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Dan Krom, director of the Minnesota Department of Transportation Office of Passenger Rail, speaks to advocates of a high-speed rail corridor between St. Paul and Chicago at St. Paul's Union Depot Wednesday. "The demand is there," he said of the project.

Rail advocates look to Tuesday election

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ST. PAUL -- Advocates of a high-speed rail line connecting St. Paul and Chicago have long sought completion for the project within the decade.

But some say those predictions, echoed here at a "High-Speed Rail Summit" Wednesday, are clouded by the upcoming election and what it could mean for garnering needed state and federal funding for the project.

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