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NEW INFO: Tower at Central Wisconsin Airport to Stay Open

The manager at the Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee says the control tower there and at dozens of other smaller airports across the nation will stay open.

Tony Yaron says he got the word Friday (5/10/13).

CWA's tower was among those scheduled to close in mid June as part of the sequester budget cuts.

Legislation to let the FAA move funds from one account to another to end air traffic controller furloughs was passed and signed into a law a couple weeks ago. But language to fund the towers was removed from the bill before it was passed, leaving the future of Cway's and the other towers up in the air.

Had the tower closed, the airspace above central Wisconsin would have been turned over to the airport in Minneapolis, MN.