Hagedorn Announces USDA Grant to Albert Lea Business

April 23, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) announced today that K&W Stores of MN, Inc. in Albert Lea has received a $30,000 federal grant for the replacement of two fuel dispensers in their Fairmont location.

The funding is allocated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development as part of its Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program. The program’s purpose is to encourage the use of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel through cost-sharing and expanding the infrastructure for renewable fuels derived from U.S. agricultural products.

Rep. Hagedorn issued the following statement:

“I am pleased that K&W Stores of MN, Inc. in Albert Lea has received this federal grant to fund two fuel dispensers, which is expected to increase their ethanol sales by nearly 134,000 gallons per year. Biofuels are an integral part of our rural communities, and it is terrific that businesses like K&W Stores are able to participate in federal initiatives to expand the marketability of renewable fuel.”

Jim Hagedorn was reelected in 2020 to serve Minnesota’s First District in the U.S. House of Representatives for a second term. He grew up on his family’s grain and livestock farm near Truman. Jim’s father, former Congressman Tom Hagedorn (MN-02), grandfather, and great-grandfather were all southern Minnesota farmers, and Jim resides in the rural community of Blue Earth. During his time in Congress, Hagedorn has consistently fought for the conservative principles that have made America the greatest nation in the history of the world and championed legislation to promote the First District’s primary industries and job creators – farming, small business and medical care. Hagedorn is a member of the House Committees on Agriculture and Small Business.