Anoka County pulls out of Duluth-Twin Cities rail line

Organizers of the Northern Lights Express say they're disappointed Anoka County is pulling out of the rail line between Duluth and the Twin Cities. But they say it won't kill the project. Plans call for engineering work to begin this summer.
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Organizers of the Northern Lights Express say they're disappointed Anoka County is pulling out of the rail line between Duluth and the Twin Cities. But they say it won't kill the project. Plans call for engineering work to begin this summer.

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