Latest La Crosse Municipal Airport Stories

2008-08-17 18:00:32

By The Associated Press LA CROSSE, Wis. - The La Crosse Municipal Airport is adding another layer of security. The airport has implemented one of Homeland Security's latest programs, called Visual Intermodal Prevention and Response teams, or VIPR. The goal of the program is to increase the visual presence of law enforcement in order to deter those who might be thinking of plotting an attack. Transportation Security Administration's David McMahon said the VIPR teams bring together...

2008-06-26 03:02:25

By Steve Cahalan, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jun. 26--La Crosse is among 150 U.S. communities most likely to lose some or all airline service, according to a study done for the Business Travel Coalition. La Crosse Municipal Airport Manager Dan Wruck said BTC's announcement Wednesday surprised him. "We've had no indication of service cuts by Northwest or American or any of the (commuter airline) partners that Northwest has," Wruck said. The study looked at the 250 largest airports and...

2008-06-19 03:00:23

By Marcus, Samantha Construction slated to start this summer on a new La Crosse Municipal Airport hangar has been postponed indefinitely, airport officials said. The sluggish economy has cut demand and swelled costs of construction and materials. Airport officials had anticipated a $275,000 price tag for the new 10-stall hangar, but the price of steel has raised that estimate from $460,000 to more than $600,000, said Airport Manager Dan Wruck. The airport would have to charge $450 to...

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