WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tina Smith (D-MN), along with Representative Pete Stauber (R-MN-08), announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded the Little Falls/Morrison County Airport a grant of $2.1 million for infrastructure improvements.
“Critical investments in our infrastructure serve as a down payment on the long-term economic well-being of our state and country,” Klobuchar said. “By investing in the Little Falls/Morrison County Airport, we are making an important investment in the economy of the region and enhancing public safety.”
“Little Falls/Morrison County Airport is an economic driver for many local communities, and we need to make sure it’s infrastructure is up-to-date,” Smith said. “I’m glad the Department of Transportation is making this investment and I look forward to following the construction of the runway.”
“I am incredibly thankful to the Department of Transportation for allocating this substantial grant to an airport located in one of our rural communities,” Stauber said. “As a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I know that access to a local airport is a key component to keeping communities attractive to potential business ventures. I look forward to seeing this grant help Little Falls and the surrounding area grow and prosper.”
The grant funding awarded from the DOT will allow Little Falls/Morrison County Airport to improve its infrastructure by constructing a runway.