Rolling Press Conference This Weekend To Raise Awareness About NLX

Friday, December 7th, 2012 at 7:48 am

Students from the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG) in Duluth and the Twin Cities have joined forces to host a “Rolling Press Conference” in order to raise awareness about the proposed Northern Lights Express high-speed rail between Duluth and Minneapolis.

Please join them and other community members at one or more of their stops this Saturday, December 8, 2012:

9:45 a.m. Duluth Depot with Congressman-elect Rick Nolan, St. Louis County Director of Intergovernmental Affairs John Ongaro, and UMD Student Jason Reid

12:30 p.m. Hinckley Fire Museum with Pine County Commissioner Doug Carlson, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Representative Diane Gibbs, and students from UMD

1 p.m. St. Paul Union Depot with Representative Frank Hornstein, Twin Cities MPIRG Member and Environmental Task Force Leader Kristen Peterson, and Macalester MPIRG Co-chair Nicholas Matzke

3 p.m. Foley Blvd Metro Transit Park and Ride Ramp in Coon Rapids, site of potential NLX station, with students and NLX supporters

For more information, contact MPIRG. Call Brian for the Duluth and Hinckley press conferences at (218) 390-3096, or call Dakotah for the St. Paul and Coon Rapids events at (715) 379-2541.

MPIRG is a grassroots, non-partisan, nonprofit, student-directed organization that empowers and trains students and engages the community to take collective action in the public interest.

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