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Houghton County Memorial Airport to Receive Federal Grant Dollars

The Houghton County Memorial Airport is getting $544,000 from the Department of Transportation for improvements.

The money comes via a Federal Aviation Administration grant, supplemented by funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.

A release from U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow indicated the funding will go toward infrastructure improvements including the construction of a taxilane.

The release quoted airport manager Dennis Hext saying that the airport was on its way to a successful year before the COVID-19 pandemic restricted air travel. The CARES Act funding will help make up for lost revenue.

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