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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Representative Tom Emmer, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Anoka County-Blaine Airport a grant of $322,216 for safety improvements.

“Investments in our infrastructure help create jobs while enhancing public safety,” Klobuchar said. “By investing in safety at the Anoka County-Blaine Airport, we are making an important down payment on the economy of the region.”  

“I’m pleased to see an infrastructure investment that focuses on the future of the Anoka County-Blaine Airport and the surrounding community,” Franken said. “These funds will improve safety, create good jobs, and support the regional economy.”|

“The Anoka-County-Blaine Airport plays an important role by bringing jobs, revenue and ease of travel to the area,” Emmer said. “Investing in infrastructure is crucial to our future success. I applaud the Department of Transportation’s grant for Anoka County to ensure the safety of our transportation infrastructure.”

This grant will allow the airport to install a lighting system and reconstruct its taxiway.