Plan aims to invest $34M in Mankato Airport over next 10 years, 2nd busiest airport in Minnesota

By |2018-08-29T12:40:50-05:00August 29th, 2018|

Minnesota's second busiest airport is slated to see 34-million dollars in repairs and improvements over the next 10 years. Organizers held an open house on Tuesday at the Mankato Regional Airport to discuss a Master Plan that will layout the next 20 years for the airport. TKDA Aviation Planning Group Manager Marcus Watson says part of the City's plan is to maintain current assets. "And looking at ways to maximize funding opportunities from Federal Aviation Administration, MnDOT Office of Aeronautics and then leveraging matching dollars from the City of Mankato to maintain the infrastructure that's here now. Other improvements that we're looking [...]

While blocked in Senate, House OKs transportation amendment

By |2018-05-17T15:39:51-05:00May 17th, 2018|

The Minnesota House has approved a constitutional amendment to dedicate some sales tax revenue to transportation repairs. But voters shouldn't expect to see it on the ballot this fall. The constitutional amendment faces stiff odds even after the House passed it on a 76-54 vote. Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka has said it likely won't get a vote in the narrowly divided Senate due to a lack of Democratic support. If passed, the GOP-backed amendment would dedicate revenues from auto parts, repairs and rentals to a state transportation fund. Democrats have objected, saying it would take money from the general fund [...]

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