Letter to the editor: When did Elk River become train yard?

When did Elk River and Big Lake become a train yard for Burlington Northern?

We have lived very near the crossing of County Road 35 and Zebulon for 35 years. We knew we were near a crossing and would have train noise when we bought our home. But now, not only has the train traffic quadrupled, but we have to listen to trains parked for days, engines running and brakes making loud noises. No longer can we have our windows open due to all the noise of lots of train traffic, crossing bells and whistles and now parked trains.

Yes, we could move, but who wants to buy a house near all that noise? — Beth Larson, Elk River