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'It affects every American': Klobuchar lays out sweeping COVID-19 plan for rural America


April 17, 2020

Sen. Amy Klobuchar delivers a pitch to voters Monday morning in Ashton, Iowa. (Leah Ward / The Globe)

ST. PAUL - As Americans watch metropolises like New York City get ravaged by the novel coronavirus, Minnesota's U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is bracing for an upcoming blow to rural America.

In a sweeping plan rolled out on Thursday, April 16, the Minnesota Democrat is looking to dedicate federal dollars to rural areas' health care, agriculture, economies and local resources, saying structural difficulties make rural populations more vulnerable to the virus that has already killed 31,000 Americans.


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