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Sen. Franken Helps Pass Job-Creating Water Infrastructure Bill that Benefits MN

Sen. Al Franken said he pressed to pass a major water infrastructure bill in the Senate because it not only creates jobs, modernizes community water systems, and makes the nation's waterways more navigable, but it will also bolster investment in clean drinking water and in efforts to replace dangerous lead pipes

KLOBUCHAR PRIORITIES PASS SENATE IN BIPARTISAN WATER INFRASTRUCTURE BILL

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar announced that several of her key priorities passed the Senate today as part of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016. The bipartisan bill includes Klobuchar’s provision to provide critical resources and funding to conserve fish and wildlife populations in the Great Lakes, and priorities that require the use of American iron and steel in all projects funded through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, and establish a voluntary school and child care lead testing program, among others

After Urging from Sens. Franken, Brown, and Warren, Dept. of Housing and Urban Development...

U.S. Sen. Al Franken applauded the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for releasing federal guidance on how local governments can make sure that their nuisance ordinances don't endanger survivors of domestic violence and other victims of crime.

St. Louis County Board approves levy increase to invest in Children and Family Services

The St. Louis County Board has approved a preliminary property tax levy of $126,550,079, an increase of 8.5 percent for 2017. The increased money is needed to fund skyrocketing out-of-home placement costs and other investments in children and family services. At the same time, the County's growing property tax base means most people will see little change in their property taxes compared to two years ago

Reminder to homeowners considering selling: get your septic system inspected

An important reminder for property owners with septic systems in St. Louis County who are considering selling their home between now and next summer: get your septic system inspected now before the ground freezes.

Klobuchar, Franken, Minnesota Delegation Members Urge Treasury Department and IRS to Protect Minnesota’s Economic...

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Representatives Collin Peterson, John Kline, Tim Walz, Erik Paulsen, Betty McCollum, Keith Ellison, Rick Nolan, and Tom Emmer, have urged the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to carefully consider the potential impact of a proposed rule that could prevent port authorities and other political subdivisions from issuing tax-exempt bonds, a key financing tool for major projects

Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce More Than $240,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Hallock Municipal Airport

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Representative Collin Peterson, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Hallock Municipal Airport a grant of $243,021 for infrastructure improvements.

Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce More Than $630,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Fergus Falls Municipal-Einar...

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Representative Collin Peterson, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Fergus Falls Municipal-Einar Mickelson Field Airport a grant of $632,736 for infrastructure improvements.

Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce More Than $1.5 Million for Infrastructure Improvements at Sauk Centre...

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Representative Collin Peterson, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Sauk Centre Municipal Airport a grant of $1,530,855 for infrastructure improvements.

Sens. Franken, Brown, and Warren Push to End Local Nuisance Ordinances that Endanger Domestic...

U.S. Sens. Al Franken (D-Minn.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)—along with over 20 of their colleagues—urged the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for action to combat unfair and discriminatory nuisance ordinances that disproportionately affect survivors of domestic violence.

Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Nearly $350,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Willmar Municipal-John L. Rice...

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Representative Collin Peterson, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Willmar Municipal-John L. Rice Field Airport a grant of $348,766 for infrastructure improvements.

Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $215,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Baudette International Airport

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Representative Collin Peterson, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Baudette International Airport a grant of $217,413 for infrastructure improvements

Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $350,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Elbow Lake Municipal Airport

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Representative Collin Peterson, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Elbow Lake Municipal Airport a grant of $357,570 for infrastructure improvements

Open House offered for people considering becoming foster parents

The need for loving foster homes in St. Louis County remains at an all time high. To make it easier for people considering serving as foster parents to learn what it takes to be a foster parent, county social workers are hosting an open house and information session on Thursday, August 11, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Government Services Center, 320 West 2nd Street in Duluth

Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $110,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Benson Municipal Airport

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Representative Collin Peterson, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Benson Municipal Airport a grant of $111,345 for infrastructure improvements

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Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $165,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Windom...

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Representative Collin Peterson, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Windom Municipal Airport a grant of $166,160 for infrastructure improvements.

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Minnesota Real Estate Company, Realtor, And Accountant Indicted For Mail And...

A federal grand jury returned an indictment against a real estate company, a realtor, and his accountant for participating in a long-running conspiracy to defraud companies, including financial institutions, in connection with foreclosed properties in the Minneapolis area and elsewhere, the Department of Justice announced.