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Plans call for extending and paving the airport's crosswind runway.

Crosswind runway expansion planned for airport in 2013

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The crosswind runway at Park Rapids Municipal Airport is unusable much of the year due to snow buildup. It's unsafe for landing at night because it's not lighted and not long enough.

The airport's apron is a safety hazard because vehicles are currently able to drive right out into air traffic.

A long-range proposal for ameliorating those concerns was the subject of a public hearing Tuesday by the Park Rapids City Council.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

(218) 732-3364
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