Two Members of Aberdeen, S.D. Airport Board to Step Down

Two members of the Aberdeen Airport Board will be attending their final meeting next month.

Jim Krueger and Rolf Johnson will be stepping down after the June meeting.

Johnson's term is expiring and he plans to leave the board, while Krueger is retiring from his teaching job at Northern State University and has "extensive travel plans" with his wife.

Johnson has served a full term, while Krueger has two years remaining on his term. Board terms are five years.

Johnson said Mayor Mike Levsen has already found a potential replacement, and anyone interested in Krueger's spot on the board should get in touch with Levsen.

Krueger said he joined the board to see the new terminal built, and with that done now seemed like a good time to bow out.

Johnson said he will be at a special meeting called for June 23, but that would be his final meeting. He will, however, continue on the air show committee.

In other action Thursday, the airport board:

Placed on file an application for the 2005 federal Small Community Air Service Development Grant program.

Called a special meeting for June 23 to consider bids for construction of a new snow removal equipment shed.

Discussed the new Transportation Security Administration list of allowed and prohibited items. The list will be posted on the airport's Web site at

Approved a quote from Northern Valley Communications for a new phone system in the terminal.