Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Nearly $250,000 to Improve Infrastructure at Baudette Airport

Sep 4, 2015 Issues: Transportation

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Representative Collin Peterson, today announced that the Department of Transportation has awarded the Baudette International Airport $246,026 for infrastructure improvements.

“Infrastructure improvement projects boost public safety and help to create good, middle class jobs,” Klobuchar said. “These grant funds will help the Baudette Airport keep its facilities up-to-date and safe for all.”

“Making investments in our transportation and infrastructure systems is key to strengthening Minnesota’s economy,” Franken said. “These resources will improve airport safety in Baudette, help create jobs, and go a long way towards updating Minnesota’s overall transportation infrastructure.”

"Improving the Baudette International Airport will help provide an economic boost to Baudette and the surrounding communities," Peterson said. "The infrastructure improvements made through this grant will help the airport meet the region's transportation needs."

The grant will allow the airport to conduct its master plan study and rehabilitate its runway.