Search is on for rail congestion cure

October 1, 2014

A soybean farmer from southwestern Minnesota and an official of a taconite mine in the northeast, and more than a dozen others, came to the same conclusion: Significant railroad delays throughout the Upper Midwest are hurting nearly everyone in business.

Bill Gordon, who farms near Worthington, told a joint meeting of five Minnesota legislative committees Tuesday that the state should consider allowing heavier trucks on Minnesota roads and shippers should make more use of Duluth’s harbor to ease a crush on railroads.

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