Fourteen greater Minnesota airports are receiving just over 26 million dollars in federal funding for improvements. Cassandra Isackson is MnDOT’s Aeronautics Director:

“Of the 133 public airports in the state about 70-percent of them receive federal funding. 100 percent of those 133 receive funding from the state. So all of these federal projects also had state participation. ”

This is the final round of FAA funding issued in 2019.


Minnesota projects and funding included in these FAA grant awards include:
• Falls International Airport in International Falls (INL) – $15.85 million for environmental study, runway reconstruction and an apron expansion.
• Lake Elmo Airport (21D) – $3.36 million for runway and taxiway reconstruction.
• Sky Harbor Airport in Duluth (DYT) – $3.36 million for runway construction.
• Winsted Municipal Airport (10D) – $1.99 million for runway reconstruction.
• Princeton Municipal Airport (PNM) – $1.67 million to reconstruct a runway and taxiway, and runway and taxiway lighting.
• Moorhead Municipal Airport (JKJ) – $1.66 million to rehabilitate runway and runway lighting.
• Wilmar Municipal Airport (BDH) – $907,429 to for runway and taxiway rehabilitation.
• Fergus Falls Municipal Field (FFM) – $493,125 for taxiway reconstruction.
• Airlake Airport in Lakeville (LVN) – $468,737 to construct a taxiway and an access road.
• Mankato Regional Airport (MKT) – $337,770 for runway and taxiway rehabilitation construction.
• Buffalo Municipal Airport (CFE) – $337,561 to extend a taxiway and for apron reconstruction.
• Springfield Municipal Airport (D42) – $150,000 for apron expansion.
• Baudette International Airport (BDE) – $65,648 for apron rehabilitation.
• Ortonville Municipal Airport (VVV) – $38,817 for taxiway and apron rehabilitation.