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Source: United States House of Representatives – Representative Jim Hagedorn (MN-01)

May 1, 2020

Press Release

BLUE EARTH, Minn. – Rep. Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) today announced that 15 airports across southern Minnesota will receive transportation funding from the CARES ACT, which he supported in the House of Representatives in March. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) grants for safety fixes and infrastructure improvements total nearly $3 million, including more than $2 million for Rochester International Airport (RST).

“Transportation and safety of southern Minnesota airports are critical for restarting local economies. Rochester Airport, for example, facilitates the transportation of tens of thousands of lab tests per day, including a large number of coronavirus tests, along with patients and medical experts around the world to the Mayo Clinic,” said Hagedorn. “I will continue to prioritize transportation for southern Minnesota by working with my state and federal colleagues to secure funding for projects, such as completion of the Highway 14 corridor, that are essential to the long-term economic development and road safety of our working families.”

A list of the airports and corresponding grants can be found below:

Airport Name

City

Amount

Dodge Center

Dodge City, MN

30,000

Waseca Municipal

Waseca, MN

30,000

Faribault Municipal-Liz Wall Strohfus Field

Faribault, Rice, MN

30,000

Jackson Municipal

Jackson, MN

30,000

Blue Earth Municipal

Blue Earth, Faribault, MN

30,000

Fairmont Municipal

Fairmont, MN

30,000

Austin Municipal

Austin, MN

30,000

Mankato Regional

Mankato, MN

69,000

Owatonna Degner Regional

Owatonna, MN

30,000

Rochester International

Rochester, MN

2,479,991

Albert Lea Municipal

Albert Lea, MN

30,000

Rushford Municipal-Robert W Bunke Field

Rushford, MN

20,000

Fillmore County

Fillmore, MN

30,000

Winona Municipal-Max Conrad Field

Winona, MN

30,000

Houston County

Houston, MN

20,000

Jim Hagedorn was elected in 2018 to represent Minnesota’s First District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He grew up on his family’s grain and livestock farm near Truman. Jim’s father, former U.S. Congressman Tom Hagedorn (MN-02), grandfather, and great-grandfather were all southern Minnesota farmers. Jim currently resides in the rural farming community of Blue Earth. Hagedorn brings policy experience to Capitol Hill from time spent as a congressional aide to former U.S. Congressman Arlan Stangeland (MN-07) and a congressional relations officer for two non-partisan U.S. Department of the Treasury agencies. Hagedorn serves on the House Committees on Agriculture and Small Business to promote farming, Main Street enterprises and southern Minnesota’s way of life.

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