- Associated Press - Friday, September 23, 2016

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - A residential airpark by Lake Sakakawea is one step closer to reality.

The Williston Herald (https://bit.ly/2cMrhmE ) reports that Williams County officials have approved restricting access to a site, a move that will allow the group of farmers behind the airpark to make progress on building the 3,500-foot runway. The approval was granted under the condition that the runway becomes public.

The farmers envision turning neighboring fields into a community with homes and hangars adjacent to the runway.

Bill Sheldon is among the people contributing land to the project. He says the runway will benefit “anyone who wants to enjoy the marina and the golf course.”

Bryan Lee with Red Mike Airpark LLC says some small jets and propeller planes will be able to use the runway.

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Information from: Williston Herald, https://www.willistonherald.com

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