http://www.mn-getonboard.org/overview.html is the site to view about the NorthStar Commuter Rail from Big Lake, Minnesota to downtown Minneapolis. Check it out. If you are one of the people living in these areas--Big Lake, Elk River, Anoka, Coon Rapids, and anywhere close--you are ready to trim your commute time and headaches down to a minimum. The train is scheduled to open fall of 2009 and has received full funding to go full steam ahead. You will now be able to go from Big Lake, MN all the way to the airport via commuter train.
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