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High-Speed Rail along the River Route

Hastings Rotary Hosts Presentation March 31


The Hastings Rotary Club will host a special presentation addressing high-speed rail along the River Route at its March 31 meeting. Bill Spitzer, past chair of the Minnesota High-Speed Rail Commission and former mayor of St. Charles, MN, and Andru Peters, vice chair of the MN High-Speed Rail Commission and council member of Lake City, MN, will lead the presentation.

Spitzer and Peters will speak about the benefits high-speed rail brings to the region and the efforts to increase passenger rail options between the Twin Cities and Chicago. They will highlight the recent exciting developments with the possibility of adding a second daily round trip passenger train between the major metropolitan areas. They will also will answer questions from Rotary members.

Interview Opportunities:

Please inquire with Bill Spitzer at 507-421-2317 or or Andru Peters at

In addition, Kevin Roggenbuck, project manager (contact info above), can answer technical questions or provide background.


Thursday, March 31, 2015: Meeting at 7:30 a.m.


Green Mill Restaurant 909 Vermillion St. Hastings, MN 55033

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