Governor Dunleavy visits state agencies in Fairbanks after airplane issues delay trip to Pogo Mine

Governor Dunleavy visited residents at the Fairbanks Pioneer Home during his visit to Fairbanks. (Sara Tewksbury/KTVF)
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska. (KTVF) Governor Mike Dunleavy had an unexpected day to visit around Fairbanks on Friday after some airplane issues prevented him from traveling to Pogo Mine.

Dunleavy visited some state agencies including the Fairbanks Correctional Center, the Department of Transportation, and the Alaska State Troopers. He also met with University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen and then with local leaders. One of his last stops of the day was to meet residents at the Pioneer home during dinner.

“Tried to make a great day out of a missed opportunity to go out to Pogo,” said Dunleavy.

During his visit, Dunleavy heard some feedback from Fairbanks residents.

"There's always concerns with regard to the budget, trying to get the budget in shape, but I would say a lot of positive comments in terms of encouraging us to work together, encouraging us to find solutions and that's what we're going to do," said Dunleavy.

Dunleavy said it was great to be back in Fairbanks, “we’ll be back here hopefully quite often talking to more groups, more people. We are working through the issues in Juneau, and I’m pretty positive right now.”

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