Congress is in recess for Rosh Hashanah, and Representative Walz is back working in the district. Yesterday, it was the award of a rural development grant to a (gasp!) an orgnization serving a rural community:
Federal and state officials visited Albert Lea Thursday to award Freeborn-Mower Cooperative Services with a $300,000 rural development grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The money will be used for upgrades and expansion at Albert Lea Medical Center.
“This is exactly what we need to be doing,” First District Congressman Tim Walz said at the event. “This is how government needs to be functioning.”
In attendance with Walz were state USDA Director Steve Wenzel, along with officials from the Albert Lea Medical Center and Freeborn-Mower Cooperative Services. Also included were representatives from U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Norm Coleman’s offices.