Jim Klobuchar

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Jim Klobuchar campaigning for his daughter Amy Klobuchar for U.S. Senator on July 4, 2012, in Tower, Minnesota

James John Klobuchar (born April 9, 1928) is a Minnesota journalist, author, and travel guide. He wrote for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis for three decades, and now writes an occasional column for The Christian Science Monitor. He is the father of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar.

Klobuchar was born in Minnesota, the son of Mary and Michael Klobuchar. All of his grandparents were from Slovenia.[1]


  • Tarkenton, New York: Harper & Row, 1976. Co-author, Fran Tarkenton.
  • Will the Vikings Ever Win the Super Bowl? An Inside Look at the Minnesota Vikings of 1976, with Jeff Siemon's journal, New York: Harper & Row, 1977.
  • Will America Accept Love at Halftime?, Ross & Haines, 1992
  • Pursued by Grace: A Newspaperman's Own Story of Spiritual Recovery, Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress Publishers, 1998.
  • Minstrel: My Adventure in Newspapering, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1997.
  • The Cross Under the Acacia Tree: The Story of David and Eunice Simonson's Epic Mission in Africa, Minneapolis: Kirk House Publishers, 1999.
  • Knights and Knaves of Autumn: 40 Years of Pro Football and the Minnesota Vikings, Cambridge, Minnesota: Adventure Publications, 2000.
  • Sixty Minutes with God, Kirk House, 2003. ISBN 1-886513-78-3
  • Walking Briskly Toward the Sunset, Nodin Press, 2005.
  • True Hearts and Purple Heads, Minneapolis: Ross & Haines, 1970.


  1. ^ "Amy Klobuchar". rootsweb.com. Retrieved 11 September 2015.