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Lt. Gov. Fights for Duluth Airport Funding

Updated: 04/06/2014 10:41 PM
Created: 04/06/2014 5:55 PM WDIO.com

Lieutenant Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon made a stop at the Duluth International Airport Sunday afternoon.

She'll travel to Washington D.C. on Monday, along with representatives from the Minnesota Air National Guard and the Duluth Chamber of Commerce, to fight for federal funding to expand the airport.

Airport officials said the entire project will cost $31 million, and they're seeking 90 percent of that from the Federal Aviation Administration. $11 million alone will go toward remodeling the secondary runway. They said that is necessary to keep commercial flights landing at the airport when the primary runway is rebuilt in the coming decade.

Prettner Solon said the regional economy could take a hit without the federal funding.

“Right now, Duluth enjoys regular air service from three carriers. Ensuring that this continues is essential to maintaining our high quality of life and helping our businesses compete globally,” Prettner Solon said.

She said it would also help the 148th Fighter Wing because the runway is part of their home base.

Brigadier General Cayton of the Air National Guard and members of the Duluth Chamber of Commerce will travel to Washington with the Lieutenant Governor. They will meet with Pentagon officials and the Federal Aviation Administration during their efforts to secure the funding.

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