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March 19, 2016
Highway 12 to be rerouted for Willmar railroad bypass project
March 19, 2016 - 12:10am
February 23, 2016
Open house about wye set for Thursday
February 23, 2016 - 11:20pm
February 18, 2016
BNSF to spend $130 million in Minnesota
February 18, 2016 - 5:30am
January 28, 2016
Burlington Northern Santa Fe flatcars carrying wind turbines stretch nearly 20 blocks Thursday at the terminal in downtown Willmar east in the BNSF yard next to Lakeland Avenue North East. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
Wind rides the rails
January 28, 2016 - 11:44pm
January 7, 2016
Benson residents will have an opportunity to learn about three different proposals to reconfigure the downtown railroad crossings and increase safety during an open house Monday at the City Hall. In all three proposals, the two-gate system at the busy 14th Street intersection would be replaced with quad or four-way gates that would prevent traffic from slipping around them. (FILE | TRIBUNE)
Benson offers look at railroad crossing plans
January 7, 2016 - 11:30pm
December 15, 2015
A new proposal for the south end of Willmar railroad bypass calls for an additional bridge to eliminate an at-grade crossing on Kandiyohi County Road 55. (GARY MILLER | TRIBUNE)
Kandiyohi County proposes safety features for BNSF bypass
December 15, 2015 - 11:47pm
November 19, 2015
Bruce Peterson narrates a bus tour of the proposed Willmar wye railroad bypass Thursday morning. State Senators and staff from the Capital Investment Committee were on board, part of their three-day tour of the south central and southwest regions to learn about projects seeking state funding. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)play button
Senate committee tours route of railroad wye
November 19, 2015 - 11:27pm
November 16, 2015
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Video: Wye 2 U.S. Senators came to Willmar Friday
November 16, 2015 - 9:37am
November 14, 2015
U.S. Sen. Al Franken, right, speaks Friday in Willmar for the announcement of a $10 million grant to help fund a nearly $49 million railroad project that will reduce train traffic through the city of Willmar and increase rail capacity and efficiency. Friday’s event also included statements from Minnesota Department of Transportation Chief of Staff Eric Davis, from left, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Federal Railroad Administrator Sarah Feinberg and Willmar Mayor Marv Calvin. (Rand Middleton | Tribune)
Officials praise collaboration to secure $10M federal grant for Willmar railroad wye
November 14, 2015 - 12:20am
November 5, 2015
A portion of a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway engine is pictured Wednesday in Willmar. BNSF lead the charge to delay a mandate to install positive train control technology, with railroad advocates threatening to attempt to cripple the economy. TRIBUNE PHOTO
BNSF Railway helped lead fight to delay train safety technology
November 5, 2015 - 12:02pm
October 28, 2015
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway trains are seen Tuesday in Willmar. (GARY MILLER | TRIBUNE)
It’s official: Feds OK $10 million for Willmar railroad bypass
October 28, 2015 - 9:28am
October 27, 2015
Willmar railroad wye project to receive $10M
October 27, 2015 - 3:53am
October 24, 2015
Editorial: BNSF oil train change increases region’s risk
October 24, 2015 - 12:00am
October 22, 2015
Men and machines work on BNSF track maintenance Thursday near 19th Street SW in Willmar. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
Dayton moves up railway inspection
October 22, 2015 - 11:12pm
October 21, 2015
Dayton decries shift of oil shipments
October 21, 2015 - 11:33pm