Press Releases

May 17, 2012

Peterson will host series of farm bill update meetings

Rep. Collin Peterson will be hosting a series of farm meetings next week throughout western Minnesota. Peterson will provide an update on the Farm Bill reauthorization process.

Apr 27, 2012

Peterson applauds DOL decision to withdraw child farm labor rule

"This proposed rule didn't make a lot of sense and seemed to be put together by people who don't understand agriculture," Peterson said.

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.