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President Biden to visit Minnesota Tuesday

The stop at Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount will be to discuss the recently passed infrastructure package and how it should deliver jobs to the state.
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FILE - President Joe Biden speaks during an event in Washington, Nov. 22, 2021.

ROSEMOUNT, Minn. — President Joe Biden is hitting the road to discuss the recently passed infrastructure package, and one of his stops will be in the Twin Cities. 

The White House announced Monday that the president will appear at Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount Tuesday afternoon to tout the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and how he believes it will create good-paying union jobs for the people of Minnesota and the nation. 

Dakota County Technical College has programs in place to train the next generation of workers which will build, operate and maintain many areas of infrastructure spelled out in the new plan. 

An itinerary released by the White House says Air Force One is scheduled to land at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport shortly before 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. The president's motorcade will then travel to the technical college, where President Biden will deliver remarks at approximately 3:30 p.m. He will depart the Twin Cities at approximately 4:45 p.m. 

Minnesota is set to receive at least $7 billion of the $1 trillion package over the next 10 years, with $4.5 billion of that designated for highways. Other key allotments include:

  • Public transportation: $818 million to improve our public transportation
  • Water Infrastructure: $680 million over five years to improve water infrastructure
  • Bridges: $302 million for bridge replacement and repairs
  • Broadband internet: $100 million
  • Wildfire protection: $20 million
  • Cybersecurity: $17 million

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