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Amtrak route

Study looks at reviving Amtrak line through North Dakota, Minnesota

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Thirty years ago this month, an Amtrak route servicing Minnesota and southern North Dakota was shut down. Now, a new government study raises the possibility of reviving it.

North Dakota officials say they'd like to see the North Coast Hiawatha route come back, though there's a potentially billion-dollar obstacle that, for now, makes it a daunting task.

And even if that hurdle is passed, active train service would still be years away.

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