TSA says Bismarck Airport needs to amp up security

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BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) The increase in traffic at the Bismarck Airport means some security changes are coming, but they will come with a cost.

The Transportation Security Administration says the private security firm hired by the airport no longer meets the standards for training and arrest authority.

Unitl now, the TSA has paid for some of what it costs to keep the Bismarck Airport secure, but it says it would no longer provide financial aid unless security measures are improved.

Airport officials say the estimated cost will be more than double what the airport pays now.