Press Releases

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.

Mar 19, 2007

Flood Control Projects Clear Legislative Hurdle

Issues: Transportation

Flood control project requests for Roseau, Ada, Borup, Granite Falls, Crookston, Marsh Creek, and Hutchinson have passed the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

Feb 28, 2007

Foods from Local Farms as Economic Development Tool Conference Rescheduled

After winter weather forced postponement, Congressman Collin Peterson announced that The Home Grown Economy: Foods from Local Farms as an Economic Development Tool conference has been rescheduled for Monday, April 2, 2007.

Feb 16, 2007

Peterson Co-Sponsors Bi-Partisan Legislation to Fix Border Travel Restrictions

Issues: Foreign Affairs

Reps. Collin Peterson (D-MN), Donald Manzullo (R-IL), Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY), and John M. McHugh (R-NY), introduced a bill to fix the travel restrictions included in the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) that have the potential to harm businesses and communities along the Canadian border.