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Brainerd terminal project had not been threatened by FAA shutdown

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Though the terminal renovation project at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport had not been threatened by the Federal Aviation Administration partial shutdown, Airport Administrator Steve Sievek said Thursday he was glad to hear of a compromise to end the congressional impasse.

He said Minnesota is unusual in that federal airport money is disbursed through the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Office of Aeronautics.

“Our project was not at risk,” he said. 

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with Causecast.org — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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