Duluth International Airport Awarded Over $1 Million

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth International Airport has received over $1 million for safety improvements.

Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Rep. Rick Nolan made the announcement Thursday. The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the airport with a grant of $1,084,668 for safety improvements.

“Helping ensure our airports stay up-to-date makes for a common sense investment,” Klobuchar said. “The support reflects a continued commitment to safety for all travelers to and from Duluth International Airport.”

“Duluth International Airport provides safe and accessible service for businesses and travelers in Northern Minnesota,” Franken said. “This award will not only ensure that continues but will also create jobs and strengthen the local economy.”

“Duluth International Airport, directly and indirectly, supports thousands of good paying jobs here in Duluth, and these funds will help ensure that this facility will continue to be state of the art for passengers who help drive tourism, commerce, and business activity throughout our region,” Nolan said.

The grant will allow the airport to install perimeter fencing, make runway improvements, and remove obstructions.

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