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Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport customers will soon pay to park

Customers flying in and out of Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport will soon have to pay for parking at the facility.

In a unanimous vote during a special meeting Friday morning, the Municipal Airport Authority approved a bid to construct a paid parking system at the Dickinson airport.

Airport manager Matthew Remynse said a bid for construction and instillation -- which will include two ticket dispensers, two credit card machines and a pay-on-foot station in the airport's terminal -- of $410,000 was awarded to Edling Electric out of Bismarck.

"Construction will start sometime in April or May and should finish up by June," Remynse said. "Right now we're anticipating parking will cost $7 per day."

James Ruud of Edling Electric said the company will also perform concrete work at the entrance of the airport, construct new fencing and an entrance gate, although the parking lot itself will not be paved or expanded.

TRRA recently reached an agreement with Delta Airlines to offer twice-daily nonstop flights to and from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, which will begin June 10. The airport also is teaming with United Airlines to offer daily flights to Denver beginning June 6.

Bryan Horwath
A Wisconsin native, Horwath has been covering news in the Oil Patch of North Dakota since 2012. Horwath currently serves as the senior agriculture and political reporter for The Dickinson Press and, despite the team's tendency to always let him down, remains a diehard Minnesota Vikings fan.
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