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Construction start OK'd for Minot airport terminal

MINOT (AP) -- Ground could be broken later this month for a new airport terminal in Minot.

Airport Director Andrew Solsvig said the project received a $6.6 million federal grant at the end of August. That enabled the City Council on Tuesday to accept the $40.7 million bid of Graham Construction Services of Eagan, Minn. The city is allowing the contractor to break ground, mobilize equipment and put in underground utilities and foundations.

The Minot Daily News reported that the city is funding about one-fourth of the project, and the airport also has been awarded $18.5 million from the state in oil impact dollars for airports.

Solsvig said the city is awaiting word on an additional $3 million in federal funds before issuing a full order to proceed with construction.