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Gov. Mark Dayton (left) and Red Wing Mayor Dan Bender listen during a Tuesday meeting at the Red Wing Public Library on rail safety. (Republican Eagle photo by Danielle Killey)

Locals talk rail safety specifics

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Locals were ready with their ideas and concerns when Gov. Mark Dayton visited Red Wing Tuesday with state representatives and officials to talk about oil train safety.


From requests for more training to changing penalties for rail company violations, attendees from Red Wing, Goodhue County, Wabasha County and other nearby areas offered many specific suggestions during the meeting, the third the governor has held throughout the state on the topic.

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Danielle Killey
Danielle Killey is the city reporter for the Republican Eagle, where she has worked since 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a journalism degree.
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