8 Minnesota Airports Aided by “Let’s Get Back to Work”

Minnesota airports recently received a huge lift from Congress. 8 Minnesota airports will receive funding to build and improve new and existing airports.

The $564 million plan is part of the government’s “Let’s Get Back to Work” program. “Let’s Get Back to Work” employs laid off workers in construction and engineering.

Critics argue the program, which could cost up to $1 trillion, is just more spending.

But President Obama insists, “This is a small price to pay to help folks out who want to work.”

Local airports benefiting from the funding include:

  • New Ulm Municipal Airport: $3.8 million to build runway extension
  • Blue Earth Municipal Airport: $2.3 million to repair runway
  • Le Sueur Municipal Airport: $96,000 to purchase land
  • Waseca Municipal Airport: $62,000 to build taxiway

Airports in Rushford, Jackson, Faribault and Owatonna will also receive funding.