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Thursday, October 13, 2005


Want to leave town? Better get while the getting is good

Mesaba Aviation, which is the only air carrier serving Aberdeen, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this afternoon in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota. Eagan-based Mesaba, which operates as Northwest Airlink flying primarily between smaller cities and Northwest’s three major hubs, had warned the move may come after Northwest withheld some $30 million in payments and announced plans to ground a significant portion of Mesaba’s fleet. Mesaba said it will continue regular operations. The company employs about 1,500 people in the Twin Cities, and 4,000 nationwide

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