a local high school's Wind Turbine project with local officials in Madison (Lac qui Parle County)
  • Met with egg producers (Meeker County)
  • Toured a farmer-owned renewable energy project and participated in a Farm Bill update with U.S. Representative Collin Peterson at the Williams Community Center in Williams (Lake of the Woods County)
  • Met with Warren Mayor Bob Kliner and area residents at the Warren Community Center in Warren (Marshall County)
  • Met with Tribal Leaders from the White Earth Indian Reservation in Mahnomen (Mahnomen County)
  • Met with area residents at the Warren Community Center in Warren (Marshall County)
  • Met with area residents at the Hutchinson City Hall in Hutchinson (McLeod County)
  • Met with area residents at Nicola's Coffee and More Café in Litchfield (Meeker County)
  • Met with area residents at the Wild Rice Emporium in Ada (Norman County)
  • Toured and met with business representatives from Shoremasters in Fergus Falls (Otter Tail County)
  • Held a health care forum at the North West Medical Center in Thief River Falls (Pennington County)
  • Announced the award of a Department of Justice grant to help the East Grand Forks Police Department improve security on school grounds. (Polk County)
  • Met with area residents at the City Hall in East Grand Forks (Polk County)
  • Met with area residents at Le Café Paris in Glenwood (Pope County)
  • Met with Veterans at the Veterans Home (Otter Tail County)
  • Met with the Minnesota Wheat and Barley Growers Association in Red Lake Falls (Red Lake County)
  • Toured and met with officials from Central Boiler in Greenbush (Roseau County)
  • Met with Sartell Mayor Tim O'Driscoll to discuss issues of regional interest (Stearns County)
  • Stopped by Detoy's Café in Morris to visit with local residents (Stevens County)
  • Toured and met with officials from the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company in Benson (Swift County)
  • Held roundtable discussion on jobs and area economic development in Long Prairie (Todd County)
  • Met with local residents at the Norman County Grain Elevator (Norman County)
  • Met with local officials to discuss flood mitigation issues at the Browns Valley City Hall (Traverse County)
  • Met with area residents at the Boondocks Café in Wadena (Wadena County)
  • Met with West Central Telephone Association and local officials regarding jobs and economic development in Sebeka (Wadena County)
  • Participated in a Farm Bill meeting with MinnDAK members at the Breckenridge Senior and Community Center (Wilkin County)