infrastructure

Governor Walz will be in Moorhead on Friday

His focus is affordable child care and flood mitigation efforts

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — Governor Walz will be in Moorhead tomorrow on a multi-purpose trip. In the morning, he’s hosting a roundtable discussion on his plan to make child care more afforable and accessible for people in Minnesota. Later in the day, Walz will join Mayor Shelly Carlson and Senator Rob Kupec among others to tour the city’s flood mitigation…

Biden’s Infrastructure Bill strives to improve safety across country

WASHINGTON (KVRR) — The Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration is investing in 12 formula programs related to safety improvements using President Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure law. White House officials are calling this a once-in-a-generation opportunity to rebuild roads, bridges and take action for a clean energy economy with more electric vehicle charging ports. They say nearly $270 million will be…

Gov. Burgum Asks For Presidential Disaster Declaration For Spring Storms

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — A presidential major disaster declaration is being requested by North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum. The declaration would cover┬ásevere spring storms and flooding. The storms┬ábroke precipitation records, knocked out power thousands of people and caused over $57 million in damage across the state. Burgum has requested that a major disaster be declared for 40 counties: Adams, Barnes,…

Gov. Burgum Joins Others Looking To Fast-Track Infrastructure Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KVRR) — The nation’s governors are looking for ways to fast-track infrastructure projects. They met in Washington, D.C. on Saturday with Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg. They are seeking guidelines on spending new federal money on infrastructure, including bridges. A 2021 analysis by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association found 36% of all bridges in the country…

$60 million to go towards repairing Minnesota bridges in 2022

MINNESOTA (KVRR) – Minnesota officials tout $60 million going towards bridge repairs this year. The money is from the infrastructure law signed by President Biden last year. The state’s Department of Transportation says 660 bridges in Minnesota are in poor condition. The state knows all too well how important it is to have updated infrastructure. In 2007, the Interstate 35W…

President Joe Biden To Visit Minnesota on Tuesday

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The White House announces that President Joe Biden will visit Rosemount, Minnesota on Tuesday. Biden will be in the state discussing the new Infrastructure Bill. The location of the visit hasn’t been released yet. Categories: Local News, Minnesota News Tags: infrastructure, minnesota, President Joe Biden, ROSEMOUNT

MN & ND to improve broadband access thanks to minimum $100 million in funding

MINNESOTA & NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) – Are you sick of slow internet and the spinny wheel of death? The infrastructure law signed by President Biden on Nov. 15 provides $65 billion nationwide to improve broadband. “This is a really big moment for the country, it’s a really big moment for advocates and I think it’s a really enormous moment for…

Senate passes $65 billion infrastructure bill

WASHINGTON (KVRR) — A bipartisan infrastructure project passes the Senate including more than $65 billion for broadband infrastructure. The project includes major funding for broadband infrastructure that will bring high speed internet to families including those in rural communities across the nation. In addition to broadband, the bill will focus on devoting federal resources to help improve; roads, highways, bridges…

Sec. Buttigieg explains American Jobs Plan impact on North Dakota & Minnesota

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – President Joe Biden has ended negotiations with top Republican leaders regarding his American Jobs Plan, but the administration will continue seeking bipartisan approval of the infrastructure proposal. According to the White House, infrastructure in North Dakota and Minnesota has suffered from a lack of investment for decades. Between the two states, more than 5,000 miles of highways…

Transportation non-profit: ND infrastructure in need of improvement

The findings show that over 40 percent of major roads are considered in poor condition

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) — A recent report has revealed North Dakota’s infrastructure is in need of help. A Washington DC-based national transportation research nonprofit has released information on the roads, highways, and bridges throughout the state. The findings show that over 40 percent of major roads are considered in poor condition. Closer to home, here in Fargo, six percent of…