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Associated Press, Published August 09 2013

North Dakota airports getting $3.6M in grants

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota's congressional delegation says that airports across the state have been awarded grants totaling nearly $3.6 million for airport construction and maintenance projects.

Sens. John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp and Rep. Kevin Cramer say the grants will fund construction and maintenance projects needed to meet the increased demand at airports across North Dakota.

Grand Forks International Airport will receive the largest amount — almost $2.5 million — to construct a snow removal equipment building and to renovate the runway and taxiway lighting systems. Also receiving funds are airports in Edgeley, Bottineau, Stanley and Mott.

In addition, the state will receive about $332,000 to update the airport system study plan to address aviation needs impacted by energy development and economic growth.