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Feds fund bridge

President Joe Biden was expected to visit Superior Thursday to tout the $1.06 in federal funding marked for the replacement of the Blatnik Bridge, a major connector between Duluth and Superior.

Officials announced Monday that the U.S. Department of Transportation had awarded the funding.

The federal funding prompted a flurry of celebratory messages from other elected officials, including Republican U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber, whose district includes Duluth. In a statement issued Monday morning, Stauber said he “long fought for these funds.”

Democrats pounced on that, noting Stauber had voted again...