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BNSF railway will increase speed limit from this point in Devils Lake for 1.4 miles through town from 30 to 60 mph effective Friday. Resident Ed Fischer who lives in the tan house on the right, is concerned the higher speed will increase the threat of accidents. Photo by Kevin Bonham.

BNSF officials plan to move forward with doubling train speeds in Devils Lake

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DEVILS LAKE — Ed Fischer isn’t surprised that BNSF Railway balked Monday at postponing Friday’s scheduled doubling of speeds — from 30 to 60 mph — of some freight trains traveling through town to consider local safety concerns.


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Kevin Bonham
Kevin Bonham covers regional news, mostly from northeast North Dakota, for the Grand Forks Herald. A North Dakota native who grew up in Mandan and Dickinson, he has been a reporter or an editor with the Herald and Forum Communications for more than 30 years. Find his articles at: He welcomes story ideas via email,, or by phone, (701) 780-1110.  
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