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Upgrades planned for NR railroad crossings

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Five of New Richmond's Wisconsin Central Ltd. railroad crossings will be upgraded with flashing LED lights by 2011.

The crossings are adequate for the time being, but because it's hard to see approaching trains at some of those crossings, the railroad must install LED flashing lights and gates to warn motorists and ensure public safety, according to a document filed with the state Office of the Commissioner of Railroads (OCR).

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Jackie Grumish
Jackie Grumish has been a reporter with the New Richmond News since 2008. She holds degrees in journalism and fine art from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. Before coming to New Richmond, Jackie worked as the city government reporter at a daily newspaper in Aberdeen, S.D. 
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