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Litchfield police officer facing DWI charges
Holiday Express rolls through Kandiyohi County
Discipline key to farmers' financial success
Trump's labor pick sends early warning sign to worker advocates
Records published Dec. 9
Tough night on ice
Morris/CA boys down Lakers in OT
Card slow, then stop, St. Cloud Tech
LQPV rebounds in second half, wins in OT
Cards warm up for Classic with win over Rocori
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Enid Evangeline Martell Olson
Cheryl (Cheri) Rae Downs Holgerson
Henry "Hank" Weseman
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
March 26, 2012
Man found dead in BNSF Railway in Grand Forks identified as UND student, 20
Police have identified the man found dead Saturday morning in the BNSF Railway yard in Grand Forks as 20-year-old UND student Blake Christopher Ayling. The preliminary investigation showed that Ayling was going through the yard when he was struck by a moving train. Although police...
March 26, 2012 - 10:33am
September 7, 2011
Willmar man injured in train collision
RAYMOND -- Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog said Anthony Vaneps, 66, of Willmar was injured when the truck he was driving was struck Wednesday...
September 7, 2011 - 12:30pm
April 14, 2011
Flooding affects rail service in eastern N.D.
GRAND FORKS -- BNSF Railway has suspended service in three eastern North Dakota cities because of flooding. The Grand Forks Herald reports that a floodwall is blocking the tracks in Grand Forks. A clay dike blocks tracks in Harwood. Service in Mayville is cut off at a bridge. Spokeswoman...
April 14, 2011 - 10:21am
February 9, 2011
Letter: A near flawless rescue
On behalf of the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners and the citizens of Kandiyohi County, we want to extend a public thank you to everyone for working together and assisting in the rescue of Cory Kluver on Feb.
February 9, 2011 - 12:00am
February 5, 2011
Feb. 5, 2011: Railroad employee in serious condition at St. Cloud Hospital
WILLMAR -- Corey Kluver, 31, of Paynesville remained in serious condition Friday at St. Cloud Hospital following an accident Thursday in the rail yard in Willmar. Kluver is a BNSF Railway employee. Kluver was pinned under a grain car which weighed 221,000 pounds, more than 110 tons....
February 5, 2011 - 12:00am
February 4, 2011
Feb. 4, 2011: Update: Injured BNSF employee in Willmar accident identified, remains in serious condition in St. Cloud Hospital
Update 10 a.m.
February 4, 2011 - 10:00am
February 3, 2011
Photo gallery posted on the rescue of a railroad worker at the BNSF Railway yard in Willmar
A photo gallery of the railroad worker rescue Thursday morning at the BNSF Railway yard in Willmar has been posted.
February 3, 2011 - 4:09pm
Update: Railroad worker rescued after being pinned under grain car in Willmar BNSF yard accident
Update 3 p.m.
February 3, 2011 - 2:44pm
Update: Railroad employee injured in Willmar yard accident, airlifted to trauma center
Update 11:15 a.m. A railroad employee in his 30s was injured and trapped under a rail car about 9 a.m. this morning in an accident at the BNSF...
February 3, 2011 - 11:15am
January 1, 2011
BNSF: Amtrak services suspended in western Minn., N.D. and Mont. due to weather
SEATTLE (AP) -- A Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman says icy weather has backed up trains on New Year's Day and forced it to halt Amtrak service on its tracks across Montana and North Dakota. BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas says traffic has been slowed by snow, freezing temperatures...
January 1, 2011 - 7:21pm
December 13, 2010
Cars on BNSF coal train derailed Sunday morning in Jametown, N.D.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Several cars in a coal train on their way through Jamestown derailed Sunday morning on the west side of the city's rail yard. Lt....
December 13, 2010 - 7:45am
Pickup crashes into Amtrak passenger train in ND, two hospitalized in Minot
KNOX, N.D. (AP) - Two hunters from Wisconsin were injured when they crashed into an Amtrak passenger train in North Dakota. Amtrak spokesman Steve Kulm told the Grand Forks Herald that none of the train crew or 234 passengers was hurt in the Tuesday morning crash near Knox in northeast...
October 13, 2010 - 7:44am
July 16, 2010
Car goes off end of Hwy 40 in west Willmar, no serious injuries
Update 11 a.m.
July 16, 2010 - 8:37am
July 15, 2010
BNSF withdraws from grant process for rail bypass
WILLMAR -- Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway has pulled out of the application process for federal stimulus money to help build a railroad bypass on the west edge of Willmar. In a letter sent Tuesday to city officials, the railroad said that after a further review of the application...
July 15, 2010 - 12:00am
July 14, 2010
BNSF pulls out of grant process for proposed Willmar rail bypass
WILLMAR -- Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway has pulled out of the application process for federal stimulus money to help build a railroad bypass on the west edge of Willmar. In a letter notifying local officials Tuesday of its decision, BNSF said that after reviewing the application...
July 14, 2010 - 3:18pm