Airport of the Month - Project Spotlight

Roseau Municipal Airport


February 1, 2021

Tom Foster

The new 1,600 square-foot arrival and departure building and hanger at the Roseau Airport including a conference room for meetings and a lounge for passengers. Pilots have their own lounge and flight planning area. A kitchenette makes snacking possible and there are rooms for crew members to use for naps.

Business and commercial flights to rural airports work best if take offs and landings can happen even if the weather's not so good. What does an airport owner do when some important users need lower instrument approach minimums to operate effectively?

The city of Roseau recently debated that question and came up with the right answer.

Snowmobiles were invented in Roseau and Polaris Industries is the premier manufacturer of those machines. Roseau native Edgar Hetten founded Polaris, but the first snowmobile got built because he took a vacation.

When he got home, he found the employees at...

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