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   Building on an initial investment in the American Rescue Plan, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law delivers on the President’s promises to provide high speed internet, safe roads and bridges, modern wastewater systems, clean drinking water, reliable and affordable electricity, and good paying jobs in every rural community. A generational investment in rural America, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will spend billions of dollars to revitalize and rebuild rural communities across the country.

   Minnesota will receive more than $6 billion in federal funds, of which $4.5 billion will go toward highways. Minnesota bridges will receive $302 million, public transportation will get $818 million. and $100 million is aimed at improving high-speed internet in rural areas. (https://minnesotareformer.com/2021/11/30/infrastructure-law-is-blue-collar-blueprint-to-rebuild-america-biden-says-in-minnesota/)

   Furthermore, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law invests $1 billion in Energy Improvement in Rural or Remote Areas to support entities in rural or remote areas to increase environmental protection from the impacts of energy use and improve resilience, reliability, safety, and availability of energy.

   This once-in-a-generation investment in critical, rural infrastructure will help everyone who lives here be able to work and learn from home and the farm. It will ensure our roads and bridges are safe for travel, tourism, and commerce. It will mean farmers and small business owners can work efficiently and can get their product to market as quickly and safely as possible.