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Our View: Easy solution at Sky Harbor

The question of where to put the fence separating the pine forest and the runway at Sky Harbor Airport has an easy answer. Simply put the fence as close to the woods as possible without going into the forest.

The question of where to put the fence separating the pine forest and the runway at Sky Harbor Airport has an easy answer. Simply put the fence as close to the woods as possible without going into the forest.
That gives all hikers full access to the forest, prevents them from wandering onto the runway, and in no way presents a hazard to aviators.
The Duluth Airport Authority considered constructing the fence through the middle of the forest. In 1999, the Legislative Commission on Minnesota's Resources proposed putting the fence along the gravel road between the woods and the runway.
Make the fence as unobtrusive as possible to both hikers and aviators. That gives maximum enjoyment and protection to the hikers and minimum danger to the flyers.
Duluth has more important issues, and should quickly move on to them.

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