November 24, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald
One of the busiest airline travel days of the year went smoothly at Grand Forks International Airport on Wednesday. There was one oddity, however. Using a bullhorn, a protester outside urged arriving passengers to join in “National Opt Out Day,” a national movement against the use of body scanners. The problem? Grand Forks is not one of the 68 U.S. airports that have a scanner. When the metal detector at airport security checkpoints is activated, the only option is a pat-down. There’s no choice.