Hagedorn Sends Letter to DOT in Support of Highway 14 Completion

June 30, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao expressing his support for and the importance of the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s (MnDOT) grant application for the US Highway 14 four-lane expansion from New Ulm to Nicollet.

Rep. Hagedorn emphasized to Secretary Chao the importance of the project’s completion to the safety and commerce of southern Minnesota and its residents.

"This project is very important to the continued economic vitality and public safety of southern Minnesota and it is fully supported by local, state and federal political representatives. This project is crucial to both the rural parts of our district, as well as our urban parts. Approval of this project will strengthen and provide safety to all commuters, as well as improve our farm-to-market network,” Hagedorn wrote.

A copy of the full letter is attached.

Jim Hagedorn was elected in 2018 to represent Minnesota’s First District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He grew up on his family’s grain and livestock farm near Truman. Jim’s father, former U.S. Congressman Tom Hagedorn (MN-02), grandfather, and great-grandfather were all southern Minnesota farmers. Jim currently resides in the rural farming community of Blue Earth. Hagedorn brings policy experience to Capitol Hill from time spent as a congressional aide to former U.S. Congressman Arlan Stangeland (MN-07) and a congressional relations officer for two non-partisan U.S. Department of the Treasury agencies. Hagedorn serves on the House Committees on Agriculture and Small Business to promote farming, Main Street enterprises and southern Minnesota’s way of life.