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October 6, 2017
Falls International Airport (INL) terminal to celebrate Grand Opening at 1:00 p.m., Oct. 10, 2017
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. (October 2017) – The Bemidji office of Kraus-Anderson has completed construction the new $10 million (phase one) passenger air service terminal building at the Falls International Airport (INL) in International Falls, Minn.
Phase one, which replaces approximately two-thirds of the old terminal, is part of a two-phase project designed by architecture, planning and interiors firm Alliiance to construct a new 17,894-square-foot replacement terminal building.
The newly completed construction features new arrival and departure services with check-in ticketing counters and kiosks, secured gate lounge, baggage handling, passenger boarding bridge, TSA screening area, car rental services and public lobby/waiting area.
A ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017.
Other key designers for the project include: SEH, ongoing civil engineering services for the commission; LHB for electrical engineering; and Bartlett/ABE/UHL for mechanical engineering.
U.S. Customs provides services at INL, which is a designated international Port of Entry to the United States. Delta, operated by SkyWest Airlines, provides daily service to and from Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP).
Phase two of the construction — a separately funded project – will complete the full replacement of the old terminal, and provide new space for U.S. Customs processing, Weather Bureau office, TSA offices and Airport Commission conference room. Construction is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2018 and is expected to be completed March of 2019.
The airport built its first runways in 1946 and added a terminal building in 1948, paving the way for the introduction of commercial air service in 1953. A new terminal building was built in 1979, which was dedicated by Vice President Walter Mondale. Following runway extensions over the years, the airport was redesignated in 2011 as Falls International Airport.
Established in 1897, Kraus-Anderson® Construction Company (www.krausanderson.com) is one of the nation’s premier commercial general contractors and construction managers. Kraus-Anderson, an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. and has regional offices in Madison, Wis., Bismarck, N.D., and Duluth, Bemidji and Rochester Minn.