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Williston to weigh interest in airport site

WILLISTON, N.D. — Williston early next year will ask developers about their interest in the city airport site, as officials look toward a possible new airport in a different location. Beginning Jan. 4, the city will spend four weeks weighing the interest among developers in the 800 acres of land at Sloulin Field International Airport, the Williston Herald reported. The ...

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The newest staffing issue in ND: pilots

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ North Dakota has faced a variety of infrastructure and staffing problems as a result of its recent oil boom. Schools are short of teachers and space, housing is scarce and overpriced, and the population influx has also caused a rise in crime.  Now, according to the director of the Minot airport, the state could also ...

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EDITORIAL: Businesses, take Bakken flight survey now

Times Editorial Board Although there are at least 72 responses and the official deadline was Friday, the Greater St. Cloud Development Corp. is extending until midnight Monday the deadline for businesses to take a survey about air service to the Bakken oil region of western North Dakota. Businesses can complete the survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/nd_airservice. Any business across Central Minnesota with ...

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Williston’s airport gets $1.8M federal grant

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WILLISTON, N.D.(AP) — The U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding Williston’s Sloulin Field International Airport a $1.8 million grant to rehabilitate its taxiway. U.S. Sens. John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp made the announcement Thursday. The grant is the latest in a series of federal and state grants to North Dakota airports. The state’s Land Board awarded oil patch airports $8.9 ...

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Watford City, Dunseith airports awarded $400K in grants

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WASHINGTON — After a visit from the Federal Aviation Administration’s top official, North Dakota airports are getting more attention and money, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp said Wednesday. The Watford City Airport Authority has been awarded $327,309 for apron pavement rehabilitation, the senator’s office announced in a press release. The International Peace Garden Airport near Dunseith will also get $85,999 for pavement ...

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Killdeer, New Town runway projects may draw from funds intended for Williston airport

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By Mike Nowatzki, The Dickinson Press BISMARCK — Mike Schollmeyer doesn’t sugarcoat the poor conditions at Weydahl Field Airport near Killdeer, in the heart of North Dakota’s oil boom. “It’s kind of land at your own risk,” the chairman of the Dunn County Airport Authority said. Yet, despite the rough spots in the runway and its 5,000-pound weight limit — not ...

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Killdeer airport expansion plans take shape

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By Katherine Lymn KILLDEER, N.D. — Dunn County’s Weydahl Field Airport has come a long way since a summer storm last year destroyed its hangar and three planes. The runway reopened a month ago and plans are already underway for its replacement, which would be a little wider than the current one. The airport signed the last purchase agreements this month ...

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Watford City Airport to get $3.5 million facelift

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By Stephanie Norman Farmer Staff Writer McKenzie County roads and highways are not the only local infrastructure experiencing an influx in traffic due to an increase in oil activity. The local air traffic has also seen an upsurge. The Watford City Municipal Airport is reportedly receiving more flights than in past years. According to Tim Taylor, chairman of the airport ...

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