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BRAINERD CITY COUNCIL: City declines to rescind motion, offers incentive to BNSF


The Brainerd City Council declined to reconsider a road vacation decision requested by the BNSF Railway but did offer the railroad a carrot for the future. 

BNSF Railway requested the city reconsider its decision against a street vacation of Front Street. The continuation of Front Street was planned and platted but never constructed in northeast Brainerd. The platted road extends into the rail yard.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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