Posted at: 07/13/2013 9:36 PM

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Albert Lea Airport Grand Opening

(ABC 6 News)-- It was an exciting day for the city of Albert Lea today.  It was the official grand opening of the Municipal Airport, since the renovations started five years ago. 

What better way to cut the ribbon than with a vintage Ford Tri-motor airplane.  Local and state officials got the chance to ride in the plane as part of the celebration.

The hope is that the entire renovation will help strengthen Albert Lea's economy.

The airport renovation also means increased safety and improved access for business and recreational airplanes.