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Railroad crossings staying open

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The Perham City Council and Township weren't swayed by efforts to close two railroad crossings within city and township limits, despite arguments made by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railroad.

The issue arose when MnDOT designated the 450th and 425th Street crossings as "high-risk," based on a formula used by the department that measures traffic use and accident history, among other factors.

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