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Airport Money Ignites Action

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Yesterday's news that the federal government was chipping in 6-and-a-half million dollars to Minot's new airport terminal project has caused a flurry of activity.

Airport Manager Andy Solsvig was meeting early with City Manager Dave Waind,

figuring out how to get the construction to take off this year.

With the federal commitment, the airport terminal project now has about 25 million of the needed 40-and-a-half million dollars.

And that's enough to tell the winning bidder to get started.

After months of waiting for the federal funding, the announcement late yesterday meant a whirlwind day for Solsvig and others.

(Andy Solsvig, Minot Airport Manager) "I knew that was going to happen, it was just a matter of timing. We knew once the announcement was made there was going to be a lot of quick movement just to get things done, especially with the council meeting next week and trying to get on the agenda for that. If we can get everything awarded and all the paperwork taken care of we would expect to break ground in mid-September."

The new 40-million-dollar terminal is just one improvement coming to the Minot airport.

There are also plans for a new parking system and a 16-million dollar project to construct a new apron for the aircraft to travel on in the vicinity of the terminal.

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