Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce More Than $630,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Fergus Falls Municipal-Einar Mickelson Field Airport

Aug 26, 2016 Issues: Transportation

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Representative Collin Peterson, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Fergus Falls Municipal-Einar Mickelson Field Airport a grant of $632,736 for infrastructure improvements.

“Improvements to our infrastructure strengthen Minnesota’s economy by helping create good jobs and boosting business and travel,” Klobuchar said. “The Fergus Falls region will benefit from today’s investment.”

“These upgrades will improve safety and support the economic health of the Fergus Falls region,” Franken said. “I’m glad that this Transportation Department grant will allow the facility to keep serving our state and visitors to Minnesota."

“As a pilot, I know firsthand how Minnesota’s snowy winters can impact air travel,” Peterson said. “The new snow removal equipment made possible through this grant will help the Fergus Falls Municipal-Einar Mickelson Field Airport clear off the runway and keep air travel safe.”

This grant will allow the airport to acquire snow removal equipment and construct a new taxiway.