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Klobuchar, Hoeven to co-sponsor bill targeting metal thefts

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MOORHEAD - A rising tide of metals thefts, particularly copper and copper wire, has led senators from Minnesota and North Dakota to propose making some of those thefts federal crimes and to make selling stolen metal more difficult.

Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and John Hoeven, R-N.D., announced Tuesday that they will co-sponsor the Metals Theft Prevention Act when the next Congress convenes.

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