Mpls.-to-Duluth rail price tag climbs to $1 billion

From Strib: Mpls.-to-Duluth rail price tag climbs to $1 billion Calling at Coon-Rapids/Foley, Cambridge, Hinckley, Sandstone, and Superior. A maximum speed of 110 mph.

By PAUL LEVY, Star Tribune
Last update: November 29, 2009 – 10:48 PM
The cost of the proposed high-speed Northern Lights Express rail line from Minneapolis to Duluth has gone up — way up — to nearly $1 billion, according to state officials.
Even the more conservative estimate of $615 million recently advanced by supporters of the rail line is nearly double last year’s $360 million price tag.