The airport expansion includes a longer runway that could accommodate bigger planes. Airport Manager Virgil Lenling says that would help bring in nonresident pheasant hunters, too.
Mobridge has drawn up plans to expand its airport. City Administrator Steve Gasser says it's due in part to the possibility that a big power plant will be built nearby. A site east of Mobridge is one of three that Basin Electric Power Cooperative is considering for a new coal-fired plant.