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Northstar rail, buses to give free rides to celebrate opening of new station

Northstar rail and Northstar Link bus services are celebrating the opening of the new $13 million rail station in Ramsey with free rides. The Ramsey Station opens Wednesday, and all stations will offer free rides Wednesday and Thursday.
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Northstar rail and Northstar Link bus services are celebrating the opening of the new $13 million rail station in Ramsey with free rides, the St. Cloud Times reported.

The Ramsey Station opens Wednesday, and all stations will offer free rides Wednesday and Thursday.

The 40-mile Northstar rail service runs between Big Lake and Minneapolis with other stops in Elk River, Anoka, Coon Rapids and Fridley, while the commuter bus service runs between St. Cloud and Big Lake.

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