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U.S. Sen. Klobuchar targeting formaldehyde

U.S. Sen. Klobuchar targeting formaldehyde

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- The office of U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., says Klobuchar proposed legislation Friday aimed at a new health standard for formaldehyde.

Biden says Franken should be in Senate

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday it is time for Al Franken to be sworn in as Minnesota's junior senator.

Teen bikes to D.C. to boost electric cars

WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- A Minnesota teenager bicycled 1,500 miles to Washington carrying a petition calling for greater government support for electric vehicles.

Senator says Clinton should remain in race

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama notched the endorsement of Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., who still says Hillary Clinton ought to stay in the race.

Feds release $5M grant for bridge cleanup

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Minneapolis will get a $5 million federal grant for cleanup and recovery of the collapsed Interstate 35W bridge, Transportation Secretary Mary Peters said.

Senators propose U.S. primary overhaul

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Three U.S. senators proposed legislation aimed at revamping the primary system used by the two main U.S. political parties to select candidates for president.

Klobuchar easily wins Minn. Senate race

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate Amy Klobuchar crushed Republican Rep. Mark Kennedy to become Minnesota's first female U.S. senator in a landslide.

First Minn. woman elected to U.S. Senate

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Democrat Amy Klobuchar has become the first elected to the U.S. Senate from Minnesota, reports said Tuesday.

Senate headed for record number of women

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Washington could see a record number of women in the U.S. Senate come January if the latest polls hold true.

Victims injure 2 of 3 alleged robbers

ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Three Minnesota teens were charged in an incident that led to swordplay -- and the victims disarming and injuring the alleged robbers.

Rotenberg nixes '06 Minnesota Senate run

MINNEAPOLIS, April 5 (UPI) -- University of Minnesota general counsel Mark Rotenberg said he will not run for U.S. Senate in 2006, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

Kennedy gets GOP backing for Senate bid

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Mark Kennedy's 2006 campaign for the U.S. Senate picked up momentum as 26 of Minnesota's 31 Republican state senators endorsed him.
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Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) holds a recalled toy as she testifies before a Senate Finance Services and General Government Subcommittee hearing on toy safety standards in Washington on September 12, 2007. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Amy Jean Klobuchar (pronounced /ˈkloʊbəʃɑr/, born May 25, 1960) is the senior United States Senator from Minnesota. She is a member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, an affiliate of the Democratic Party. She is the first elected female senator from Minnesota and is one of seventeen female senators serving in the 112th United States Congress.

Formerly county attorney of Hennepin County, Klobuchar was the chief prosecutor for the most populous county in Minnesota. She was a legal adviser to former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale and partner in two prominent law firms. She has been cited by the New York Times as one of the seventeen women most likely to become the first female President of the United States and by MSNBC as a possible nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Klobuchar served as Minnesota's only senator between January 3, 2009 and July 7, 2009, due to the contested results of Minnesota's senatorial election held the previous year.

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