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Published August 30, 2011, 11:21 AM

$21 Million New GFK Airport Terminal Officially Opens

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The new airport terminal in Grand Forks has opened for business, after 10 years of planning and two years of construction.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The new airport terminal in Grand Forks has opened for business, after 10 years of planning and two years of construction.

The $21 million terminal replaces one that was nearly half a century old and had undergone four renovation projects through the years. The 52,000-square-foot terminal is double the size of the old one. It's named for longtime former U.S. Sen. Byron L. Dorgan.

The official opening was Tuesday, though WDAZ-TV reported that the first plane to use the new terminal landed Monday night. Passengers were then taken by bus to the old terminal to get their luggage.

Check WDAZ.com later today for much more on the new terminal opening

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