Le Mars, Iowa, hopes to get water tower by restricting flights

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Posted: Saturday, September 21, 2013 12:00 am

LE MARS, Iowa (AP) — Le Mars officials say they may restrict flights at the city's airport to resolve a Federal Aviation Administration ruling blocking the construction of a water tower.

The FAA told the city that a planned 140-foot-tall water tower would be a hazard to planes approaching the Le Mars Municipal Airport. Federal officials ordered that the tower not exceed 86 feet.

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