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New flight patterns in and out of the Minneapolis-International Airport could reduce noise levels for some living nearby, but boost the volume for other neighborhoods. KARE 11 reports the Federal Aviation Administration has proposed using new navigational equipment that would create more concentrated flight paths. The FAA claims the new routes would be safer and more efficient.

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Dozens of residents concerned about the changes attended an open house Tuesday night to learn more. Eagan resident Gary Torfin told Fox 9, "Seventy-two flights per day, going through a 12-hour stretch -- every 10 minutes. That changes life out on the deck. It would be terrible."

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If the Metropolitan Airports Commission approves the new flight patterns on Monday, Nov, 19, the new routes could be in place at MSP early next year, the Star Tribune reports.

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