Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Klobuchar Talks Tourism

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar is spearheading a bipartisan effort to increase the U.S. share of tourism.  She says they are promoting overseas using private dollars. 

Tourism here is down 20 points since 9-11.  Each point represents 160,000 jobs.

The Minnesota DFL-er tells KLKS news, says is thinking about the Brainerd Lakes Area too, by trying to keep the cost of gasoline down.  She is putting pressure on the Commodities Future Trading Commission to limit the impact of speculators in the price of oil.

Senator Klobuchar is also supporting home grown fuels such as North Dakota oil, bio fuels, wind, solar and nuclear.

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