Press Releases

Sep 10, 2007

Lakeland Public TV in Bemidji gets Equipment Upgrades

Congressman Collin Peterson and Congressman Jim Oberstar announced a $398,436 grant to Lakeland Public Television from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program.

Sep 7, 2007

Peterson Supports Significant Increase in Financial Aid for Students and Their Families

Issues: Education

Congressman Collin Peterson today voted for final passage of legislation to make the largest investment in college financial aid since the 1944 GI Bill.

Aug 13, 2007

Peterson & Walz send Letter to Army Secretary Regarding GI Bill Benefits for the 1/34TH Brigade Combat Team

Issues: Education, Veterans

In a letter sent to Army Secretary Geren, Representatives Tim Walz and Collin Peterson, as well as four other members of the Minnesota Congressional delegation, expressed their concern that some members of the 1/34th Brigade Combat Team (BCT) of the Minnesota National Guard are not able to receive full GI Bill benefits despite their extended tour of duty in Iraq.

Jul 11, 2007

BSU Nursing Program Receives Grant for Expansion

Issues: Health

U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson announced that the Bemidji State University Nursing program has received a three-year, $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Jun 27, 2007

Peterson Announces USDA Funding for Gasifier Project in Williams

Issues: Energy

U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson announced that the Giziibii Resource Conservation & Development Council in Bemidji has been awarded $229,700 for a Demonstration & Evaluation of Burning Waste Streams Project from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service 2007 Conservation Innovation Grants Awards.

Jun 19, 2007

Had to Wait too Long for Your Expedited Passport? Refunds are Available

U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn) reminded passport applicants who paid an extra $60 to get their passports expedited but didn’t get them in time that they can request a refund of that fee.

Jun 12, 2007


Issues: Energy

Today, Rep. Tim Walz and House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson introduced the Wind Energy Promotion Act, which will make it easier for individuals and small groups to take advantage of tax incentives that encourage wind energy production.

May 4, 2007

Tracy Kid’s World Awarded USDA Funding for New Facility

U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson announced that Tracy Kid’s World has been awarded a $100,000 grant, and a $1.12 million loan from USDA Rural Development to build a new daycare facility in Tracy, Minn.

Apr 11, 2007

Conservation Funding Available, $11.8 Million available in the thirty-three Western MN Counties

Congressman Collin Peterson today announced that the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) has approved $11,880,641 of federal funds to various agricultural producers in Minnesota’s Seventh District through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).

Mar 20, 2007

Breckenridge Flood Control Project on Track for Corps Funding

At the request of Congressman Collin Peterson, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has released the Breckenridge, MN project for Army Corps of Engineers funding.