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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Minnesota: Renderings shed new light on proposed Northern Lights Express project

By Jessie Slater, CBS 3 Duluth; April 30, 2019 DULUTH, MN– 12 years ago,  the idea to connect the Twin…

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West Central Wisconsin Rail Coalition plans ‘on track’ for bringing passenger train through the area

By Gretta Stark, Hudson Star-Observer; April 30, 2019 A group of people filled the River Falls Public Library’s lower level…

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Mark Peterson Opinion: Second Train will benefit Winona, Minnesota

By Mark Peterson, Winona Daily News; April 19, 2019 Those of you who know me well are aware of my…

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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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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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