U.S., Minnesota: Study offers ways to connect Northstar rail to St. Cloud

By Janet Moore, Minneapolis Star Tribune, August 11, 2020 Connecting the Northstar commuter rail line from Target Field to St.…

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U.S., Minnesota: Northstar route to St. Cloud could take up to 7 years, cost more than $250 million

By Nora G. Hertel, St. Cloud Times; August 5, 2020 ST. PAUL — It may cost between $36 million and $257 million…

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U.S., Minnesota: NLX project leaders request $40 million in state funding

By Kaitlyn Moffett, KBJR 6 NBC; February 10, 2020 DULUTH, MN — A project years in the making aims to…

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Willmar rail connector project is starting to take shape, Minnesota Department Of Transportation says

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 7, 2019 Construction has begun on a rail connector and industrial access project involving BNSF…

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Great River Rail Commission Members Marie Kovecsi and Paul Schollmeier: Spring — a time for action on passenger rail at the Minnesota Capitol

By Marie Kovecsi and Paul Schollmeier, Winona Daily News; April 15, 2019 Winona is one of the oldest communities in…

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Wye construction set to begin in west Willmar, Minnesota

By Shelby Lindrud, West Central Tribune; April 4, 2019 WILLMAR — After over five years of meetings, plans and agreements,…

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Supporters rally in St. Paul for more passenger rail in Minnesota

By Staff, Brainerd Dispatch; March 14, 2019 The passenger rail advocacy group All Aboard Minnesota conducted a rally for more…

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Amtrak official on proposed Duluth, Minnesota train: ‘We’re going to deliver’

By Brady Slater, Duluth News Tribune; March 11, 2019 The three women arrived and sat together among more than 50…

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Could passenger rail be coming back to Brainerd and Greater Minnesota? Advocacy group invites Brainerd man to commuter railroad rally in St. Paul

By Gabriel LaGarde, Brainerd Dispatch; February 27, 2019 Activists are making another push for more passenger rail in Greater Minnesota—and…

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Second daily train from St. Paul, Minnesota to Chicago likely; high-speed rail prospects stalled

By Ryan Faircloth, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Brainerd Dispatch; December 1, 2018 ST. PAUL — Plans for a second daily…

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Empire Builder route: Additional Twin Cities-Chicago rail service viable, study finds

By Janet Moore, Star Tribune; September 23, 2018 Adding a second daily passenger train between St. Paul’s Union Depot and…

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How Minnesota is Transforming Itself into a Rail Star

By Jacob Wallace, Summer By Rail; July 14, 2018 Rafael Ortega is not the sort of man you’d expect to…

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Winona, Minnesota City Council Member Paul Schollmeier: Support needed for second train to Chicago

Opinion by Paul Schollmeier, Winona Daily News; March 22, 2018 As Winona develops into a center for the arts and…

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Minnesota: Northern Lights Express project cleared to seek funding

From The Duluth News Tribune; March 7, 2018 Having cleared a pair of environmental hurdles recently, the proposed half-billion-dollar passenger…

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State Legislators Hausman, Slocum: Minnesota should accept federal funding for passenger rail

By Alice Hausman and Linda Slocum, Pioneer Press; February 22, 2018 Passenger rail connects people to places, providing an efficient,…

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