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While not by rail, oil does move through Bemidji; Lakehead pipeline system carries millions of barrels daily

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BEMIDJI — Two million barrels of crude oil go right past Bemidji every day — just not by rail.

When train cars carrying Bakken crude reach Grand Forks, N.D., they’re diverted south toward Fargo instead of following the BNSF track through Bemidji on to the Twin Ports. No oil trains go through Bemidji on a regular basis, according to MNDOT officials.
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