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FNS Photo by John Stennes The Amtrak depot in Devils Lake has sat unused since early January, when Amtrak suspended Empire Builder service between Fargo and Minot. Without train service and currently witout passenger airline service until June, connecting with the rest of the world has become a logistical and economic headache.

Repairing broken links to the world: Devils Lake looks forward to restored rail service, air service

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DEVILS LAKE — A century ago, a local newspaper, the Devils Lake World, boasted of the community’s connections with places far and wide.


While that may have been something of an exaggeration, people living in the Devils Lake Basin today might welcome such optimism, because connecting with the rest of the world has become a major logistical and economic headache.

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Kevin Bonham
Kevin Bonham covers news from northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota 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 nearly 30 years. 
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