Braham will receive just over $10 million in state funds for a city water infrastructure project after a capital improvement bill passed on the last day of the Minnesota legislature.
According to Braham Mayor Nate George, the funding accounts for about half of the project’s estimated cost. The work is projected to cost around $25 million.
George also said having half of the project funded allows Braham to qualify for additional funding from other sources to assist with the remaining 50 percent.
Planning for the project can get underway, with repair work on the city’s water infrastructure likely starting in spring of 2024.
State Senator Mark Koran and State Representative Brian Johnson authored the bills included in the package.