WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tina Smith (D-MN) announced that that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $95,000 from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to the Bemidji Regional Airport. 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,” said Klobuchar. “This funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will improve the travel experience at the Bemidji Regional Airport by expanding the passenger security checkpoint.” 

“The Bemidji Regional airport is a key transportation hub and economic driver for Bemidji and its neighboring communities,” said Smith. “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.”

This funding is from the Airport Terminal Program, one of three aviation programs created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.