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July 25, 2017
Names of individuals in truck, train crash released
July 25, 2017 - 1:45pm
July 17, 2017
Two injured near Bemidji in train-pickup crash
July 17, 2017 - 3:56pm
May 16, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune file photo
Willmar supports final language for wye agreement
May 16, 2017 - 7:26am
April 25, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

Trains are shown Monday in the BNSF Railyard in Willmar. BNSF Railway in the last four years has invested $700 million in Minnesota, and this year expects to spend about $85 million in capital improvements.play button
Railroad industry reps discuss economic impact, improved safety
April 25, 2017 - 5:43am
April 18, 2017
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune file photo

The Willmar City Council approved a motion at Monday's meeting to direct staff to negotiate specific language regarding train traffic in the final master agreement for the railroad bypass project.
City of Willmar wants assurances on benefits of wye
April 18, 2017 - 6:03am
February 2, 2017
Paul Hester of BNSF Railway Co., right, tells a Minnesota House committee on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, about hazardous materials response plans by the railroad. Don Davis / Forum News Serviceplay button
Oil train numbers drop along with oil prices
February 2, 2017 - 5:58pm
December 3, 2016
Willmar wants to preserve at-grade crossing in final railroad bypass design
December 3, 2016 - 7:06am
October 17, 2016
Public meeting on Willmar wye Tuesday
October 17, 2016 - 8:11pm
September 15, 2016
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

The Willmar Public Works and Public Safety Committee this week discussed the need for cleanup and maintenance on the Sixth street Southeast pedestrian bridge. The bridge has overgrown plants and grass near the walkways.
Willmar's pedestrian bridge in need of TLC
September 15, 2016 - 7:31pm
July 24, 2016
Vehicles cross the railroad tacks Friday afternoon on Kandiyohi County Road 5 in Willmar. A railroad bypass project in the works is projected to reduce the number of trains going through downtown Willmar. (Briana Sanchez / Tribune )
Rumor of BNSF backing out of Willmar railroad bypass project called 'ludicrous'
July 24, 2016 - 10:26pm
May 12, 2016
On May 1, Engines idled in the Willmar yard; the view is looking west from the pedestrian bridge. The string of engines run an equal distance to the east. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
BNSF stores train engines in Willmar
May 12, 2016 - 11:31pm
May 4, 2016
BNSF train derails in Fargo
May 4, 2016 - 9:13am
April 11, 2016
BNSF says human error caused derailment that spilled ethanol into the Mississippi
April 11, 2016 - 11:08am
April 3, 2016
County to acquire right of way in rail bypass corridor
April 3, 2016 - 11:33pm
March 19, 2016
Highway 12 to be rerouted for Willmar railroad bypass project
March 19, 2016 - 12:10am
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