Pioneer Press Profile of Sen. Amy Klobuchar '85


Sen. Amy Klobuchar was a popular guest at a welcome-home ceremony for about 200 soldiers last weekend in Brooklyn Park.

Maj. Gen. Richard Nash, the adjutant general of the Minnesota National Guard, introduced Klobuchar to the audience as a "tireless advocate for Minnesota service members and their families."

Lt. Col. Brian Bobo, commander of the 134th Brigade Support Battalion, praised her for leading a successful effort, along with Republican Rep. John Kline, to pass a law ensuring the troops received the leave benefits they were promised before they deployed to Kuwait.

"She's always there for us," Bobo said.

Klobuchar shrugged off the praise, suggesting she was just doing her duty.

"You have shown us what it means to love your country," she told the soldiers.

The event was vintage Klobuchar. The energetic first-term Democratic senator seems to be anywhere her constituents need a hand.

Read the rest of the profile here.