Press Releases

Aug 5, 2014

Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Announce Waiver to Expedite Critical Propane Infrastructure Project

The waiver provided by the Army Corp of Engineers will allow Dooley Petroleum of Benson to move forward with a project to install a railroad unloading track capable of storing one million gallons of propane.

Aug 1, 2014

Administration Extends Disaster Declaration to 26 Additional Communities Impacted by Flooding

After successfully urging the President last month to issue a Major Disaster Declaration to assist eight Minnesota communities in flood repair efforts, delegation advocated for the addition of other damaged communities

Jul 22, 2014

Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz: Administration Issues Disaster Declaration for Communities Impacted by Devastating Flooding

Announcement comes after Minnesota’s entire congressional delegation urged the President to issue a Major Disaster Declaration to assist communities that are working hard to recover from significant flood damage.

Jul 21, 2014

Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz: Disaster Loans Available for Small Businesses and Other Organizations Affected by Flooding in Rock, Murray, Nobles, and Pipestone Counties

Last week, the USDA Farm Service Agency designated these counties as a natural disaster area, making farmers and ranchers eligible for emergency loans to help recover and rebuild. The Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses and other organizations that suffered financial losses as a result of the heavy precipitation and flooding.

Jul 16, 2014

Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz Announce USDA Disaster Declaration for Rock and Adjacent Counties, Allowing Them to Be Considered for Emergency Assistance

The USDA’s Farm Service Agency has designated Rock County as a primary natural disaster area and Murray, Nobles and Pipestone Counties as contiguous disaster areas, making farmers and ranchers in those counties eligible to be considered for emergency loans to help recover and rebuild from the extensive damage caused by heavy precipitation and flooding.