May 29, 2008 - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar says the nation isn't ready for a lower highway speed limit. Klobuchar met with Minnesota truckers to talk about high diesel prices. Diesel fuel is 70-percent higher than it was a year ago, and truckers say it's adding to the cost of practically everything. The Minnesota Trucking Association is calling for a national speed limit of 65-miles-per-hour. Senator Klobuchar told the truckers she hopes individuals will choose to reduce their speed to save gas and money, but Congress won't require it.
March 12, 2008 - Midday presents recording of prominent Minnesotans sharing stories about Minnesota during a story telling event put on by the 2008 Minnesota Sesquicentennial Commission. Mark Seeley, University of Minnesota Climatologist; Carl Eller, professional football hall of famer; Al Quie, former Minnesota Governor; Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Senator (D-MN), and more gathered to wax Minnesota during a story telling event put on by the 2008 Minnesota Sesquicentennial Commission.
August 2, 2007 - MPR Special Coverage of government and city officials giving morning news conference on day after I-35W bridge collapse. Speakers include R.T. Rybak, mayor of Minneapolis; Tim Pawlenty, governor of Minnesota; Amy Peters, U.S. secretary of transportation; Norm Coleman, U.S. senator; Amy Klobuchar, U.S. senator; Keith Ellison, U.S. representative, Tim Dolan, Minneapolis police chief; Jim Clack, Minneapolis fire chief; and Mark Rosenker, chairman of National Transportation Safety Board. Topics include the recovery efforts, first responders, government relief, initial local reaction, and investigations going forward. Speakers also answer reporter questions.
July 9, 2007 - MPR's Tom Scheck reports on lead poisoning concerns in toys from China. Minnesota's Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar says the federal agency in charge of protecting consumers needs to get tougher on toy manufacturers. And to do that, it needs tougher laws and more money to hire inspectors. Klobuchar held a forum this morning in Minnetonka on unsafe toys imported from China.
November 7, 2006 - Election 2006: Amy Klobuchar's speech after defeating Mark Kennedy for U.S. Minnesota Senate seat.
November 6, 2006 - MPR's Tom Scheck reports on final senatorial debate, hosted by Minnesota Public Radio, where the three major party candidates made their pitch to voters on the last full day of campaigning before Tuesday's election. Democrat Amy Klobuchar, Republican Mark Kennedy and the Independence Party's Robert Fitzgerald sparred over global warming, prescription drug costs and the war in Iraq. Klobuchar continues to hold major leads in all the independent polls, but Kennedy believes he's closing the gap in the final days of the election.
November 3, 2006 - The candidates for U.S. Senate from Minnesota will fan out across the state today to make their final pitches to voters before Election Day. Democrat Amy Klobuchar, Republican Mark Kennedy and the Independence Party's Robert Fitzgerald debated the issues last night in Rochester. The main topics were the war in Iraq and stem cell research.
October 17, 2006 - As part of our “Meet the Candidates” series, Amy Klobuchar, DFL candidate for the U.S. senate, explains what she would do if she gets to take Mark Dayton's place in the U.S. Senate. Klobuchar also answers listener questions.
October 16, 2006 - MPR’s Tom Scheck reports on national TV appearance of Minnesota U.S. Senate candidates. The candidates for Minnesota's open U.S. Senate seat are back in Minnesota today after appearing in a nationally televised debate on Sunday. Democrat Amy Klobuchar and Republican Mark Kennedy were in Washington yesterday to appear in an NBC “Meet the Press” debate. The high-stakes appearance took place as, yet another independent poll, shows Kennedy trailing Klobuchar by a substantial margin.
October 16, 2006 - As part of our “Meet the Candidates” series, preseneted is a broadcast of Meet the Press debate between Minnesota U.S. Senate candidates Amy Klobuchar and Mark Kennedy. The two debated on issues such as Iraq and tax policy. Debate was moderated by Tim Russert, Meet the Press host. Program closes with follow-up commentary by political analysts Bob Meek and Tom Horner.