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October airline boardings down nearly 10 percent from 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. — Boardings at North Dakota’s eight commercial service airports in October dropped nearly 10 percent from the previous year, with the airport in Dickinson seeing the sharpest decrease. The state Aeronautics Commission reports the airports saw almost 99,300 boardings last month compared to more than 110,100 boardings in October 2014. The airport in Dickinson experienced a drop of ...

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Official questions need for replacement Williston airport

WILLISTON, N.D. — A Williams County commissioner has raised concerns about the need to relocate Williston’s airport in letters to state and federal lawmakers. Martin Hanson says he believes the city should keep the airport where it is and upgrade the facility, reducing costs by at least $100 million and preserving farmland. City officials have received approval and initial funding ...

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Landowners near planned Williston airport question future

WILLISTON, N.D. — Owners of farmland near the preferred site for a new Williston airport are wondering about the future of their properties. Officials expect to break ground in the spring on a $254 million airport, after receiving approval and initial funding from the Federal Aviation Administration this fall. The city wants to acquire 1,540 acres from eight landowners, a ...

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FAA head visits Williston airport strained by oil boom


WILLISTON, N.D. (AP)— North Dakota state and local officials hosted the head of the Federal Aviation Administration in Williston on Monday to push their case for federal assistance and funding for infrastructure development at several airports strained by the state’s oil boom. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta toured Williston’s Sloulin Field International Airport, where officials say population growth brought on by ...

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