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Cloquet airport gets more runway money


July 26, 2019

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The Cloquet Carlton County Airport completed reconstruction work on runway 18/36 at it crosses runway 7/25, which will be repaved starting next spring or early summer. Both runway renovation projects received an FAA grant that covers about 90 percent of costs while local and state governments cover the rest.

The Cloquet Carlton County Airport received a $1.282 million Airport Improvement Program grant from the Federal Aviation Administration earlier this month, and the Carlton County board of commissioners signed off on the grant this week.

Airport manager Quinten Anderson said once it's done, the airport will have two "like new" runways.

The FAA grant will pay for rehabilitating runway 7/25 at the facility at 125 Wheaton Road on the west side of Cloquet, following the completion of runway 18/36 earlier this year. That was a $1.5 million reconstruction project, largely funded by the same FAA g...

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