You can use either security checkpoint at MSP Airport starting Tuesday

It brings an end to the split resulting from construction in the terminal.
Publish date:

Travelers heading into Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport can use both the North and South security lines once again starting Tuesday.

The Metropolitan Airports Commission imposed changes to the security process amid reconstruction of the flooring at Terminal 1, with TSA and CLEAR Precheck travelers sent to the South checkpoint, and all other passengers the North.

But on Monday, the MAC said that it's making both security lines available to all travelers once again beginning Tuesday, more than two months earlier than originally planned.

It said it had "altered construction phasing" on the project in order to return the checkpoints back to their "pre-Aug. 19 status," and will also provide more staff to inform passengers as they arrive.

The MAC says that Checkpoint 10 on the skyway level between the C and G concourses, which had been closed during the reconstruction, will also be re-opening starting Tuesday, and will operate from 5:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Sign up: Subscribe to our BREAKING NEWS newsletters

The changes in August initially led to chaotic scenes and huge lines as travelers arrived at the airport.

It will now be returning back to its previous system just as the airport is expected to see a significant increase in travelers for Minnesota Educator Academy (MEA) conference week in St. Paul.

Minnesota schools will be closing between Oct. 16-18, with an increased number of families expecting to take trips during the days off.

Next Up

CBP heater

More than $260K in fake heaters seized at Minnesota border

The 780 infrared zone heaters were found in a rail car bound for Ranier, Minnesota.

Ian Cole

Wild trade Greg Pateryn to Avalanche for Ian Cole

Cole won a pair of Stanley Cups in Pittsburgh and is a former first-round pick.


St. Croix County GOP chair resigns after incendiary post on official website

John Kraft sparked controversy with his 'Prepare for War' post on the party website earlier this month.

ann kim

Ann Kim's new restaurant, Sooki & Mimi, to open in February

The James Beard Award winner is the brains behind Young Joni, Pizzeria Lola, and Hello Pizza.

Screen Shot 2021-01-19 at 1.32.19 PM

Firefighters rescue worker after trench fall in Rochester

The construction worker fell about 15 feet.

gray wolf

Grand Marais mayor's dog survives attack by wolves

He heard his 65-pound dog "screaming bloody murder" and then saw the wolves chasing her.

Screen Shot 2021-01-19 at 12.04.55 PM

Minnesota's COVID vaccine appointment site goes live

Huge demand was expected when the site went live at noon.

emily ford

Duluth woman is hiking 1,000-plus miles on the Ice Age Trail this winter

She could be the second person ever to finish a winter-thru hike of the Wisconsin trail.

coronavirus, covid-19, icu

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, January 19

Two days in a row with fewer than 1,000 new cases.


airport security

Carry-on luggage travelers can use this little known entrance to MSP

The InterContinental Hotel says its TSA security entrance is open to everyone.

Deal struck to re-open security checkpoint at MSP Airport hotel

The organization that runs MSP Airport has agreed to temporarily pay for the checkpoint to stay open.

Chaos at MSP Airport as security change leads to long waits

Remodeling on Terminal 1 starts today, prompting huge delays for passengers.

Wait times MSP Airport security are among longest in the U.S.

Lines have been consistently long for the past five days.

AYG_Gate Delivery

Using new app, you can have food delivered inside MSP Airport

The new service has launched at MSP, and offers food from several vendors.

Long lines greet travelers at MSP security ahead of holiday weekend

MSP Airport said the holiday weekend, and not the government shutdown, is to blame.