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Routine repairs are scheduled later this summer for the railroad crossing on County Road 14 in downtown Miltona. Flashing lights and gates were added in 1991 following a school bus and train collision in November 1990 in which two people died. (Echo Press photo by Crystal Dey)

You shall not pass...without safety precautions

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The railroad crossing two miles north of Miltona on County State Aid Highway (CSAH)36 will be receiving substantial safety upgrades at no cost to Douglas County.


Soo Line Railroad Company, doing business as Canadian Pacific Railway, has entered into an agreement with Douglas County to install new flashing light signals with gates, constant warning circuitry and LED lenses at the site.

Presently, stop-signs are the only safety precaution.

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Crystal Dey

Crystal Dey is a staff reporter for the Echo Press. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey worked for newspapers in North Dakota, Florida and Connecticut before returning to her home state to join the Echo Press in October 2011. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Staff Reporter Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.

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