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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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Police: Vegas Stowaway Boy Stole Truck Last Week

Authorities are investigating how a 9-year-old Minneapolis boy flew to Vegas by himself without a boarding pass. The incident happened last Thursday at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

10/07/2013

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Boy Boards Plane To Vegas At MSP Without Ticket

A 9-year-old Minneapolis boy was able to get through security and onto a plane at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport without a ticket, an airport spokesman said Sunday. Security officials screened the boy at airport shortly after 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Metropolitan Airports Commission spokesman Patrick Hogan said. The boy then boarded Delta Flight 1651, which left for Las Vegas at 11:15 a.m. The flight was not full, Hogan said, and the flight crew became suspicious midflight because the boy was not on their list of unattended minors. The crew contacted Las Vegas police, who met them upon landing and transferred the boy to child protection services, Hogan said.

10/06/2013

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Ex-Worker At Airport Pleads Guilty To Gun Thefts

A former worker at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was sentenced Thursday to two years and two months in prison after he pleaded guilty to stealing shotguns, revolvers and other weapons from the checked luggage of passengers who had connecting flights through the busy Twin Cities airport.

10/03/2013

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Feds: Man To Plead Guilty In Toddler Slapping Case

A man accused of slapping a crying toddler on a jet is set to go on trial this week. Joe Rickey Hundley faces a misdemeanor simple assault charge in the February incident, and his trial is scheduled to start Thursday in federal court in Atlanta.

10/02/2013

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What Services Will Continue If The Government Shuts Down?

Thousands of federal workers in Minnesota could be furloughed Tuesday. That will happen if Congress can’t reach an agreement to fund the federal government by midnight Monday.

09/30/2013

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McDonald’s Returns To MSP Airport

They’re lovin’ it — the “they,” in this case, being the travelers who demanded the return of McDonald’s to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. It may not sound like a big deal to some, but others say it’s been a super-sized issue.

09/26/2013

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Spirit Airlines Adds 4 Non-Stop Flights From Twin Cities

It just got a little easier to fly non-stop from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to at least four cities. In the process, it got a little cheaper too. Officials with Spirit Airlines announced Monday they’re providing non-stop service to four more cities across America, starting in early November.

08/19/2013

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MSP Airport Seeks Navigation Volunteers

A foundation at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is seeking men and women who can be “Minnesota Nice” while dealing with the occasional stress that comes along with the bustle of a busy airport.

07/06/2013

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NJ ‘Tanning Mom’ Sent To MN Detox Facility

A New Jersey woman widely known as “the tanning mom” was sent to a temporary detox facility after allegedly being intoxicated at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Metropolitan Airports Commission spokesman Patrick Hogan says airport police were called to the Delta ticket counter Thursday because of an intoxicated woman. Hogan says Patricia Krentcil wasn’t arrested but was taken to a detox facility to sober up. He didn’t know if or when she had been released. She couldn’t be reached at her home number Saturday.

06/15/2013

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Semi Crash Diverting Traffic Into Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport

Authorities said all incoming traffic to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is back on as normal Thursday, hours after a semi-truck hit a clearance bar and got stuck, forcing travelers to get diverted to a different part of the airport.

06/06/2013

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Man Charged With Bomb Threats At Airport, Mall

A federal indictment accuses a 22-year-old man of making bomb threats at the Mall of America and the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The indictment issued Tuesday charges Dana William Ashey with two counts of false information and hoaxes.

05/14/2013

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Congress Passes Bill Putting Air Traffic Controllers Back To Work

There’s big news Friday if you’re planning to take a trip anytime soon. Late Thursday night, Congress made a move to alleviate flight delays caused by the furloughs of air traffic controllers.

04/26/2013

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MSP Airport Not Seeing Flight Delays

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is not seeing the passenger delays some other airports are experiencing as a result of federal budget cuts.

04/22/2013

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Delays Expected After FAA Begins Employee Furloughs

Heading to the airport? Be sure to pack your patience. The FAA has begun furloughing its employees, including air traffic controllers, starting Sunday.

04/21/2013

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Minn. Marathon Runners Return Home From Boston

More than 500 Minnesotans were in Boston, to run the marathon. And some of them started coming back home Tuesday morning.

04/16/2013

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Mailing Services Available Until Midnight On April 15 At MSP

To help out last-minute tax filers, the Post Office at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport will offer retail and collection services until midnight on April 15.

04/12/2013

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More Than 100 Flights Canceled At MSP Airport

The spring snowstorm has led to the cancellation of more than 100 flights and numerous delays at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

04/11/2013

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American Eagle Pilot Charged In Alcohol Incident

An American Eagle pilot has been charged with three gross misdemeanors after authorities say he failed a blood-alcohol test as he prepared to fly out of the Minneapolis airport in January.

04/09/2013

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