THE NEW FORTY Do you know the way to San Jose?
One of Dionne Warwick's best known hits is the song Do You Know the Way to San Jose? from the movie Valley of the Dolls. My question today as I sat in San Jose's Mineta International Airport was, "Do ... Posted on 3/17/12 at 6:34 PM
North Dakota's Washington delegation is calling on the Transportation Security Administration to develop a plan to replace the full-body scanners that are being yanked from airports in Bismarck, Minot and Grand Forks.
Managers at dozens of small airports have expressed outrage at federal officials for hauling new full-body scanners away from their facilities and sending them to large hubs that haven't yet upgraded older machines criticized for showing too much anatomy.
Airports across North Dakota are sharing in federal grants totaling nearly $10.6 million. North Dakota's congressional delegation says the money awarded through the federal Transportation Department is for infrastructure projects. More than a dozen airports are getting grants.
The object that prompted a weekend evacuation of the smaller of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport's two terminals turned out to be a device used for water purification, an airport official said Monday. Airport spokeswoman Melissa Scovronski said the woman traveling with the device told authorities she needed it for medical purposes.
The city of Devils Lake will receive a $1 million federal grant to extend the primary runway at Devils Lake Regional Airport. The project, once completed, will alleviate a concern air carriers have expressed about service into Devils Lake, Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Rep. Rick Berg, R-N.D., said Friday in a joint statement.
United Airlines plans to start offering two daily flights between Grand Forks and Denver on Oct. 3, the carrier announced Tuesday. Patrick Dame, Grand Forks airport executive director, said United flights to Denver would depart Grand Forks at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. Departures from Denver will be at 12:40 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.
Six of the state's eight commercial airports had record boardings in April, and statewide there was an increase over the year of nearly 24 percent, according to data released by the state Aeronautics Commission.
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has reopened after a heavy downpour briefly suspended flights. The Star Tribune reports no planes moved in or out of the airport for about 15 minutes Thursday morning because of rain and winds.
A checked bag containing PVC pipes and several wires prompted authorities to briefly clear out a Minneapolis airport terminal Friday, and its owner told police it was the second time in three years his device had forced an airport evacuation, an official said.
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