Railway obligations under dispute

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Aug 30, 2013 at 5:40 am

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Canadian Pacific Railway Limited says it has met its obligations from the 2007 purchase of the Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad.

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard (DOO'-gahrd) earlier asked the federal Surface Transportation Board to look into whether CP has lived up to its promises as it seeks a buyer for the former DM and E line west of Tracy, Minnesota.

CP spokesman Ed Greenberg says the company told the STB that it not only met its $300 million obligations but made an additional $100 million in improvements to enhance safety and efficiency.

But Matt Konenkamp in the governor's office says CP is counting money from other projects that didn't help the DM and E track.

CP announced in December it was looking into selling 660 miles of track in South Dakota, Minnesota, Wyoming and Nebraska.

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