U.S.: Transit officials consider future of Minnesota’s Northstar rail line

By Janet Moore, Minneapolis Star Tribune; October 15, 2020 After several dozen passengers boarded the 4:27 p.m. Northstar Thursday at…

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U.S., Minnesota: More trains, more options

A Letter to the Editor of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune from Corridor Rail Development Corporation Executive Chairman James E. Coston; October…

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U.S.: Feds give Wisconsin-Minnesota rail project $31 Million grant

By Scott McClallen, The Center Square; October 1, 2020 (The Center Square) – The federal government chose the joint Wisconsin-Minnesota…

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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 Local View: Don’t give up on Northern Lights Express, a better option than I-35

By James Patrick Buchanan, Duluth News Tribune; July 9, 2020 After reading the July 1, 2019, letter, “Give up on…

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U.S., Wisconsin: Passenger train study to possibly start next week

By Katrina Lim, WQOW ABC News 18; June 25, 2020 Eau Claire (WQOW) – A major milestone is happening to…

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U.S., Wisconsin: Eau Claire City Council to consider shuttle service to Amtrak in Tomah

By Victoria Saha, WAOW News 9 ABC; February 22, 2020 Eau Claire (WQOW) – Traveling to larger cities might get easier…

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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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U.S., Minnesota: Duluth leaders try to fire up legislators on passenger rail to Minneapolis

By Brooks Johnson, Star Tribune; December 12, 2019 DULUTH – Mary Murphy isn’t looking for a time machine when she…

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Minnesota: Northern Lights Express supporters lobby in Washington, D.C.

By Staff, Duluth News Tribune; November 12, 2019 Supporters of the proposed passenger train connecting Minneapolis and Duluth were in…

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Wisconsin: Another way to bring everyone together

By Jason Schulte, Baldwin Bulletin; November 1, 2019 When the new St. Croix River Crossing bridge came to fruition after…

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Amtrak denies claim by Minnesota rail group of plan to replace some trains with buses

By Brad Williams, WIZM Newstalk; October 9, 2019 Amtrak is denying a claim from a railroad advocacy group that the…

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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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St. Paul Union Depot, transit hub and event center, is fully leased and saw 1 million visitors in 2018

By Shannon Prather, Minneapolis Star Tribune; October 5, 2019 Seven years after the Union Depot’s pricey renovation, Ramsey County leaders…

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Opinion – Amtrak state of mind: What if America took its train system seriously?

By Katie Wilson, Crosscut; September 6, 2019 I don’t often get out of Seattle, but this summer I rode the…

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Community optimistic Northstar rail could finally come to St. Cloud, Minnesota

By Rob Olson, FOX 9 KMSP; September 4, 2019 ST. CLOUD, Minn. (FOX 9) – It derailed nearly a decade…

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Wisconsin: Improving the connection: Work ongoing to enhance Amtrak service from Milwaukee to Chicago

By Alex Zank, Biz Times Milwaukee Business News; August 5, 2019 Joe Daufenbach was sitting in the Milwaukee Intermodal Station…

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Minnesota: Boosters of second Twin Cities-Chicago train undeterred despite budget snub

By Janet Moore, Star Tribune; July 5, 2019 Rail ad­vo­cates re­main optimistic that a second daily Am­trak train could be…

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In transit: Life on the Northstar train today and a look at its tomorrow in Minnesota

By Nora G. Hertel, St. Cloud Times; June 21, 2019 The first Northstar commuter train left Big Lake 10 minutes…

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Wisconsin: Eau Claire-St. Paul passenger rail could be closer to reality

By Samantha Wensel, WQOW 18 ABC; June 13, 2019 Eau Claire (WQOW) — The dream for a passenger train from Eau…

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Amtrak’s Empire Builder route turns 90

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 12, 2019 Amtrak yesterday marked the 90th anniversary of the Empire Builder route, which travels…

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Wisconsin: Chippewa Valley Eyeing Private-Public Partnership For Passenger Rail

By John Davis, Wisconsin Public Radio; June 12, 2019 The Chippewa Valley is taking a different approach to bringing passenger…

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Minnesota – On pins and needles: Duluth to Twin Cities rail proponents awaiting funding

By Brady Slater, Duluth News Tribune; May 23, 2019 Advocates for a proposed $550-million passenger rail line between the Twin…

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Minnesota: Northstar maintenance facility gets $4M upgrade

By Brian Johnson, Finance & Commerce; May 2, 2019 A Northstar Commuter Rail maintenance facility in Big Lake is undergoing…

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