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La Crosse Municipal Airport set to become Regional Airport


LA CROSSE, WI (WXOW) - The La Crosse Airport might be getting a new name.

The La Crosse Municipal Airport is set to become the La Crosse Regional Airport.

That name change was approved by the Judiciary and Administration Committee Tuesday night.

La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat says, "the airport is a vital element to our overall economic development here in the city and our economic base. Working with the airport team to continue to upgrade and improve that customer experience is very important to make sure our airport is top notch."

The change emphasizes that the airport serves a wider market than just the city.

Meanwhile, improvements and upgrades continue at the airport.

The committee also approved installing higher security fences surrounding the airport.

The new 10-foot high fences will comply with federal security regulations.

Currently parts of the fence are only 6 feet tall.

 The fence should be installed by September.

The name change needs approval from the full city council.

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