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December 13, 2013
Man arrested for suspected plot to blow up Kansas airport
(Reuters) - Authorities have arrested a man suspected of plotting to blow up the Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas, in a suicide attack with a carload of explosives, officials said Friday.
December 13, 2013 - 2:12pm
November 5, 2013
Willmar Council OKs process to reacquire property interest in airport land
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council has authorized a process to alter or eliminate a permanent easement that officials say the city incorrectly granted for a parcel of land acquired for the new airport. The process was approved 5-0 with two council members abstaining. The council...
November 5, 2013 - 11:58pm
November 1, 2013
Update 4: Police respond to incident at LAX; gunman reported shot
Authorities were responding to a shooting incident with multiple injuries at the Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, and California media reported that a gunman with a high-powered rifle was shot by law enforcement. The airport said on social media that there was "an incident...
November 1, 2013 - 12:55pm
July 27, 2013
Work underway on Willmar, Minn., Airport compass rose
WILLMAR - Members of the Minnesota Ninety-Nines Women Pilots began work Friday afternoon and will finish today taping and painting a compass...
July 27, 2013 - 4:00am
July 22, 2013
Women fliers group to paint compass rose at Willmar, Minn., Airport
WILLMAR - Preparation began Monday for painting a compass rose on the concrete apron at the Willmar Municipal Airport. The compass rose will be painted Friday and Saturday by members of the Minnesota Ninety-Nines, an organization of women pilots founded in 1949. The compass rose...
July 22, 2013 - 11:41pm
January 5, 2013
American Eagle pilot fails alcohol test, suspended
MINNEAPOLIS - An American Eagle pilot was suspended after failing a blood-alcohol test as he prepared to fly on Friday from Minneapolis to New York City, authorities said. Police at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport said officers and a Transportation Security Administration...
January 5, 2013 - 6:35am
January 4, 2013
Pilot at MSP airport arrested, removed from flight
MINNEAPOLIS - A Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport spokesman says an American Airlines pilot preparing for takeoff was arrested and removed from his plane after failing an alcohol Breathalyzer test. Airport spokesman Patrick Hogan says before the pilot boarded the flight,...
January 4, 2013 - 5:17pm
November 30, 2012
Support for Willmar, Minn., airport operations supervisor agreement
WILLMAR -- The Public Works/Safety Committee is recommending the City Council approve an agreement with Eric's Aviation Services of Willmar to...
November 30, 2012 - 12:00am
November 6, 2012
FAA approves Phase 2 of the old Willmar, Minn., airport land release
November 6, 2012 - 12:00am
October 18, 2012
Willmar, Minn., Council OKs airport runway crack sealing and turf repairs
WILLMAR -- An $81,996 bid from Fahrner Asphalt Sealers of Eau Claire, Wis., for a crack-sealing project at the municipal airport was accepted this week by the Willmar City Council. The Fahrner bid was the lowest of three bids received for crack repairs on the runway and taxiway. City...
October 18, 2012 - 12:00am
September 7, 2012
Lone bid rejected for Willmar, Minn., airport runway project
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council has rejected the lone bid that had been received for an airport runway improvement project. The council voted...
September 7, 2012 - 12:00am
August 31, 2012
Willmar, Minn., airport runway project bid rejected
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council's Public Works/Safety Committee is recommending the council reject the lone bid received for an airport runway...
August 31, 2012 - 12:00am
June 20, 2012
Willmar, Minn., council OKs professional services contract for runway crack sealing project
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council has sought professional services to design an airport runway crack sealing project. Officials say the contract is needed because crack sealing runways is different than crack sealing roads and streets. The council Monday night approved a contract...
June 20, 2012 - 12:00am
June 8, 2012
Chippewa County-Montevideo Airport runway to be reconstructed for $1.6M
MONTEVIDEO -- The main runway at the Chippewa County-Montevideo Airport will be reconstructed. Montevideo City Council members at their meeting Monday approved the low bid of $1,596,258.61 by Duininck Inc., of Prinsburg, for the project. The Chippewa County Board approved awarding...
June 8, 2012 - 12:00am
June 2, 2012
FAA OKs first phase of airport land release in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- Mayor Frank Yanish was all smiles when he announced Friday the Federal Aviation Administration has approved the city of Willmar's...
June 2, 2012 - 12:00am