MN: Lake Elmo Airport Expansion Still Drawing Criticism

April 2, 2018

One opponent of a contested $11.5 million plan to expand the Lake Elmo Airport says the new St. Croix River bridge is helping his cause.

With the opening of the bridge in August, the drive time between the Lake Elmo Airport and the New Richmond, Wis., Regional Airport has decreased considerably, said Dave Schultz, a supervisor in West Lakeland Township just south of the airport.

“I drove it the other day during rush hour, going the speed limit. People were passing me. Even stopping at the stoplight at Osgood (Avenue), it only took 23 minutes,” he said. “They’re only 16 nautical miles apart.”

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