Mayo Clinic expansion boosts talk of high-speed rail

"With the Mayo Clinic poised to grow its footprint in southeastern Minnesota over the next 20 years, there's renewed discussion on a proposed high-speed passenger rail service between the Twin Cities and Rochester," writes MPR News reporter Elizabeth Baier on the Statewide blog.

We'll look at the prospects for high-speed rail now that the Minnesota Legislature has approved funding for the Mayo Clinic expansion.

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