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It's back: Minnesota Senate has plan to revive Real ID
Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked
State Fair doughnut fry leads to political fray
Capitol Chatter: A legislative budget primer
Keep or dump MNsure, or is there an alternative?
Berrios focused on claiming spot in Twins' rotation
Peterson's demands too pricy for some NFL teams
Florida offers SD native, Spurs assistant Hammon its head coaching job
State Basketball: CMCS rebounds in consolation bracket
Bears sign QB Sanchez to one-year deal
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Ruth O. Jones
John E. Vold
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
Dave & Vivian Swanson
February 2, 2017
Oil train numbers drop along with oil prices
ST. PAUL — A third as many trains haul North Dakota crude oil across Minnesota as two years ago. Falling oil prices forced a drop in oil...
February 2, 2017 - 5:58pm
December 3, 2016
Willmar wants to preserve at-grade crossing in final railroad bypass design
WILLMAR — When Bruce Peterson, Willmar Planning and Development Services director, met Wednesday with partners of the Willmar Wye project,...
December 3, 2016 - 7:06am
October 17, 2016
Public meeting on Willmar wye Tuesday
WILLMAR — A public meeting on the Willmar Wye rail connector project will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Minnesota Department...
October 17, 2016 - 8:11pm
September 15, 2016
Willmar's pedestrian bridge in need of TLC
WILLMAR—The paint is wearing away, graffiti mars the surface and the approaches to the bridge look a bit like a jungle. The pedestrian...
September 15, 2016 - 7:31pm
July 24, 2016
Rumor of BNSF backing out of Willmar railroad bypass project called 'ludicrous'
WILLMAR—Despite apparent rumors to the contrary, Willmar Planning and Development Director Bruce Peterson said this week, the Willmar railroad...
July 24, 2016 - 10:26pm
May 12, 2016
BNSF stores train engines in Willmar
WILLMAR — It is not out of the ordinary to see long trains in Willmar, some with more than one engine. However, lately there looks to be one...
May 12, 2016 - 11:31pm
May 4, 2016
BNSF train derails in Fargo
WEST FARGO - A cause of a West Fargo train derailment early Wednesday is not known yet. Around 4:30 a.m., police say they received a notification...
May 4, 2016 - 9:13am
April 11, 2016
BNSF says human error caused derailment that spilled ethanol into the Mississippi
Human error caused the November trail derailment that sent more than 20,000 gallons of ethanol into the Mississippi River in Wisconsin, according...
April 11, 2016 - 11:08am
April 3, 2016
County to acquire right of way in rail bypass corridor
WILLMAR — In anticipation of building an overpass to improve traffic safety at the south end of the proposed railroad bypass near Willmar, the Kandiyohi County Board gave the go-ahead last week to start acquiring the right of way. Two separate parcels, totaling about 10 acres, are...
April 3, 2016 - 11:33pm
March 19, 2016
Highway 12 to be rerouted for Willmar railroad bypass project
WILLMAR — U.S. Highway 12 will be rerouted south of its current location from approximately Seventh Avenue Northwest to just past Kandiyohi County Road 5, as part of the Willmar railroad bypass project. The decision was made about two weeks ago, after representatives from the...
March 19, 2016 - 12:10am
February 23, 2016
Open house about wye set for Thursday
WILLMAR — The Minnesota Department of Transportation will hold an open house on the Willmar Rail Connector and Industrial Park Access Project, also known as the Willmar Wye, from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Kandiyohi County Health and Humans Services building, in the basement multi-purpose...
February 23, 2016 - 11:20pm
February 18, 2016
BNSF to spend $130 million in Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (Forum News Service) — BNSF Railway Co. says it will spend $130 million in Minnesota this year to maintain the railroad's infrastructure — a huge drop from last year. The largest part of the railroad’s Minnesota maintenance spending is for replacing and upgrading...
February 18, 2016 - 5:30am
January 28, 2016
Wind rides the rails
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway flatcars carrying wind turbines stretch nearly 20 blocks Thursday at the terminal in downtown Willmar east...
January 28, 2016 - 11:44pm
January 7, 2016
Benson offers look at railroad crossing plans
BENSON — Benson residents will have their opportunity to weigh in on proposals to improve safety at the three downtown crossings of the Burlington...
January 7, 2016 - 11:30pm
December 15, 2015
Kandiyohi County proposes safety features for BNSF bypass
WILLMAR — A new plan emerged this week to improve safety and traffic flow at the south end of the proposed railroad bypass west of Willmar....
December 15, 2015 - 11:47pm