Air Travel to and from Fosston


The city of Fosston has a municipal airport, Anderson Field, just outside of the city limits that features a 3500 foot paved, lighted runway. 

If you are flying in from the metro area, the Bemidji airport, only forty miles away, has a 6600 foot runway with six scheduled, daily round trip flights to Minneapolis/St. Paul.


Attention: Upcoming Runway Closure

This project includes removing the existing pavement of the runway and performing soil correction beneath the runway. Drain tile will be installed, and new sand sub-base will be placed. Aggregate base and geotextile fabric will be installed, and the runway will be re-paved and re-painted. New REILS, threshold lights, and edge lights for the runway will also be installed.

Anticipated Schedule:

  • Fosston Municipal Airport Closed for All Operations: 7:00AM, July 10th, 2023
  • Construction Start: 7:30AM, July 10th, 2023
  • Remove Runway Pavement: July 10th, 2023 – July 24th, 2023
  • Excavating Subgrade & Sand/Gravel Placement: July 14th, 2023 – July 28th, 2023
  • Paving: July 31st, 2023 – August 11th, 2023
  • Topsoil / Seeding: August 7th, 2023 – August 18th, 2023
  • Temporary Pavement Marking: August 14th, 2023 – August 18th, 2023
  • Fosston Municipal Airport Temporarily Open: August 21st, 2023 – September 20th, 2023
  • Fosston Municipal Airport Closed to All Operations: 7:00AM, September 21st, 2023
  • Permanent Pavement Markings: September 21st, 2023 – September 29th, 2023


*Note: This schedule is the engineer’s preliminary estimate. The dates are subject to change. All contractor work is to be completed between July 10th, 2023, and September 29th, 2023, unless the City extends the contract into 2024, for permanent pavement marking application.