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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Wisconsin Reader’s View: Encourage leaders to support NLX

By Jason Serck, Superior, Duluth News Tribune; April 11, 2019 I congratulate Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers for moving forward with…

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Wisconsin Department Of Transportation aims to double frequency of Amtrak service through state

By Chris Lueneburg, Channel 3000; April 10, 2019 PORTAGE, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s plan to increase regional…

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Optimism for second train grows after 2nd WisARP meeting in Portage, Wisconsin

By NOAH VERNAU, Portage Daily Register; April 3, 2019 Those hoping for a second daily Amtrak train traveling across Wisconsin…

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Minnesota Opinion: Continue studying passenger rail to Twin Ports

From The Editorial Board, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Duluth News Tribune; March 29, 2019 Minnesota lawmakers should get on board with…

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Andrew Selden’s Rail Odyssey: A great circle tour of the American West on Amtrak trains

By Andrew Selden; March 24, 2019 In late February my wife and I undertook a three-week, 5,800-mile, great circle loop…

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St. Paul, Minnesota to Chicago high-speed rail plans scrapped in favor of a second, slower train

By Bob Shaw, Pioneer Press, March 21, 2019 Advocates for high-speed rail to Chicago are now adopting a less ambitious…

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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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Minnesota: Rail from Duluth to Twin Cities intrigues Amtrak

By Brady Slater, Duluth News Tribune; March 10, 2019 Amtrak’s flirtation with the proposed Northern Lights Express is intensifying. For…

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Minnesota: County Board backs 2nd Twin Cities-to-Chicago train

By Rachel Fergus, Red Wing Republican Eagle; March 8, 2019 The Great River Rail Commission has a simple goal: install…

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Bill introduced in Minnesota legislature to study passenger rail on Dan Patch Line

By Christine Schuster, Savage Pacer; March 6, 2019 A bill introduced by local legislators would authorize a feasibility study for…

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Minnesota: Passenger or driver? Some prefer others taking the wheel for Twin Cities commute

By John Lundy, Duluth News Tribune; March 3, 2019 Claire Kirch could drive her own car on trips from Duluth…

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Empire Builder Route: Economic benefits of a second daily train between Chicago and Twin Cities revealed

From Global Railway Review; March 1, 2019 The Rail Passengers Association recently issued its Impacts From A Second Train To…

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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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New name, same Minnesota goal: Great River Rail Commission to continue second train advocacy

From The Winona Daily News; February 21, 2019 One of the leading voices on passenger rail in Minnesota has a…

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Wisconsin: Railroad boosters seek additional Amtrak passenger service through region

By NOAH VERNAU, Reporter, Portage Daily Register; February 15, 2019 Now’s the time to sell lawmakers on the idea of…

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Minnesota: Competing proposals push to expand Northstar rail to St. Cloud, Little Falls

By Nora G. Hertel, Saint Cloud Times; February 14, 2019 ST. CLOUD — Commuters between the Twin Cities and St. Cloud…

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Minnesota: Rail from Duluth to Twin Cities draws closer look from Amtrak

By Brady Slater, Duluth News Tribune; February 13, 2019 The country’s largest interstate passenger rail provider was in Duluth last…

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Minnesota: Talks Continue for Duluth-Minneapolis Rail Line

By Arman Rahman, Fox 21; February 10, 2019 DULUTH, Minn.- Talks are continuing to move forward for a passenger rail…

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New Minnesota coalition pushes Legislature for public transit money

By Janet Moore, Star Tribune; December 12, 2018 A new coalition at the State Capitol is pushing for more money…

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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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Minnesota: $2 billion Minneapolis-Eden Prairie light-rail project cleared to begin construction

By Staff, Pioneer Press; November 14, 2018 A federal agency has given a key approval to the Southwest Light Rail…

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Minnesota: Ramsey County still hopeful about a second daily passenger train from Chicago to the Twin Cities

By Frederick Melo, Pioneer Press; September 24, 2018 The Ramsey County Board of Commissioners remains optimistic that 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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Group pushes for more Fargo, North Dakota-to-Chicago passenger rail service

By Dave Olson, Grand Forks Herald; September 15, 2018 FARGO — Expanded daytime passenger train service from Fargo to Chicago…

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