DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar will be making several stops in southeast Minnesota today. Her day starts with a stop in Rochester to visit Lincoln K-8 Choice School. She plans to tour the school and discuss the important of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. The school has teamed up with Mayo Clinic to launch a science curriculum called InSciEd Out.
Klobuchar will participate in Mayo Clinic's recognition of National Wear Red Day. This is a national event that encourages people to wear red to help raise awareness about the threat heart disease poses for women.
In the afternoon, Klobuchar will tour the Austin Packaging Company, which processes and packages food products. She will also tour Minnesota Corrugated Box Inc. in Albert Lea. These stops are part of the DFL senator's "Made in America" tour, which aims to highlight successful Minnesota businesses and job creation. Since late October, she has visited more than 30 businesses across the state.