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October 29, 2009
Region needs a commuter rail plan
Another step in the long development road of returning commuter rail to the Willmar-Twin Cities corridor occurred Wednesday night. A coalition of local, state and national officials held a meeting in Willmar to discuss this very concept -- creating a commuter rail along the existing...
October 29, 2009 - 12:00am
October 27, 2009
Commuter rail will be discussed at Willmar meeting
WILLMAR -- Minnesota's rail plan, and the possibility of developing a commuter rail line on existing tracks in west central Minnesota, will be discussed at a public meeting Wednesday in Willmar. The open house, hosted by national, state and local officials, will be held be from 5...
news / region / local
October 27, 2009 - 12:00am
October 26, 2009
Commuter rail will be discussed at meeting Wednesday in Willmar
WILLMAR -- A proposal to develope a commuter rail line in west central Minnesota will be discussed at a public meeting Wednesday night in Willmar. The open house will be held be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Minnesota Department of Transportation's District 8 headquarters,located at 2505...
news / region / local
October 26, 2009 - 5:57pm
October 16, 2009
Meeker County supports Little Crow Transit Corridor study
LITCHFIELD -- A resolution to study a passenger rail route in west central Minnesota was approved Tuesday by the Meeker County Board of Commissioners. The resolution, which was adopted at the request of Rep. Dean Urdahl, directs the Minnesota Department of Transportation to "continue...
news / region
October 16, 2009 - 12:00am
August 8, 2009
Commentary: Region must work together on rail
During the 1860s, President Abraham Lincoln helped inspire the railroad transportation revolution in America. Then the arrival of a railroad helped develop open west central Minnesota during the late 1800s. This is especially true for the many towns along the Burlington Northern...
August 8, 2009 - 12:00am
July 28, 2009
Midwest governors form high-speed rail group
CHICAGO (AP) -- The governors of eight Midwest states have agreed to set up a steering committee to help with their bid for federal cash to pay for a regional high-speed rail network. The eight states have worked together for months to promote such a system with Chicago as its hub. Illinois...
news / nation
July 28, 2009 - 8:10am
April 8, 2009
MnDOT seeks input on rail and transit plans
MnDOT seeks input on rail and transit plans Public input is being sought for development of a statewide freight and passenger rail plan.
news / local / region / state
April 8, 2009 - 7:18am
January 6, 2009
UPDATE: Superior train accident victim in serious condition
DULUTH - A Superior man whose foot was amputated when he slipped under train wheels Saturday in the Union Pacific rail yard in Itasca remains in serious condition at St. Mary's Medical Center, Duluth. Jeffrey P. Ayotte, 54, a railroad employee, had been involved in switching cars...
news / nation
January 6, 2009 - 11:00am
November 10, 2008
Duluth Passenger Rail Alliance / Twin Cities to Duluth by train in 2 1/2 hours?
A group trying to bring high-speed rail between Duluth and Minneapolis will have to decide whether to build a new, 30-mile section of track north of Sandstone to increase train speeds. The improvement would add an estimated $60 million to $90 million to the current $400 million price...
news / state
November 10, 2008 - 1:00pm
October 16, 2008
Study by Minnesota 2020 urges state lawmakers to get the ball rolling on regional railroad lines
WILLMAR -- Shannon Klint looks forward to the day that a passenger train might take her and her family from the Twin Cities to visit her parents in Willmar. "It would change my life," she said Wednesday morning. Klint took part in a conference call to discuss a new study by Minnesota...
October 16, 2008 - 12:00am