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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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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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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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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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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Wisconsin Rail Enthusiasts Keep Pursuing East-West Regional Train

By Chuck Quirmbach, WUWM 89.7; February 13, 2019 The Wisconsin Association of Railroad Passengers, a railroad passengers group with nearly…

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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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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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All aboard: Plan calls for passenger rail between St. Paul, Minnesota and Eau Claire, Wisconsin

By Janet Moore, Star Tribune; June 19, 2018 Earlier this spring, a group of boosters gathered in Eau Claire —…

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West Central Wisconsin: Eau Claire to St. Paul rail line backers upbeat

By Julian Emerson, Leader-Telegram; April 27, 2018 The possibility of a passenger rail line linking Eau Claire with the Twin…

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West Central Wisconsin: Area passenger rail service could benefit elderly population

By Jesse Horne, WEAU NBC 13 News; April 26, 2018 EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) — A train was arriving in…

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Wisconsin Locomotive Commotion: Conference to examine future of rail in region

By Lauren Fisher, Volume One; April 18, 2018 The West Central Wisconsin Rail Coalition has been laying the tracks to…

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West Central Wisconsin Rail Coalition to hold meeting on passenger rail

By K.C. Brown, WEAU NBC 13 News; April 17, 2018 EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) — The West Central Wisconsin Rail…

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