Sen. Jensen Responds to Jennie-O Idling

SAINT PAUL, MN – As avian influenza continues to devastate Minnesota’s turkey producers, Jennie-O yesterday announced it will move to a single processing shift at its Faribault plant. This idling will lay off 233 workers beginning May 26. State Senator Vicki Jensen (DFL-Faribault) released the following statement in response: “While we are working hard to […] Read more

Sen. Metzen Proposes Economic Development Grant for South St. Paul

(St. Paul, MN) — As Minnesota continues to build upon its economic growth, Senator Jim Metzen (DFL- South St. Paul) has authored a bill that would appropriate $1.2 million to revitalize the main retail core of South St. Paul. The commissioner of the Department of Employment and Economic Development would be charged with awarding a […] Read more

Jensen introduces business infrastructure grant expansion

Saint Paul [1/29/15] – Senator Vicki Jensen (DFL-Owatonna) introduced Senate File 386 today, which would add significant funds to the Business Development Public Infrastructure (BDPI) grant program. The grants provide Greater Minnesota cities with desperately needed capital to create and retain jobs in their communities. The program has facilitated over $52 million in grants statewide, […] Read more

Jensen recognized with Guardian of Small Business Award

Saint Paul [1/27/15] – Senator Vicki Jensen (DFL-Owatonna) is proud to announce that she has been awarded the National Federation of Independent Businesses’ (NFIB) Guardian of Small Business Award. To receive the award, legislators had to demonstrate a supportive voting record for small business during the 2013-14 sessions of the Minnesota Legislature. “Senator Jensen is […] Read more