Northstar

• Lawmakers hear from farmers, steel  industry, Amtrak, power companies about delays on lines by Jim Boyle Editor The topic of train congestion pulled into the Minnesota Capitol on Tuesday. Lawmakers, including Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, R-Big Lake, sat through a 4 1/2-hour joint Minnesota House and Senate hearing Sept. 30 on Minnesota’s rail system, railroad […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Elk River Police were called to two car versus train accidents in two days this week, and amazingly no one was injured or killed. The first one happened at about 7 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 17 when a 33-year-old Big Lake woman and her 15-month-old son slid on the tracks and […]

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• Some passengers getting the most of the free connection   by Laura Marrinan Murphy News Service Metro Transit has added onboard Wi-Fi to Northstar train routes. While some commuters are sticking with magazines and books, others are getting the most out of the free service. The network is typically accessed by between 25 to […]

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Metro Transit and BNSF Railway have teamed up to offer free rides on select Northstar commuter rail trips this Friday and Saturday in exchange for donations to Toys for Tots. The morning of Friday, Dec. 14, U.S. Marines and BNSF employees who operate Northstar will be on hand at Target Field Station to accept donations […]

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