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Twin Cities-Duluth passenger rail backers propose $99M to kick-start line

Jan 25, 2023 10:44AM ● By Content Editor
Photo: Lucas Gallone

By Alex Derosier - Park Rapids Enterprise - January 23, 2023

If Gov. Tim Walz signed off on that legislation, it would unlock $396 million in matching federal funding for the Northern Lights Express rail service, which advocates say has its best shot yet this year with the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party in control of state government and a $17.6 billion surplus. It would be the first passenger rail connection between Duluth and the Twin Cities since the mid-1980s.

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