The Minnesota journalist Jim Klobuchar’s cause of death is announced as an illness. It is confirmed that he died after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
He had spent over three decades as a columnist with the Star Tribune. On Wednesday, May 12, Jim Klobuchar died at the Emerald Crest care facility in Burnsville at the age of 93.
Jim’s daughter, the US Senator Amy Klobuchar, released a statement on Wednesday.
She said: “Throughout his life my dad was a champion of those on the outside. Through his writing he gave voice to the struggles and triumphs of countless Minnesotans.”
James John Klobuchar attended community college in northern Minnesota before graduating from the University of Minnesota with a journalism degree.
He first worked as a reporter in North Dakota and then started working with the Associated Press in Minnesota.
He started working with the Star Tribune in 1961, covering sports and writing a general public interest column for several years. He retired in 1995 with 8,400 columns.
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Jim Klobuchar’s cause of death is confirmed by his daughter, Amy Klobuchar, and Klobuchar will be buried at Fort Snelling in Minneapolis. The public celebration will be announced at a later date.
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