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Associated Press, Published March 01 2010

Bismarck residents want halt to train whistles near state National Guard headquarters

BISMARCK (AP) — A group of Bismarck residents want North Dakota's Public Service Commission to stop train whistles at a railroad crossing near the state National Guard headquarters.

A new state law says railroads shouldn't sound warning horns at private crossings unless state regulators say it's necessary.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe trains are still sounding their horns at a west Bismarck crossing even though it's considered a private crossing.

Neighborhood resident Jim Christianson says access is limited mostly to people who work at the National Guard's Fraine Barracks. He says the train horns can go quiet with no risk to public safety.

The commission held a public hearing on the matter Monday. It will issue its ruling later.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.