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'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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Thanksgiving is a time to appreciate all our blessings
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Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
Letter: Farm economy needs rescuing
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October 27, 2017
Coal train hits unoccupied vehicle in downtown Brainerd, causing morning commute headaches
BRAINERD, Minn.—An eastbound BNSF Railway train hauling 124 cars of coal hit an unoccupied vehicle Friday morning, blocking several intersections...
October 27, 2017 - 6:27pm
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
April 13, 2016
Editorial: Willmar Wye project to be valuable to many entities
Local, state, federal and railroad officials are meeting this week in town to discuss the proposed Willmar rail Wye project. Welcome to all the visitors. The proposed Willmar rail Wye proposal is an important project for the city of Willmar, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota Department...
April 13, 2016 - 8:00am
July 15, 2015
BNSF train derails in far northeast Montana, delays Amtrak service
WOLF POINT, Mont. -- Cleanup crews were working overnight near Wolf Point, Mont., after a BNSF Railway train derailment Tuesday after
July 15, 2015 - 10:44am
May 6, 2015
Video: BNSF Railway oil tank cars derail, catch fire, N.D. town evacuated
HEIMDAL, N.D. -- The small North Dakota community of Heimdal and surrounding farmsteads were evacuated after an oil tanker train derailed Wednesday...
May 6, 2015 - 2:29pm
10:25 a.m. UPDATE: BNSF oil train cars on fire, N.D. town evacuated aftertrain derailment
HIMDAL, N.D. - The small North Dakota community of Heimdal and surrounding farmsteads have been evacuated after a BNSF Railway oil tanker train derailed Wednesday morning. Wells County Emergency Manager Tammy Roehrich said the BNSF Railway oil tanker train derailed around 7:30...
May 6, 2015 - 10:46am
BNSF oil train detrails, tankers on fire, northeast N.D. town evacuated
HEIMDAL, N.D. -- The small North Dakota community of Heimdal and surrounding farmsteads have been evacuated after an oil tanker train derailed Wednesday morning. Wells County Emergency Manager Tammy Roehrich said the BNSF Railway oil tanker train derailed about 7:30 a.m. about...
May 6, 2015 - 9:52am
BNSF Railway train detrails in northeast N.D.
HEIMDAL, N.D. - This small town in Wells County was evacuated Tuesday morning after a train full of oil tanker cars derailed and burned about...
May 6, 2015 - 9:26am
December 1, 2014
Eighteen cars derail on BNSF Railway tracks northwest of Bluffton
WADENA, Minn. -- About 18 cars derailed at 6:23 a.m. Monday four miles northwest of Wadena according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Of...
December 1, 2014 - 12:12pm
November 14, 2014
BNSF Railway derailment in N.D. snarls train traffic
A second derailment of an oil train on a BNSF Railway track west of Fargo, N.D. has created concerns for North Dakota and Minnesota officials. “We...
November 14, 2014 - 8:00am
May 12, 2014
50 coal train cars derail on BNSF Railway line near Pillager
PILLAGER, Minn. — Coal and crushed metal littered the train tracks early Monday as crews worked to clear the scene of a massive train derailment...
May 12, 2014 - 12:42pm
February 27, 2014
Letter: Good news on railroad safety
Thank you for your fine article in your Feb. 21 paper. I found it very interesting that the BNSF railway system was planning on ordering 5,000 new tank cars that meet stricter safety guidelines established by the Association of American Railroads at a future date. It seems that...
February 27, 2014 - 1:00am
Cold rail yard on a Monday morning
January 27, 2014 - 10:49am
July 8, 2013
'Oil by rail' is involved in Canadian derailment tragedy, also moving over Minn. railroad lines
The deadly train derailment in Quebec this weekend is set to bring intense scrutiny to the dramatic growth in North America of shipping crude...
July 8, 2013 - 12:47pm
May 7, 2013
Swift Co. Sheriff: Elementary school students evacuated to Kerkhoven
MURDOCK — Students at Murdock Elementary are being evacuated to the KMS High School in Kerkhoven in response to the collision involving...
May 7, 2013 - 10:42am