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  • Anoka County Pulls Out of Proposed ‘High Speed’ Twin Cities-Duluth Passenger Train Line

         It's no longer all aboard among the local governments attempting to rev up support for a ‘high speed’ rail line from the Twin Cities to Duluth.  The Anoka County Regional Rail Authority today voted 4-3 to get off the Northern Lights Express (NLX) and withdraw from the Minneapolis-Duluth/Superior Passenger Rail Alliance, effective in 90 days. “We have taken a look at the information and frankly, we are not willing to gamble with the taxpayers’ dollars on a passenger rail ...

  • Hundreds of Millions of Tax Dollars Spent to Get Kids to Walk and Bike to School

    Not so long ago, kids walked and biked to their neighborhood school as a matter of course.  Now, there’s a federal government program that spends hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to prod students and parents to do what used to be second nature:  bike and walk to school.

  • Stimulus Funding for Controversial Wind Farm Up in Air

    An initiative led by Congressman John Kline (MN-R) would do more than terminate the federal stimulus renewable energy program that funded the bankrupt $535 million notorious Solyndra solar power project. If successful, it would also knock the wind out of a key funding source for one of the nation’s most controversial wind projects.

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