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Stauber applauds USDA funds to modernize rural water in central Minn.

The city of Ironton is set to receive $2,243,000 in loans and $1,445,000 in grants to construct a water treatment facility.

U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber
U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber

Congressman Pete Stauber announced Tuesday, Oct. 27, the United States Department of Agriculture invested $1,544,000 in grants and $3,278,000 in loans to modernize rural drinking water and wastewater infrastructure across Minnesotaโ€™s Eighth Congressional District.

โ€œI am proud to announce federal funding from the USDA to be delivered to rural communities across my district,โ€ Stauber stated in a release. โ€œWith these funds, residents across rural Minnesota will have better access to clean drinking water, which will result in economic growth and continued health benefits. Rural Minnesota matters, so I am thankful to this Administration for investing federal funds in these areas, and I will continue to push for meaningful federal investments for my district.โ€

The city of Ironton is set to receive $2,243,000 in loans and $1,445,000 in grants to construct a water treatment facility. Northome will receive $494,000 in loans and $99,000 in grants to improve deteriorating water infrastructure. And the city of Wahkon is set to receive $541,000 in loans to improve the wastewater system.

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