The Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced that Marshall and Windom are among eight Minnesota cities that will be receiving grants to improve railway service near their communities.

  • Heartland Corn Products (Winthrop) – $1 million to expand and improve the efficiency of a railyard.
  • Archer Daniels Midland (Marshall) – $1.87 million for a new loadout building and equipment along with a new track connection to existing rail infrastructure.

The eight cities will receive a total of $6.5 million in funding. MnDOT received 16 applications requesting a total of $18.9 million for rail service improvement projects for this round of MRSI funding. Other projects and amounts awarded are:

  • Minnesota Commercial Railroad (Roseville) – $301,000 to upgrade a stretch of track to safely accommodate heavier railcars.
  • Progressive Rail (Rosemount, Eagan) – $609,000 to extend an existing track interchange to accommodate new business.
  • City of Newfolden – $600,000 to replace an existing rail crossing bridge structure as part of a flood prevention project.
  • Duluth Seaway Port Authority (Duluth) – $1.2 million to modernize and upgrade rail and switches.
  • Twin Cities and Western Railroad (Eden Prairie) – $690,000 to improve and expand rail access at an unloading/loading facility site.
  • American Crystal Sugar (East Grand Forks) – $270,000 for a new rail spur track that provides storage for rail cars for bulk and packaged products and improve rail movement.