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Amtrak Resuming Service At Union Depot

The tracks at Union Depot in downtown St. Paul have been quiet for 43 years, so it’s big news that Amtrak is resuming passenger service again.

05/07/2014

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Best Train Trips In The USA

Train trips may take longer, but they are more affordable than flying and they offer unique glimpses of America’s vast countryside.

03/25/2014

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ND Oil, Freight Shipments Detour Amtrak Trains

The ice fishing in northeast North Dakota is the best it’s been in two decades, but some anglers can’t make it because trains handling freight and crude from the state’s oil patch are displacing Amtrak passenger service.

02/09/2014

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Trucker Dies, Train Passengers Hurt In Crash

A trucker died and several passengers were injured when a semi collided with an Amtrak train in central Minnesota. Donald Ray Hedlund Sr., 57, of Bemidji, failed to stop his tractor-trailer at a railroad crossing near Motley about 2:30 p.m. Friday, the Todd County sheriff’s office said.

12/08/2013

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Amtrak Line Set To Reopen After Flooding

Many flood-related passenger train disruptions are expected to end once Amtrak reopens a 1,000-mile stretch of its most popular cross-country line.

07/15/2011

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Amtrak To Restore Full Empire Builder Route

Amtrak plans to restore its full route between Chicago and the Pacific Northwest next week.

07/14/2011

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Meeting Held In DC To Discuss Amtrak Woes

U.S. Sens. Kent Conrad and John Hoeven says BNSF Railway and Amtrak each have pledged to pay one-third of the cost of saving track threatened by flooding in northeast North Dakota.

06/15/2011

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Amtrak Empire Builder Line Still Disrupted

Flooding-related problems in North Dakota continue to disrupt Amtrak passenger rail service between Minnesota and the Pacific Northwest.

06/10/2011

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Pawlenty Proposes Three-Tier Income Tax System

Republican Tim Pawlenty was set to propose an economic policy Tuesday that would simplify individual tax rates to just three options and cut taxes on business by more than half as he offered himself as a replacement to Barack Obama in the Democratic president’s hometown.

06/06/2011

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Amtrak Service Disrupted By N.D. Flooding

Flooding in the Devils Lake basin in northeast North Dakota is affecting Amtrak service between St. Paul, Minn., and Spokane, Wash.

06/01/2011

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MN Man Pleads Guilty To False Threat To Amtrak Train

A Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to making a threat that led to the evacuation of an Amtrak train in northern Montana in February.

04/26/2011

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Minn. Man Charged With Threat To Amtrak Train Arraigned

A Minnesota man charged with making a threat that led to the evacuation of an Amtrak train in northern Montana pleaded not guilty to federal charges of false information and hoaxes.

03/17/2011

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Minn. Man’s Threats Cause Amtrak Evacuation

An unruly passenger who was removed from an Amtrak train later made a threat that led to the train’s evacuation, an Amtrak official said Tuesday.

02/16/2011