Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport

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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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Cabbies Endure Long Lines To Get Customers At MSP

After a long trip home, the last thing most people want is a long line. Traveling sales rep Rachel Anhorn says at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, getting a taxi is not a problem. “This is one of the best airports for that,” Anhorn said. “It’s fantastic. Chicago and New York, it’s terrible. But here, I’ve never once waited for a cab.”

02/15/2014

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Delta Flight Stops In Minneapolis To Remove Unruly Passenger

Authorities said a Delta flight traveling from Baltimore to Salt Lake City had to be diverted to Minneapolis Friday night to remove an unruly passenger. The incident happened at about 8:30 p.m. on Delta flight 1189. Authorities said a woman was taken into custody for being out of control on the plane and bothering other passengers.

02/08/2014

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MSP Airport Considers Gambling Expansion

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport is eyeing a major expansion of gambling with a plan to sell Minnesota Lottery tickets on about 2,500 electronic tablets that are already installed in the main terminal. Airport spokesman Patrick Hogan confirms Monday that the plan is under consideration by the Metropolitan Airports Commission.

01/20/2014

Airport Delay Suspicious Package

Suspicious-Looking Box Prompts MSP Airport Shutdown

Authorities said at least part of Terminal 2 at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was evacuated Friday morning after a report of a suspicious package in the ticketing area.

12/20/2013

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Reality Check: MN’s 10 Costliest Publicly-Funded Projects

The Vikings broke ground on a new stadium this week. It’s a project so big, it muscled its way straight onto the list of largest public projects in state history. It’s bigger than the I-35W bridge construction, bigger than the St. Croix bridge crossing. And that’s just the start.

12/06/2013

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Airport Workers Protest For Higher Wages, ‘Basic Human Rights’

Holiday travelers crowded the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Wednesday, barely noticing the silent parade of airport workers protesting for higher wages. Abenezer Madde was one such worker, whose hourly earnings are just above the minimum wage.

11/27/2013

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Busy Day Expected For Thanksgiving Travelers

Thousands of people will be flying out of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Wednesday as it’s one of the busiest traveling days of the year. Travelers are heading out all across the country to get to their Thanksgiving destinations and family gatherings.

11/27/2013

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On Eve Of Holiday Season, TSA Expands Pre-Check Program

Thousands of holiday travelers will get a more comfortable trip through airport security this year. The Transportation Security Administration has expanded its pre-check program to more gates at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

11/26/2013

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Case Of Stowaway Boy Who Flew To Vegas Back In Court

The case of the north Minneapolis boy who made his way onto a plane to Las Vegas without a ticket back in October was in court Wednesday. The story made national and international headlines as officials investigated how the boy was able to sneak through security on Oct. 3 at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and onto a plane, without a boarding pass.

11/20/2013

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Spirit Airlines Adds Service To 4 New Cities From MSP

Minneapolis travelers looking for a cheap trip now have four more cities to choose from through Spirit Airlines. On Thursday, Spirit Airlines announced nonstop seasonal service between Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and Los Angeles (LAX), Orlando (MCO), Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX) and Tampa (TPA).

11/07/2013

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Heightened Alert At MSP Airport After LAX Shooting

Passengers at Minneapolis St Paul International airport wont notice any obvious changes in security in the aftermath of the Los Angeles airport shooting. Spokesman Pat Hogan says sadly they are increasing vigilance.

11/01/2013

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MSP Airport Workers Want Minimum Wage Increase

Low-wage workers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport are calling for an increase in Minnesota’s minimum wage. The workers say they are forced to rely on government programs to get by. It’s part of a growing debate over whether to raise the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.50 an hour. The Service Employees Union says 600 low-paid workers at Twin Cities Airport – including wheelchair pushers, cart drivers and aircraft cleaners – earn an average of $7.73 an hour, and receive millions of dollars in state public assistance.

10/28/2013

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Judge: Boy Stowaway To Temporarily Live Away From Parents

A 9-year-old who eluded airport security and stowed away on a flight from Minneapolis to Las Vegas should live away from his parents for now while he and his family get therapy and other services, a judge ruled Wednesday.

10/16/2013

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‘Child In Need’ Petition Filed For Boy Stowaway

A Child in Need of Protection or Services petition was filed in Hennepin County Juvenile Court Friday, regarding the 9-year-old boy who managed to fly to Las Vegas without a boarding ticket.

10/11/2013

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Stowaway’s Father: ‘I’m A Parent, I’m Not Perfect’

The father of the 9-year-old north Minneapolis boy who snuck onto a plane to Las Vegas without a boarding pass was emotional as he talked about the problems he knows his son has and his failed attempts to find help.

10/09/2013

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Father of Stowaway Boy: ‘He’s Misunderstood, But Very Intelligent’

The father of the 9-year-old boy who stowed away on a flight to Las Vegas is now speaking out, as his son is reportedly on his way back to Minnesota. The father did not want his name or face revealed, because his son is a minor, and according to a CNN source, the boy was being returned “because the jurisdiction where the boy is from is where issues will be addressed.”

10/08/2013

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