My Sunday column described the arrival of the last train hauling coal from Wyoming's Powder River Basin to Xcel Energy's Black Dog power plant in Burnsville, ahead of its conversion to a natural gas burning operation. The change will mean 4 to 8 fewer trains each month rolling through Dakota County.
I should mention here that an earlier version of the story described these as "boxcars." They are hopper cars. This I have learned.
It's lights, camera, action on Thursday for the Woody Harrelson movie "Wilson," on location at the state prison in Stillwater. But the Department of Corrections' ban on cameras means the film crew won't be allowed inside.