Senator Aric Putnam

Aric Putnam represents Senate District 14, which covers the communities of St. Cloud, Waite Park, St. Augusta, Haven, and Minden Townships. Learn more about Sen. Putnam. Read more news from Sen. Putnam.

Senator Aric Putnam Delivers Over $18 Million in State Funds for Greater St. Cloud Area

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Monday, the Senate approved $18.4 million in funding for the Greater St. Cloud area as a part of a bipartisan bonding package. The bonding package included resources to construct the Greater River Children’s Museum in St. Cloud, to upgrade of the St. Cloud Regional Airport, to renovate CentraCare Health System’s University of Minnesota Medical School Campus in St. Cloud, and to continue the redevelopment of the Waite Park Quarry amphitheater. After voting to pass the bonding bills, Senator Aric Putnam (DFL-St. Cloud) released the following statement:

Agriculture, Broadband, and Rural Development Committee Chair Aric Putnam’s Omnibus Bill to Support Farmers and Greater Minnesota Passes with Overwhelming Bipartisan Support 

The bill is a transformative investment in farmers and communities across Minnesota. 

SAINT PAUL, Minn.– On Thursday, the Senate passed the omnibus agriculture, broadband, and rural development omnibus budget bill authored by Senator Aric Putnam (DFL-St. Cloud) with bipartisan support. The bill brings stability and financial security to farmers, expands land access, helps new farmers, and supports innovation in agriculture.