Minnesota Senator Jason Rarick (R-Brook Park) and the Senate Capital Investment Committee will visit prospective projects in Duluth, Cloquet, Carlton, and Pine City on Thursday, Sept 12. The visits will occur during the committee’s three-day tour of northeast Minnesota projects, which takes place September 10, 11, and 12.
The committee will first visit the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD) in Duluth, whose coverage area includes Carlton, Cloquet, Scanlon, Thomson, and Wrenshall. WLSSD is requesting funding to design, purchase, and install new engine generators that will convert biogas produced during wastewater treatment into electricity and heat that the facility can use.
“I am thrilled the bonding committee is taking time to explore important projects in our area,” said Sen. Rarick. “WLSSD is one of the state’s largest wastewater treatment facilities. Installing these new generators will allow WLSSD to significantly expand a process they are already doing on a small scale, all while helping them control costs and keep rates in check for their customers.”
The committee will then visit Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet, where they will hear about the importance of higher education asset preservation and learn about a water infrastructure improvement project for Twin Lakes Township. The committee will then visit the site of the Twin Lakes project.