Poor pavement conditions close Silver Bay airport

- An airport in northern Minnesota was closed by the state Department of Transportation Monday after inspectors noted "deteriorating pavement conditions," according to a release. 

Pilots are now being asked to re-route from the small north shore airport in Silver Bay to other airports, the closest of which is Two Harbors at 20 miles away. 

Authorities with the city of Silver Bay, MnDOT and the Federal Aviation Administration announced they would meet June 13 to discuss safety concerns and the airport's future. It has been operational since 1965.

For more information about the MnDOT Office of Aeronautics click here.

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