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KGTG pilot Rod Kleiss stands in an empty hangar, hoping for the future.

The future of the Grantsburg Airport, call sign “KGTG,” remains unclear, after the Grantsburg Airport Committee met last week on Wednesday, Sept. 14 to discuss the upcoming village budgetary needs, including for the airfield, but also to discuss options down the road for the facility, which was built in the 1950s and is owned by the village.

The discussion by the committee suggested they may  look into options that include selling the airport to a private firm or individual, and village clerk/treasurer Sheila Meyer has contacted an appraiser to give them a preliminary idea on what the property may be worth, noting they own approximately 240 acres of land, with the runway and the small terminal building. The village does not own the ten hangars on site but does own the property below them and leases to the owners.