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Several years ago, it was bought by Canadian Pacific, and the number of trains per day rose to 24. Still, we could live with that. Last fall, the number of trains rose to 26 to 28 per day, according to the Department of Transportation.
What I fear is that this number will keep going up, with frac sand going north and oil coming south.
In the spring, when the weather allows us to open the doors and windows, whenever the train goes by, we must pause the television, stop talking with friends or family, and tell people on the phone we’ll call them back. The noise is overwhelming. And I dare anyone to sleep at night when the whistle blows.
If this is also affecting you, please contact your state and federal representatives. There is strength in numbers.
Al Muller, Maple Lake, Minn.
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