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Minneapolis St. Paul Airport Lobbying for Federal Money to Build $77.5 Million Security Center

Security operations such as police, fire and emergency communications at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport are in five different locations across the airport’s sprawling 3,400-acre footprint.

Airport officials said Tuesday there’s a better way to coordinate these critical operations: a new $77.5 million safety and security center — built with considerable financial help from the federal government.

U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., and Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn., toured the airport to support the project, which is still in early stages of development. Both sit on House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, with DeFazio serving as chairman — and they vowed to push for more infrastructure funding, including money to modernize and support airports nationwide.

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