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Press File Photo The deteriorating sign to the Dunn County Airport at Weydahl Field, shown in this March 12 photo, is an example of how much the runway it advertises needs repairs.

Airports awarded: Killdeer, New Town runway projects land energy impact grants


BISMARCK — Western North Dakota airports dealing with the rising demands of oil and gas development were targeted Wednesday for nearly $11 million in state energy impact grants, with more than half of that money going to airports at Killdeer and New Town.

The state Board of University and School Lands approved $4.2 million for a new, expanded runway and other improvements totaling nearly $5.3 million at Weydahl Field Airport near Killdeer.

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Mike Nowatzki
Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.