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Peterson named 2007 chair for Rail Authority

Washington County District 4 Commissioner Myra Peterson has returned as 2007 Chair for the Washington County Regional Rail Authority.

Peterson, who represents the southwestern corner of Washington County, which includes Cottage Grove, has served as chair since 1999. District 1 Commissioner Dennis Hegberg returns as vice chair. Hegberg represents the northern portion of Washington County.

The Washington County Regional Railroad Authority is charged with the preservation and improvement of local rail service for agriculture, industry, and passenger traffic and provides for the preservation of abandoned rail right-of-way for future transportation uses.