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The Twin Cities & Western Railroad handles more than 25,000 cars a year from the region west of the Twin Cities. Its line runs parallel to U.S. Highway 212, and the company also operates the Minnesota Prairie Line. (Tribune file photo)

Light rail proposal still carries costly alternative freight route for TC & W

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GLENCOE — Hennepin County is looking to build a 14-mile-long, light rail line from Eden Prairie to downtown Minneapolis.


It’s not just prospective riders — from Twins’ fans to suburban workers — who are weighing in on the Southwest Light Rail Transitway.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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