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Sen. Klobuchar to visit Morris Friday as part of rural economic tour

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar plans to visit nine communities in western Minnesota this weekend as part of a rural economic tour.

Klobuchar will visit Blomkest, Benson, Morris, Wheaton, Ortonville, Hendricks, Dawson, Granite Falls and Montevideo.

"During these difficult economic times, Minnesota's rural economy has shown remarkable resilience," said Klobuchar. "I believe the prosperity of our state depends on the economic vitality of our farms and rural communities. While agriculture continues to be the backbone of our rural economy, there is also growing diversification into renewable energy, manufacturing and other economic sectors."

Klobuchar added: "This rural economic tour is an important opportunity for me to meet with Minnesotans, listen to their concerns and see for myself the latest developments in their communities."

As Minnesota's senior senator, Klobuchar serves on the Senate Agriculture Committee and Senate Commerce Committee, as well as the Joint Economic Committee.

Below is Klobuchar's itinerary for Friday and Saturday:

Friday October 14

3:45 p.m.

Tour of turkey farm

Gorans Brothers Farm

14277 15th Street SE


5:30 p.m.

Tour of the first poultry litter-fueled power plant in the U.S.

Fibrominn Biomass Power Plant

900 Industry Drive


7:00 p.m.

Tour of solar heating and cooling systems and renewable hydrogen and ammonia pilot plant

West Central Research & Outreach Center

University of Minnesota

46352 State Hwy. 329


Saturday October 15

8:30 a.m.

Meet with local area residents

Country Corner Café

1113 Broadway


10:15 a.m.

Meet with local area leaders about economic development

Pro Image Partners

47 2nd Street NW


12:45 p.m.

Meet with local area residents

Irene's by Julie

116 South Main Street


2:30 p.m.

Tour and discussion of broadband opportunities

Minnesota Intelligent Rural Communities (MIRC)

Dawson City Hall

675 Chestnut


4:15 p.m.

Tour of engineering and manufacturing business

SpecSys Inc.

1123 Highway 212 West

Granite Falls

6:00 p.m.

Governor's Pheasant Hunt Community Celebration

American Legion Post 59

613 Legion Drive