Boondoggle Winning

Its good money if you can find someone to steal it from.

The two-year-old Northstar commuter rail line is about to arrive in the city of Ramsey.

Final approval is expected Wednesday to build a $13.2 million station in Ramsey that Anoka County and city officials expect to open in about a year, Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin confirmed Tuesday.

The Counties Transit Improvement Board was to meet Wednesday morning, with the final funding piece for the Ramsey Northstar Station its primary agenda, said McLaughlin, chairman of the Hennepin County Regional Rail Authority. The state already has committed $4 million to the project, the city of Ramsey has pledged $3.6 million and the Counties Transit Improvement Board is expected to finalize its $3 million contribution. Anoka County and the Metropolitan Council are contributing $1.3 million apiece.

Such a waste of money.

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