Saturday, March 28, 2009

Klobuchar, Peterson Visit Moorhead

They held a press conference yesterday up in Moorhead that was live on WCCO radio.

The Startribune has a brief write up
about it...
Some government leaders cut the tension with humor. U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., flew over the area with Gov. Tim Pawlenty and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. "I was telling Amy on the way over here," Peterson said, "that our solution to get the money we need is to just declare that we're a bank."

Like most residents, the politicians were waiting to see what Sunday brings, when the Red is expected to reach its highest point in recorded history. And all are hoping for the best.

"It was somewhat eerie," Klobuchar said of the scene from above. "You know there was water in those yards, but it was all covered by a white blanket of snow.

"This is a time when the forces of nature of the Red River will meet the forces of the human spirit - this community."
The Startribune failed to report the stern nature of the conversation between Congressman Peterson and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

Congressman Peterson was adamant that Federal flood relief funding be equal across both sides of the river, that one side shouldn't be short changed just because they are a small rural community.

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