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Long lines at Minneapolis airport due to security changes

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August 19, 2019 10:56 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Changes in the configuration of security checkpoint lanes at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport led to long wait times for some travelers.

A remodeling project has shrunk the space at one of the security checkpoints at Terminal 1, so airport and Transportation Security Administration officials made that checkpoint - the south checkpoint - available only to TSA PreCheck travelers. All other travelers must go through the terminal's north checkpoint.

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Minnesota Public Radio News reports that some travelers had wait times of more than an hour Monday morning.

The remodeling project is expected to last through mid-December.

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar released a statement Sunday calling for the TSA to increase staffing at the airport, which has seen a rise in passenger traffic. She says it's critical that officials mitigate the impact on wait times caused by the construction.

KAAL-TV

(Copyright 2019 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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