Southeast Minnesota's voice at the State Capitol

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A senator for us

I view my work in the Senate as a way to help people. That’s why I’m so proud of what I’ve been able to do for the people of Minnesota. I helped pass Destination Medical Center—a public-private commitment that makes sure Rochester will forever be the flagship home of Mayo Clinic. Thanks to this partnership, Mayo Clinic is investing more than $5 billion in new construction dollars and is bringing an additional 25,000 jobs to our communities.

But that’s not it. After nearly a century of sediment buildup in Lake Zumbro—Olmsted County’s only navigable lake—I secured the funding needed to dredge the lake and restore its former glory. I helped secure the financing necessary for U.S. Bank Stadium, ensuring the Minnesota Vikings remain here for decades to come. I also worked to establish the Minnesota Biobusiness Center in Rochester—a hub for innovation in biotechnology. And I helped secure the state investment for an expansion of the Mayo Civic Center, further cementing the reputation of Rochester as a welcoming community.