The Bemidji Pioneer

The Federal Aviation Administration will award the Bemidji Regional Airport $95,000 for infrastructure improvements.

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith announced the funds on July 7, which are a part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

“The Bemidji Regional Airport is a key transportation hub and economic driver for Bemidji and its neighboring communities,” Smith said in a release. “This investment, made possible by the Infrastructure Law, will make our airport more modern, safe and efficient. I’m excited to see this law making an impact and will keep pressing for opportunities to improve our state’s infrastructure.”

The release adds that the airport will use the money to reconfigure and expand the security checkpoint.

“Investments in our airports serve as a down payment on the long-term economic well-being of our state,” Klobuchar said. “This funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will improve the travel experience at the Bemidji Regional Airport by expanding the passenger security checkpoint.”