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August 1, 2021

Jim Groebner Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc.

Recognizing the important role Fertile has in the state airport system, the Minnesota Department of Transportation has funded 95% of the cost to date of upgrading the airport.

Fertile Municipal Airport is built on the shore of one of the Earth's largest lakes. Unfortunately, the lake went away a few millennia ago.

Lake Agassiz was formed by melting glaciers and the famous Sand Hills around Fertile were once the beach.

That bit of geological history means the immediate neighborhood belies the name. Mostly oak savanna and prairie, the soil is not good for growing crops.

The Sand Hills do provide unique recreational activities and a spectacular natural area called the "Agassiz Environmental Learning Center" offers programs that "provide visitors with the opportun...

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