Aviation Program's Closure is Bad Timing for Airline Industry

The aviation department at St. Cloud State is scheduled to close in 2014.

"If we were to see a reduction in those operations, it just simply means there could be less funding for the airport, which for these projects out here: runway rehabs, taxiway rehabs, lighting projects," Towle said. "Those kinds of other projects are really needed out here."

As the St. Cloud State program shuts down, Minnesota State University, Mankato continues to operate an aviation program. Officials there hope to grow the program.

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