|A rendering of the controversial freeway-style bridge design currently on the table.|
After the upcoming election, Michele Bachmann will no longer represent Stillwater
. Nonetheless, she remains "absolutely committed" to building a new Minnesota-to-Wisconsin bridge in the Stillwater area.
Time is running short for the bridge design currently under consideration. In response to a letter from Gov. Dayton informing her that the state will use money set aside for bridge construction for other transportation projects if the U.S. House doesn't approve the bridge by March 15, Bachmann said
she remains devoted to "seeing the project through to completion."
The Stillwater area is now in Betty McCollum's 4th congressional district. McCollum, an opponent of the four-lane freestyle-style bridge design currently under consideration, issued a statement
saying "Dayton is right that the burden of passing this legislation squarely rests with Congresswoman Bachmann."More »