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December 2, 2011

Letter: Don’t dismiss high-speed rail on cost alone

By Mystery User

Likely costing over a billion dollars, no one can doubt that the proposed Rochester to Twin Cities high-speed rail link would be a hefty public investment. However, it would be ill-conceived to dismiss the proposal on price-tag alone… road accidents are the number one cause of death by accidental injury to children worldwide…We also shouldn’t […]

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Tags: Zip Rail


November 22, 2011

Our View: Great leaders are realistic — and visionary,

By Mystery User

Now that the Minnesota Department of Transportation has officially designated the so-called “river route” as its choice for a possible high-speed rail line linking Minneapolis and Chicago, it would be easy to second-guess those who have lobbied for a route through Rochester…But that doesn’t mean Rochester, Olmsted County, Mayo Clinic and everyone else involved in […]

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November 22, 2011

Zip Rail gets boost despite plans for high-speed river route

By Mystery User

Local officials trumpeted their work Friday to begin early planning for a Rochester-Twin Cities high-speed rail corridor, prompted by the announcement earlier this week of the state’s choice of a route for enhanced passenger rail service along the Mississippi River, which left out Rochester. Post-Bulletin, 11/20/11 Additional rail coverage: Post-Bulletin

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Tags: rail, Zip Rail


November 18, 2011

Our View: Great leaders are realistic — and visionary

By Mystery User

Now that the Minnesota Department of Transportation has officially designated the so-called “river route” as its choice for a possible high-speed rail line linking Minneapolis and Chicago, it would be easy to second-guess those who have lobbied for a route through Rochester…But that doesn’t mean Rochester, Olmsted County, Mayo Clinic and everyone else involved in […]

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October 24, 2011

Rail line makes more sense than stadium

By Mystery User

The overall cost to drive U.S. 52 is over $1 billion a year. The Zip Rail would have 1.8 million passengers a year. Estimated cost of Zip Rail, $970 million, same as the stadium. Passengers will have productive hours on the train — and get to their destination sooner and safer. Rochester will have more […]

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September 21, 2011

Olmsted County seeking $15 million for Zip Rail

By Mystery User

Gov. Mark Dayton reiterated his support on Monday for a high-speed rail line from Rochester to the Twin Cities. The boost comes as Olmsted County officials are seeking $15 million from the state to help design the rail line. Speaking at a news conference at St. Paul’s Union Depot Station with U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray […]

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September 20, 2011

President’s jobs bill includes $4 billion for rail; Rochester route touted

By Mystery User

Surrounded by construction workers in hard hats, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said on Monday the passage of the president’s jobs bill would mean $4 billion for high-speed rail projects like a proposed line from Rochester to the Twin Cities. “There is an enormous amount of money, billions of dollars for roads and bridges and […]

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March 17, 2010

A New Way to Zap Away Uterine Fibroids

By Mystery User

Focused ultrasound is an effective way to get rid of uterine fibroids, the noncancerous but troublesome tumors that can grow inside the uterus, new research shows…   In the study, researchers from the Mayo Clinic treated 119 women with focused ultrasound. One year after the treatment, 74 percent of women said their improvement of symptoms […]

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Tags: Dr. Gina Hesley, uterine fibroids


March 15, 2010

Rail bypass called ‘uphill battle from the start’

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Rochester area lawmakers squared off Friday on a proposed freight rail bypass and a $1 billion public works bill during a luncheon forum…   The bypass was ranked as the top legislative priority for Mayo Clinic and Olmsted County. The clinic is concerned that increased freight traffic so close to the clinic poses a major […]

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Tags: rail bypass


February 9, 2010

Will a Rochester freight rail project get stopped in its tracks?

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

A proposed freight rail bypass project in the Rochester area is creating a stir at the Capitol.  At issue is an $8 million bonding request for pre-design of the Southern Rail Corridor project, which would carry freight traffic around Rochester, possibly on a 48.3-mile route south of the city from Dodge Center to the Eyota […]

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Tags: freight rail, southern rail cooridor


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