Amy Jean Klobuchar is an American Democrat politician and lawyer, who is currently representing Minnesota in the United States Senate.
Born May 25th, 1960 in Plymouth, Minnesota, Klobuchar first foray into politics was advocating to the Minnesota Legislature on a bill that would guarantee new mothers a 48-hour hospital stay. She later became Hennepin County attorney from 1999 to 2007. Klobuchar was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006, becoming Minnesota's first elected female United States senator, and since reelected in 2012 and 2018. Klobuchar sought the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination from February 2019 to May 2020.
August 4, 1998 - Two candidates for Hennepin County Attorney discuss their plans for fighting crime. Sheryl Ramstad Hvass, of Rider Bennett law firm, is the Republican candidate. Amy Klobuchar, of Gray Plant Moody law firm, is the DFL candidate. Topics include burglary, juvenile justice system, National Night Out, and repeat offenders. Hvass and Klobuchar also answer listener questions.
November 28, 2000 - MPR’s Cathy Wurzer interviews Amy Klobuchar, Hennepin County Attorney, whose office is hosting a training conference for police patrol officers from around Hennepin County on training how to handle domestic violence calls. Officers often find it difficult to handle such calls because the family members involved often have conflicting views over what happened, and whether someone should be arrested.
September 3, 2001 - Gary Eichten broadcasts live from the Minnesota State Fair. Two of Minnesota's top crime-fighters: Hennepin County Attorney Amy Klobuchar and Ramsey County Attorney Susan Gaertner.
November 15, 2001 - A collection of reports from the MPR special series "The Color of Justice." This Midday program investigates the racial disparity in Minnesota’s criminal justice system. Reports by MPR’s Dan Olson, Brandt Williams, and Elizabeth Stawicki include various interviews and commentary of officials, academics, and community members.
December 27, 2001 - MPR’s Cathy interviews Amy Klobuchar, Hennepin County Attorney, on fight against elder abuse. Klobuchar will announce the results of a program designed to prevent abuse of the elderly. The Senior Initiative is one year old. Its team of four attorneys, an investigator, and a victim advocate has worked on 43 cases so far this year. Klobuchar says they've seen a wide range of crimes.
August 29, 2002 - Susan Gaertner, Ramsey County attorney; and Amy Klobuchar, Hennepin County attorney in a live broadcast from the Minnesota State Fair. Ramsey and Hennepin County Attorneys talk about legal affairs in the Twin Cities including police brutality, racism and the police shooting and subsequent riot in North Minneapolis.
April 16, 2003 - MPR’s Nikki Tundel interviews Chris Pesklo about his attempts to stop University of Minnesota rioting, and of losing a special hat. Hennepin County Attorney Amy Klobuchar says more felony charges are likely in connection with Sunday's Dinkytown riot. Prosecutors charged one 19-year-old yesterday with felony property damage. The rioters torched dumpsters and overturned cars after the Minnesota gophers won the NCAA men's hockey championship. Chris Pesklo was one of only a few onlookers who tried to stop the riots. He has lived in Dinkytown for almost 16 years. He says it wasn't hard for him to decide when it was time to step in.
August 21, 2003 - MPR’s Gary Eichten interviews Amy Klobuchar, Hennepin County District Attorney, and Susan Gaertner, Ramsey County District Attorney, at the Minnesota State Fair. Topics include current events and major issues of fighting and preventing crime in the Twin Cities and Minnesota. Klobuchar and Gaertner also answer audience questions.
September 9, 2003 - A day-long session in Duluth kicks off five regional public programs scheduled around the state this month to discuss identity theft. Hennepin County Attorney Amy Klobuchar is the president of the Minnesota County Attorneys Association, who along with AARP is sponsoring the forums. Klobuchar says identity theft in on the rise both across the country and in Minnesota.
September 25, 2003 - MPR’s Cathy Wurzer interviews Susan Crumb, a community prosecutor in Brooklyn Park. The Hennepin County Attorney's Office hosting a two-day national meeting on Thursday-Friday, September 25-26, with focus on "community prosecution." In 1999, Hennepin County Attorney Amy Klobuchar initiated this new approach to crime-fighting. This approach is based on a closer working relationship between prosecutors and the local neighborhoods and communities where crime is occurring. Prosecutors are assigned to work with police, local residents, businesses and others in a specific geographic area to develop strategies for preventing and prosecuting crime, as well as to identify appropriate consequences for those who break the law.