Four Northland airports were awarded more than $7 million in grants combined through the Federal Aviation Administration.
More than $1.2 billion in federal grants were awarded to 405 airports across the country. In the Northland:
- Duluth International Airport was awarded $1,225,371 for snow-removal equipment, to expand an apron and seal airport surfaces.
- Ely Municipal Airport was awarded $1,203,710 to rehabilitate a taxiway.
- Grand Rapids/Itasca County Airport was awarded $4,150,662 to rehabilitate a runway.
- Tower Municipal Airport was awarded $506,361 to build a snow-removal equipment building.