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Blame Game Underway After Intercontinental Hotel Closes Security Checkpoint to MSP Airport

Just as the busy holiday travel season is set to begin, the TSA is closing down one of the security checkpoints at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

The Transportation Security Administration says the new checkpoint at the Intercontinental Hotel is not used enough to support staffing demands, but at a Metropolitan Airports Commission meeting on Monday, commissioners fired back. They say the TSA gave its word the checkpoint would remain open.

After spending $24 million to connect the new Intercontinental Hotel to MSP Airport security, a critical link is suddenly closed, and the Metropolitan Airports Commission is fuming mad.

Read more at CBS Minnesota

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