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Local airports to receive federal grants

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Rep. Jim Oberstar have announced that $1,047,442 in federal funding will be going to infrastructure construction at seven airports in northeastern Minnesota.
The Grand Marais-Cook County Airport will receive $81,700 to collect airport data for Airports Geographic Information System. The Silver Bay Municipal Airport will receive $121,125 to acquire snow-removal equipment.
The grants will be distributed by the Federal Aviation Administration through the Department of Transportation.