KEYC-TV: Outstate Lawmakers Plan Road Ahead with Mankato Native to Lead MnDOT

EXCERPT: “A Mankato native and two-term former speaker of the Minnesota House has been selected to head the Minnesota Department of Transportation with Governor-elect Tim Walz’s incoming administration. The appointment of Margaret Anderson Kelliher has signaled to some that projects in Greater Minnesota will have more attention going forward. ‘Those of us representing the Mankato region, we obviously would like to see this have a positive effect on our plans between Nicollet and New Ulm.’ said Senator Nick Frentz (DFL-North Mankato). ‘I think communication will be better with Governor-elect and the new commissioners than what we had in the previous administration,’ said Senator Rich Draheim (R-Madison Lake). ‘I think they’ll want to do what’s right and fair for the state. I think we both have the same goals it’s just about priorities.'” FULLSTORY: