Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $225,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Pipestone Municipal Airport

Aug 11, 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 Pipestone Municipal Airport a grant of $226,618 for infrastructure improvements.

“Infrastructure investments like these boost our economy by helping to create good jobs while improving public safety,” Klobuchar said. “This rehabilitation project will benefit the Pipestone Municipal Airport for years to come.”

“Pipestone Municipal Airport is an important part of the local and regional economies,” Franken said. “I’m glad to see that this grant will not only improve safety, but also support Minnesota jobs and the economic health of the region.”

“As a pilot, I understand the importance of strong airport infrastructure,” Peterson said. “This grant will allow Pipestone Municipal Airport to make important improvements and continue to meet the region’s transportation needs.”

This grant will allow the airport to rehabilitate its runway and taxiway.