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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Airline passenger numbers declined in North Dakota in October.

State Aeronautics Commission data show that boardings at the eight commercial service airports in the state dropped nearly 5 percent from the previous year. Year-to-date boardings were down a little less than 2 percent.

Airports in the state’s four largest cities all saw decreases in boardings in October — Fargo down 3 percent, Minot down 5 percent, Grand Forks down 7 percent and Bismarck down 11 percent.

Devils Lake also saw a decrease, of 4 percent, while Williston and Jamestown both saw 5 percent increases and Dickinson had a 20 percent rise.

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