Air traffic towers in Anoka and St. Cloud to close

  • Article by: Pat Doyle , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 22, 2013 - 10:57 PM

The smaller area airports are intended to relieve traffic at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, but closing their control towers could force more of it to the larger facility.

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stolaf80Mar. 22, 13 2:45 PM

More manufactured Sequester pain. For years the FAA has wanted to get rid of NDB navigation beacons. Why not cut those? Instead Obama wants towers closed to make the sequester as painful as possible.

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staransicklMar. 22, 13 3:00 PM

Thank you Mr. President. I can find no justifiable reason why these control towers and other parts of government can't still operate. They have more money this year than they did last year. Last year they got "$100" but this year they only got "$119" instead of the "$120" they were supposed to get. Yet for some reason they still can't operate?

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formergopMar. 22, 13 3:17 PM

This sure will make the tea party's owners mad. Now they will either have to drive further, or wait in line like the rest of us.

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moremoretaxMar. 22, 13 3:27 PM

Its a shame we dont have any disposable income..........Obama: Administration working with Congress to provide additional $200 million to aid Jordan Article by: Associated Press Updated: March 22, 2013 - 12:49 PM

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drillforoilMar. 22, 13 3:45 PM

Thank you so much government unions for screwing up another industry. Your overtime, being able to carry over sick and vacation time, and pensions are destroying this countries finanical system. $16 Trillion in debt and rising.

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starreaderjaMar. 22, 13 3:46 PM

This is unfortunate. Why no mention by the President of immediately cutting waste and abuse in the Federal Budget. Instead they cut legitimate services? Something is not right in all this....

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luzhishenMar. 22, 13 4:09 PM

"Why no mention by the President of immediately cutting waste and abuse in the Federal Budget. Instead they cut legitimate services?" Do you actually believe that the tower in St. Cloud and Anoka are more critical than towers in, say, Minneapolis, Chicago, Milwaukee, etc.? If you want cuts you have to prioritize...and your stuff just might be cut.

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garagewineMar. 22, 13 4:09 PM

This is why airports and air traffic control should be privatized.

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moremoretaxMar. 22, 13 4:15 PM

Keep up the scare tactics, Obama. You will be exposed for the fool that you are.

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Lifeguard06Mar. 22, 13 4:21 PM

We don't need controllers we've taught and have been taught how to operate aircraft without the eyes in the tower.

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