Press Releases

Apr 5, 2012

USDA will help fund new critical access hospital in Warren

U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson announced that USDA Rural Development has approved a loan of $13.5 million for construction of a new critical access hospital in Warren.

Apr 4, 2012

Peterson asks House leadership to consider rural-friendly USPS reforms

"We understand the devastating impact that a post office closure can have on a small community," Peterson said. "It doesn't make a lot of sense to shut down rural post offices without first considering a new business model that incorporates many other reforms."

Mar 29, 2012

Peterson gives testimony on cormorants in Natural Resources Committee

U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson testified Thursday in the House Natural Resources Committee hearing on the “Cormorant Management and Natural Resources Protection Act” (H.R. 3074), bipartisan legislation co-sponsored by Peterson which would cut through red tape and allow states to manage menacing overpopulations of cormorants.

Mar 2, 2012

Reps. Peterson and Cravaack address MN Chippewa Tribe Judgement Fund Distribution Act

Thirteen years ago, the United States Court of Federal Claims awarded and appropriated $20 million to the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. This settlement appropriation was to compensate the descendants of the Chippewa Indians of Minnesota for the improper valuation of timber and the taking of land under the Nelson Act of 1889.

Jan 27, 2012

Air service to Bemidji will continue

Issues: Transportation

Following Delta’s announcement that it was discontinuing service to greater Minnesota airports, Klobuchar, Franken and Peterson worked with Bemidji to ensure continued service to the community

Jan 25, 2012

Deadline nearing for ring dike funds

“Those landowners who still want to address important water quality concerns related to flooding and wind erosion in western Minnesota should contact their local watershed office or NRCS.”

Dec 8, 2011

Peterson signs on to regional haze bill

Issues: Energy

Congressman Collin Peterson has signed onto H.R. 3379, the Regional Haze Federalism Act, to address issues with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Regional Haze rule.

Dec 1, 2011

Moorhead gets federal approval for reconstruction of I-94 interchange

Issues: Transportation

Congressman Collin Peterson and Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration has approved construction of a partial interchange near the new I-94 interchange.

Nov 30, 2011

Air Service to Thief River Falls Will Continue

Following Delta’s announcement that it was discontinuing service to greater Minnesota airports, Klobuchar, Franken and Peterson worked with Thief River Falls to ensure continued service to the community

Nov 7, 2011

Honoring our Veterans

Issues: Veterans

This Veterans Day, we renew our commitment to keep our promises to our nation’s 23 million veterans, including the 51,000 veterans here in Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District. These veterans and their families have earned our respect for their sacrifice and service.