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St. Cloud awarded $750,000 to help attract airline

The $750,000 grant will be used to help the city attract airlines he St. Cloud Regional Airport -- which has been without commercial air service since Delta Airlines ended its flights there in 2009.
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The $750,000 grant will be used to help the city attract airlines he St. Cloud Regional Airport -- which has been without commercial air service since Delta Airlines ended its flights there in 2009.

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