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BNSF expects train traffic to resume to typical levels in coming week

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If it’s the sound of a train horn or the rumbling of coal cars moving along the BNSF Railway line, there’s a reason for that.


Recently, there have been fewer coal trains running through the Brainerd area because of customers’ scheduled facility maintenance, said Amy McBeth, BNSF spokeswoman.

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Renee Richardson
Richardson is a Pacelli High School graduate from Austin, Minn., who earned an applied science degree from the University of Minnesota, Waseca, with an emphasis in horse management. She worked extensively in the resort industry. She received an associate’s degree from Central Lakes College, where she was editor of the Westbank Journal student newspaper, as well as a summer intern at the Dispatch. She graduated from St. Cloud State University summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and interned at the St. Cloud Times covering business while attending SCSU. She's been with the Brainerd Dispatch since 1996.
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