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ROCHESTER, Minn. -- U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, DFL-Minnesota, made the rounds in Minnesota Tuesday.
She began the day by touring EcoLab in Eagan before checking out the Malt-O-Meal facility in Northfield. The final stop of her tour took place in Rochester.
She stopped at the University of Minnesota Rochester to meet with the Mayo Clinic. There they talked about the impacts of medical research funding cuts due to sequestration.
She was joined by people who have been personally impacted by Alzheimer's.
The cuts are said to result in over $1.5 billion in cuts to funding for the National Institutes of Health, a major source of funds for Mayo's Alzheimer's research.
"If we are able to delay the onset of Alzheimer's by just five years, not cure it completely, but delay the onset, we would be able to cut the government spending on Alzheimer's care by almost half," Klobuchar said.
Dr. Ronald Petersen, Director of Mayo's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, said in order to do the research they do for Alzheimer's, it is vital that they get the funding from the NIH.
Klobuchar said this type of funding is not something that takes money and does not give it back. She said something like this is where American dollars should be invested.
A north Iowa affordable housing program is receiving a grant that will go towards home repairs in Cerro Gordo County.
The different weather conditions has the Minnesota DNR urging people to not let their guard down when hitting the ice.
As the temperature drops, we're all reminded to bundle up this winter and avoid too much exposure.
A grant aimed to combat homelessness in Iowa may not have come at a better time.
The holiday spirit is being felt in southern Minnesota.
When the temps start dropping, going outside to start your car a few minutes before you have to leave becomes a winter routine.
A local housing trust fund is receiving some grant money that will go into a new project to provide housing for people with disabilities.
The unemployment rate for the country dropped again and experts say it's reflecting locally as well.