Dubuque airport to lose air traffic control tower

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Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2013 12:00 am

DES MOINES (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says it will shut down an air traffic control tower at a Dubuque airport due to federal budget cuts.

The FAA released a final list Friday that shows Dubuque Regional Airport is slated to lose an air traffic control tower starting early next month. It's one of 149 air traffic control facilities around the country that will close due to the federal spending cuts known as sequestration.

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