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Small Fire Forces Evacuation At Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport

Authorities say a small fire forced a brief evacuation of part of a concourse at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Monday morning. Crews were called to an area near Gate 6 on the G Concourse at the airport at about 5 a.m. after a smoke detector and sprinklers went off.

10/06/2014

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Twin Cities Airport Plans Solar Power Project

The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is planning a $25.4 million solar power installation to generate nearly 20 percent of the airport’s electricity.

10/03/2014

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Construction Begins On New Solar Installation At MSP

Construction of the largest solar energy project in Minnnesota is now underway at the Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport. The new solar installation will be built on the top deck of the Terminal 1 parking ramps. When it’s up and running, it will generate enough energy to handle about 20 percent of the airport’s power supply.

10/02/2014

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Few Flights Still Delayed At MSP After Ill. Air Traffic Facility Fire

The effects of an airport fire in Chicago Friday continued to be felt by passengers Saturday. More than 700 flights have been canceled at Chicago’s two international airports. Authorities say a contract employee started a fire in the basement of the Aurora control center.

09/27/2014

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More Gates, More Security Lines Coming To MSP?

Your next trip out of town could soon become a lot easier. Officials at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport laid out several changes they’d like to make on Tuesday.

09/24/2014

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Delta Flight To Minnesota Returns To Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) – Authorities say a possible hydraulic issue forced a Delta Air Lines flight from Arizona to Minnesota to return to the Phoenix’s airport. Delta spokeswoman Lindsay McDuff says Flight 1492 was headed to […]

08/18/2014

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Twin Cities Professor Keeping Close Eye On Ebola Outbreak

A Twin Cities professor is closely watching the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Christy Hanson is dean of the Institute for Global Citizenship at Macalester College.

08/08/2014

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Fox News Anchor Pleads Guilty To Disorderly Conduct At MSP

A Fox News weekend anchor pleaded guilty Friday to disorderly conduct following after a May arrest at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in which a police video showed he struggled with officers.

07/25/2014

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Travelers At MSP Unfazed By New Flight Restrictions

On Wednesday, the Federal Aviation Administration updated U.S. airlines currently canceling flights to Israel due to security concerns. At Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, travelers sensed the tension, caught in the middle of two world conflicts.

07/23/2014

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World’s Largest Plane Takes Off From MSP Wednesday Night

The world’s largest plane is sitting on the tarmac at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The Antonov 225 landed at MSP over the weekend. Operators of the aircraft postponed its take off until 9 p.m. Wednesday night.

07/01/2014

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Police Video Shows Fox News Anchor’s Arrest

A police video shows Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett becoming belligerent and struggling with an officer at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The video shows him in a holding cell April 12 after he appeared intoxicated at an airport restaurant.

06/25/2014

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WCCO Flies Along With MN’s Only Air Force Reserve Unit

Minnesota’s only Air Force Reserve unit is the 934th Airlift Wing. The 934th flies eight large C-130 H3 cargo planes, which are used to move supplies and people. They fly out of Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport.

06/24/2014

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Retaining Wall Collapses At MSP Airport, Delays Expected

Officials at the airport said a retaining wall collapsed just before 9:30 a.m. Thursday along the center divider on the way into Terminal 1. Traffic has been reduced to one lane as work crews attempt to clean up the mess.

06/19/2014

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Frontier Adds Flight Between Trenton-Mercer & MSP

Frontier Airlines is adding more nonstop flights at New Jersey’s Trenton-Mercer Airport. The airline on Friday started flying from Trenton to St. Louis, Milwaukee and Minneapolis.

06/13/2014

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Woman Indicted For Interfering With Flight Crew

A Fresno, California, woman has been arraigned on federal charges that her unruly behavior prompted a Delta Air Lines flight to divert to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in February.

05/28/2014

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Fox News Anchor Was In Rehab Before Airport Arrest

A Fox News weekend anchor who was arrested after he allegedly became combative with police at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport may have taken a drug that didn’t mix well with alcohol, a police report released Thursday suggests.

05/22/2014

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Pilot Pleads Guilty To Trying To Fly Plane While Drunk

A former American Eagle pilot has pleaded guilty to trying to fly a plane from Minneapolis to New York City last year while he was twice over the legal alcohol limit for pilots. Kolbjorn Jarle Kristiansen, 48, was arrested at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Jan. 4, 2013.

05/02/2014

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Woman, 82, Dies On Delta Flight Headed To Minneapolis

Authorities said a plane headed from San Antonio to Minneapolis on Sunday had to be diverted after a passenger aboard died suddenly. According to Rochester Police, Delta Flight 3812 was on its way to Minneapolis when it was diverted to Rochester just after 10 p.m. Sunday after an 82-year-old woman died on the plane.

04/28/2014

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Troops Homecoming Sweetened By Local Girl Scouts

More than six dozen military men and women are almost home Saturday night. The 461st of Fargo just completed a training exercise in the Dominican Republic. They came through the Armed Forces Service Center at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Saturday evening.

04/19/2014

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MDH: Minnesota Traveler Tests Positive For Lassa Fever

Minnesota Department of Health officials have confirmed that a traveler returning to Minnesota from West Africa tested positive for the Lassa fever. The man, who flew in to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on March 31, went to a doctor soon after arriving, complaining of a fever. Due to his travel history, his blood samples were sent to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and he tested positive for the viral disease on April 3.

04/04/2014

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TSA Urging Congress To Support Enhanced Security At Airports

It is the busiest time of year to fly out of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport as several families and students head out on spring break trips. Transportation Safety Administration officials said it’s now important to get to the airport two-and-a-half hours before your flight at least for the next month to deal with long waits in security lines.

03/27/2014

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MSP Urges Travelers To Arrive 2.5 Hours Before Departure

If you are flying out of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, plan on getting there even earlier than usual. Travelers are now being advised to get to MSP two-and-a-half-hours early to make sure you make your flight. Airport officials say a perfect storm of factors have led to some the longest security lines in years, which have caused a lot of people to miss flights.

03/26/2014

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Plane Bound For MSP Returns To ATL Over Landing Gear Issue

Delta Air Lines officials say a plane headed to Minneapolis returned to Atlanta because its landing gear was stuck in the downward position. Delta spokesman Morgan Durrant says the airline expected to transfer 159 passengers a different aircraft for a second departure from Atlanta on Thursday evening.

03/07/2014

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MSP, Mpls. City Crews Prep For Thursday’s Snow

Thursday’s snow storm will have a major impact on travelers, and it could have a long-lasting effect on anyone who parks on Minneapolis streets. Patrick Hogan, spokesperson for Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, says they’ve got a full 24-hour staff on standby to plow. But fewer runways will be in use, and he expects small regional flights to be canceled first. “Based on the forecast, it’s pretty clear they are not going to be able to fly the full schedule, so they’ll start canceling flights later tonight,” Hogan said. “Normally, [there are ] between 60 and 90 flights an hour. Tomorrow, we’re expecting more like between 25 and 35 flights an hour.”

02/19/2014

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Company Keeps MSP Airport Shopping Local And Unique

Shopping at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is taking off with consumers, and one small business saw an opportunity to take their own business to new heights. St. Croix Promotions and Retail now has five stores at MSP, all with different looks and concepts for the 33 million people on the go.

02/18/2014

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