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Post-Bulletin: Area projects included in federal appropriations bill

Several projects in southeastern Minnesota are scheduled to get funding as part of a bill headed to President Obama’s desk.

The U.S. Senate approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill during the weekend. The measure also has been approved by the U.S. House.

Several projects in southeastern Minnesota are scheduled to get funding as part of a bill headed to President Obama’s desk.

The U.S. Senate approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill during the weekend. The measure also has been approved by the U.S. House.

Projects in the legislation include:

  • $1 million to the Hormel Institute in Austin to expand the technological capacity of its International Center of Research.
  • $1 million for Winona State University’s National Child Protection Training Center.
  • $300,000 for Olmsted County to extend 55th Street in Rochester as a four-lane expressway, add a Zumbro River crossing and upgrade U.S. 63.

First District Rep. Tim Walz and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, both Democrats, requested funding for these projects. Democratic Sen. Al Franken also requested money for the Hormel Institute.

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