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Dayton, GOP cut last-minute budget deal to set up special session Tuesday
UPDATE: At least 19 dead in blast at Ariana Grande concert in British arena
State senator's father dies, but she's at work keeping one-vote majority for GOP
Minnesota budget talks go on behind closed doors, as legislators plan to work past midnight deadline to get work done
Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence
Baseball: Wildcats split but clinch
Local Roundup: Litchfield tennis team heading back to state
True Team Track: Willmar boys repeat as Class AA champions
Curry hits 36 as Golden State advances to NBA finals
Richard Pitino's message to Minnesota: 'We can really take the next step'
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Michel H. Hinrichsen
Michael Thomas Cullen
Richard G. Black
Minnesota Opinion: Taxing charitable donations is just wrong
Letter: Book doesn't belong in classroom
Letter: Reinvest in higher education
Thomas: Will America ever learn?
Mike McFeely: For Ailes, the goal was to turn back the clock
May 16, 2017
Willmar supports final language for wye agreement
WILLMAR — The city of Willmar is finalizing the language in the master cooperative agreement for the railroad bypass project. The Willmar...
May 16, 2017 - 7:26am
April 25, 2017
Railroad industry reps discuss economic impact, improved safety
WILLMAR — With 4,500 miles of track and a long history that stretches back 150 years, Minnesota is a state that's rich in railroads. It's...
April 25, 2017 - 5:43am
April 18, 2017
City of Willmar wants assurances on benefits of wye
WILLMAR — In an effort to protect the city's benefits from the Willmar Wye project, the Willmar City Council approved a motion at Monday's...
April 18, 2017 - 6:03am
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