Items Tagged ‘southern rail corridor’

January 21, 2010

Three speak at Rochester rail hearing

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Minnesota’s statewide rail plan took another step toward completion Wednesday with a public hearing conducted simultaneously at 16 locations across the state…   “We like the fact we’re included in the plan,” said Mayo Clinic spokesman Tim Geisler. Mayo lobbied for Rochester to be included as a stop on a high-speed line connecting Chicago to […]

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Tags: Rail hearing, southern rail corridor


January 18, 2010

State bonding bill is a major let down for Rochester

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

For southeastern Minnesota, this state bonding bill is a bummer. There were nearly $100 million in area requests — but only $2 million funded, under Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s $685 million bonding recommendation.   The governor unveiled his bonding proposal Friday at the state Capitol — a prelude to the Minnesota Legislature’s start on Feb. 4. […]

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Tags: southern rail corridor, state bonding bill


September 10, 2009

Mayo’s presence benefits all of us

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

I was appalled by the recent letter to the editor from Kathy King regarding Mayo Clinic.   We all have our opinions, but she is way off on her statements concerning plans for improvements at Rochester International Airport…   I also strongly disagree with her opposition to the effort to make Rochester a medical destination […]

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August 21, 2009

Dodge County comes out against Southern Rail Corridor

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Opposition is hardening against a “southern rail corridor” around Rochester.  Dodge County is now on record against the proposal. Mayo Clinic has been pushing a southern bypass to divert high speed coal trains from going through the middle of Rochester.  Rochester and Olmsted County officials have generally been supporting Mayo’s effort. Informational meetings have been […]

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