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U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., talks about the importance of rural communities to Minnesota Friday night during the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation's annual convention in Brooklyn Park, Minn.He was given the group's Fiend of Farm Bureau Award. Photo by Brad Swenson, Bemidji Pioneer

Klobuchar, Coleman: Investment in ag vital

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By Brad Swenson

Bemidji Pioneer

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. -- Any new economic stimulus must include rural America, both of Minnesota's U.S. senators told a farm group here Friday night.

Sens. Norm Coleman, a Republican, and Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat, said investments need to be made in rural communities that will continue to suffer decline otherwise.

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