Sen. Amy Klobuchar was in Albert Lea Wednesday to check out a day care center, which was partially built with a $130,000 low-interest loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development.
She wanted to see how federal funds are being put to use in rural communities, said the Albert Lea Tribune.
“We want to highlight the great work that Rural Development is doing and how important it is that we have the ag work we do, but we also have to look at other jobs in rural Minnesota that build on the ag work,” Klobuchar said.
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Klobuchar said that child care is important in communities so parents can work, especially in rural areas where there are fewer child care centers.
Her staff said the Albert Lea visit is part of the senator’s promise to visit every one of the state’s 87 counties each year. That works out to 1.67 a week.