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.
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