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Airmotive Enterprises expected to change hands

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Airmotive Enterprises, a fixture at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport since 1958, may be in for new owners.

Founded by the late John Riedl Sr., the airport’s longtime manager, Airmotive was purchased in 1981 by John Riedl Jr. The fixed base operator offers flight instruction and aircraft maintenance. Its staff includes pilots, mechanics and flight instructors.


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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
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