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WILLMAR -- Local legislators noticed something odd in a new map of future rail proposed in Minnesota -- none of the highest priority lines were in west central or southwestern Minnesota.

When the Minnesota Department of Transportation Freight and Passenger Rail Plan was released Thursday, State Rep. Al Juhnke, DFL-Willmar, made note of the problems he saw in the plan and sent off a short e-mail letter about it.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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