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Weber visits projects seeking state bonding dollars

District 21 Sen. Bill Weber joined members of the Minnesota Senate Capital Investment Committee and local officials recently in touring 15 infrastructure and development projects throughout his Senate District. The group stopped at the local projects as part of the Committee’s Southwest Tour of regional projects seeking state bonding.

During the tour of Senate District 21, the Committee visited the following projects:

  • Lincoln Pipestone Rural Water – North Water Source Development

  • Slayton – 34th St. Reconstruction

  • Slayton – Operation Prairie Venture

  • Slayton – Murray Co. Highway Building

  • Ruthton – Water Tower and Distribution System

  • Fulda – Infrastructure Improvement Project

  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College – Nursing and Student Services Renovation

  • Wilder – Sewer Project

  • Windom – Red Leaf Court Storm Sewer

  • Minnesota Historical Society – Jeffers Petroglyphs

  • Bingham Lake – Third Avenue Storm Sewer

  • Mountain Lake – Street and Infrastructure Improvement

  • Butterfield – Infrastructure Project

  • Trimont – Infrastructure Project

  • Alpha – Infrastructure Project

Weber released the following statement following the tour:

“As we can see from the stops made as well as other requests that have been made by other communities in the district, our infrastructure is aging and the solutions that are presented by MPCA and other state agencies are expensive.

“We must make sure that good science is applied, and the most efficient methods are used to handle our water and wastewater needs as well as our road system. I have long encouraged our higher education people at the University of Minnesota, a land grant college, that one of the greatest areas of community benefit is extensive research on new methods of treatment for water and wastewater supplies.

“Having requirements for wastewater that exceed the levels of a community’s water source is both frustrating and wasteful of resources. One of the resources of which there seems to be the greatest shortage is common sense!”

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