Posted at 12:14 PM on June 15, 2011
by Brett Neely
Filed under: U.S. Senate
WASHINGTON - This Friday, DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar will visit Minnesota's Iron Range with Alaska Sen. Mark Begich, whose family grew up in the region.
Begich's father and grandfather hailed from Eveleth, while Klobuchar's father and grandfather were from Ely, less than 60 miles away.
Their visit will include a stop with Begich's uncle Joe, who still lives in the area. Joe Begich served as mayor of Eveleth for four terms and in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1974 to 1992.
"When Amy invited me to join her in Minnesota, it didn't take long to say yes," Begich said in a statement.
The pair will also visit a nearby veterans' memorial.