Officials make legislative push for Interstate 94 lanes

Sixth District Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and other west metro elected officials were at the State Capitol on Tuesday, July 30, arguing for more lanes on Interstate 94.

Bachmann, Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, R-Big Lake, and I-94 West Corridor Coalition members met with Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and spoke of a productive meeting.

“This is a bipartisan issue,” Bachmann said.

But Bachmann, Kiffmeyer and St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis expressed frustration over the I-94 lane project not being included in the 20-Year State Highway Investment Program, MnSHIP.
“Even the (Minnesota) National Guard is taking side roads to get through,” Kiffmeyer said of traffic bottlenecks on I-94.

See this week’s print edition of the Monticello Times for the complete story.