Press Releases

Jul 11, 2013

Peterson Floor Statement in Opposition to H.R. 2642

“I rise in opposition to this bill, for two reasons. First and foremost, I believe the strategy of splitting the farm bill is a mistake that jeopardizes the chances of it ever becoming law. And repealing permanent law all but ensures that we will never write a farm bill again.

Jul 9, 2013

Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz, Nolan Call on Department of Agriculture to Swiftly Issue Disaster Declaration for Minnesota Farmers Hurt by Animal Feed Shortage

Drought and cold weather have led to exceptional losses to the alfalfa crop that Minnesota dairy and cattle producers rely on to feed their livestock

Jun 13, 2013

Peterson introduces bill to name Fergus Falls Federal Courthouse after Judge Edward Devitt

U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson has introduced a bill to name the Fergus Falls federal courthouse after Judge Edward Devitt.

May 31, 2013

Franken and Peterson announce Bemidji student will attend Naval Academy

Senator Al Franken and Congressman Collin Peterson are pleased to announce that Jacob Letson, a Bemidji High School student, has been appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy.

May 29, 2013

Willmar student to attend Air Force Academy

Congressman Collin Peterson is pleased to announce that Preston Peterson, a Willmar Senior High Student, has been offered and has accepted an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy.

May 24, 2013

Honoring veterans on Memorial Day

This Memorial Day, I wish to honor the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. We remember the many thousands of brave soldiers who have fallen while fighting on our behalf

May 23, 2013

ND, Minnesota delegations: WRDA legislation key for permanent flood control in Red River Valley

Senators John Hoeven, Heidi Heitkamp and Amy Klobuchar and Congressmen Kevin Cramer, Collin Peterson and Governor Jack Dalrymple met with Fargo and Cass County leaders to strategize efforts to secure permanent flood control in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

May 10, 2013

Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Announce $2 Million Loan for New Assisted Living Facility in Mahnomen

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Representative Collin Peterson today announced that Mahnomen Area Assisted Living Center, Inc. has received a $2,080,000 million loan to help fund the construction of a new assisted living center. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Program.

May 3, 2013

A valley-wide plan for flood control needs more options

The minimal flooding we will experience this spring is due in large part to the dry weather we experienced through the fall, which left room for the moisture from the winter snow and spring rain. I believe that through modern, controlled tiling systems we can create the same situation Mother Nature did this past year.

Apr 24, 2013

Henderson Fire and Rescue awarded $600,000 grant for Sibley County radio project

The grant will be used to purchase communications equipment for emergency responders throughout Sibley County, including law enforcement, hospitals and public works departments, according to Tom Phillips, who has worked on the project since 2007.