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Hauschild Secures over $25 Million for Lake County in State Budget

Hauschild Proud to Deliver Highway 61 and Lake Superior School District Funding

SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Senator Grant Haus­child (DFL—Hermantown) announced that he secured a total of $25,597,080 for Lake County in the FY 24-25 state budget.

“The Trunk Highway 61 construction proj­ect is critical to the continued success of our state’s most beautiful treasure, the North Shore,” said Hauschild. “Securing the addi­tional $11 Million in state funds will allow this project to be completed in a timely fash­ion rather than spreading out construction over several summer seasons. This improved access to our region will be an incredible boost to our local economy.”

In addition to the Highway 61 funding, Sen­ator Hauschild promoted the additional $8 million in funding for the Lake Superior School District construction project to help with rising costs for the school project. “In­vestments in our kids’ education are of ut­most importance. Lake County voted for a school referendum that will deliver critical capital improvements to our kid’s schools, but due to rising costs, those plans seemed at risk. With this additional funding, we know that the project can continue as planned”

Senator Hauschild said he delivered funding for the following projects in Lake County:

  • $11 Million for Trunk Highway 61 im­provements through the city of Two Har­bors in Lake County
  • $1.97 Million LCCMR grant to the City of Silver Bay for construction of the Sil­ver Bay Trailhead
  • $400,000 grant to the City of Silver Bay for construction of the Silver Bay Trail­head
  • $8 Million for Lake Superior School Dis­trict through the IRRRB

 As the only freshman member of the Taxes Committee, Hauschild worked diligently and in a bipartisan fashion to secure increased levels of County Program Aid (CPA), Local Government Aid (LGA), Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT), and public safety funding in an effort to reduce property taxes for hardwork­ing Minnesotans.

  • Lake County CPA: $816,323 ($191,775 increase)
  • City of Silver Bay LGA: $633,385 ($58,960 increase)
  • City of Two Harbors LGA: $2,107,721 ($212,798 increase)
  • Lake County PILT: $429,275 increase
  • Silver Bay Public Safety Aid: $81,482
  • Two Harbors Public Safety Aid: $158,894
  • Lake County Public Safety Aid: $268,539
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