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New airport under construction in NW Iowa may boost business

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Officials in northwest Iowa hope a new airport that's under construction in Sioux County will boost business.

The $28 million project that has been in the works for more than a decade is expected to be done in 2018.

It will replace airports in in nearby Orange City and Sioux Center that lack room to expand.

Harold Schiebout is chairman of the airport board.

He says the new airport will make the region more attractive to business jets.

The runways at the current airports are too short to provide the extra distance needed in wet or snowy weather.

(Information provided by the Associated Press...)

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