Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Nearly $700,000 for Safety Improvements at Warroad International Memorial Airport

Jun 16, 2016

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Representative Collin Peterson, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Warroad International Memorial Airport, also known as Swede Carlson Field, a grant of $684,228 for safety improvements.

“Investments in our infrastructure help create jobs while enhancing public safety,” Klobuchar said. “By investing in security and safety at the Warroad International Memorial Airport, we are making an important down payment on the economy of the region.”

“This grant will increase safety for travelers at Warroad Airport and strengthen our Northwest Minnesota economy,” Franken said. “I’m glad that the Transportation Department is making this vital investment, and I will continue to press for similar improvements to our infrastructure moving forward.”

“Rural airports are often a lifeline and provide economic support to communities in the region,” Peterson said. “As a pilot myself, I understand how important it is that our airports are safe and in good operating condition.”

This grant will allow the airport to install perimeter fencing and gates to protect the airport from unauthorized and inadvertent entry and wildlife hazards.