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RR quiet zone may yet come this year

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Detroit Lakes officials hope to implement a "whistle-free zone" on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad corridor by the end of the year -- but that timeline depends on how negotiations go with the railroad and the Federal Railroad Administration.

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"We're going to silence the train whistles, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from County Road 54 by Hidden Hills ... they'll start again by the Airport Road," said Detroit Lakes community Development Director Larry Remmen.

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