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Duluth Airport Operating Smoothly Despite Government Shutdown

Alejandra Palacios
Updated: January 12, 2019 09:22 PM

Airports across the country have been impacted by the government shutdown. A number of security checkpoints have been closing due to TSA staff shortages.

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The shortage issue has not affected the Duluth Airport. Flights and security checkpoints have been running smoothly, according to a Duluth Airport spokesperson.

“I’m happy to report that at this point we have not had any operational impacts. We have not seen anything from a staffing concern with our TSA agents so for us it’s business as usual,” Natalie Peterson, the Duluth Airport Authority director of communications and marketing, said.

TSA agents are not getting paid during the government shutdown. A TSA spokesperson said all screeners who are working will receive their pay once appropriations have resumed.

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