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Law enforcement urges peace during pipeline protests
How will it end? Experts weigh in on possible outcomes of Dakota Access Pipeline protest
Fire at California loft party kills 9, higher death toll feared
Kandiyohi County Board to meet Friday
Truth-in-Taxation hearing to be held Monday at Willmar council meeting
Toriumi's hat trick powers WarHawks
Dragons win first of two on northern road trip
Slagter scores 31 in Cards' tournament win
Aggressive D key to Cardinals' victory
Sartell/Sauk Rapids blanks Willmar
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'
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Evelyn R. Yanish
Todd D. Johnson
Helen W. Olson
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
July 12, 2010
BNSF cleaning up after coal train derailment near Bismarck
BISMARCK -- BNSF Railway is cleaning up after a coal train derailment east of Bismarck. Thirty-one-cars went off the track Saturday afternoon, and 29 of them tipped on their sides. No one was hurt. The wreck sparked a small grass fire. Railroad spokeswoman Amy McBeth says the cause...
July 12, 2010 - 10:11am
April 10, 2010
BNSF: Permit needed for sidewalk that's been there 50 years
ATWATER -- A well-used sidewalk that has crossed the railroad tracks in Atwater for more than 50 years could be ripped up unless the city applies...
April 10, 2010 - 12:00am
January 22, 2010
Editorial: State in wrong on rail plan omission
The latest rail plan for Minnesota is far from comprehensive and state planners have again neglected southwest Minnesota in their strategic planning. The Minnesota Department of Transportation has conveniently left the Willmar BNSF rail corridor, also known as the Little Crow Transit...
January 22, 2010 - 12:00am
November 10, 2009
BNSF cuts jobs in Willmar rail yard
WILLMAR - Fifteen to 17 jobs in the Burlington Northern Santa Fe switching yard in Willmar are being eliminated as part of an overall reduction in BNSF's switching operations. Employees were notified this week that they are being furloughed. BNSF hopes to eventually call them back...
November 10, 2009 - 4:13pm
May 7, 2009
Bomb squad responses to suspicious object at BNSF yard in Grand Forks
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The Grand Forks Regional Bomb Squad has been called to investigate a suspicious object in the train yard behind the Burlington Northern Credit Union at 3030 Demers Ave. Burlington Northern Sante Fe railroad called police about the suspicious object at about 10...
May 7, 2009 - 12:00pm
March 20, 2009
3 accidents in 18 months lead to action at Pennock crossing
PENNOCK -- In the past 18 months, there have been three car-train collisions at a railroad crossing in Pennock. A resolution signed Tuesday...
March 20, 2009 - 12:00am
February 21, 2009
Granite Falls to pursue depot repair funds
GRANITE FALLS -- City Council members gave the Granite Falls Historical Society the go-ahead to apply for funding to remodel and repair the Great...
February 21, 2009 - 12:00am
January 2, 2009
Snow plow, sugar beet truck collide near BNSF train crossing in rural Breckenridge
BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. - A collision between a snow plow and a sugar beet truck this morning has stopped train traffic south of here. The State Patrol and the Wilkin County Sheriff's Department responded to the crash that occurred around 5:15 a.m.
January 2, 2009 - 6:00am
December 30, 2008
Freight derailment on BNSF mainline in Montana affects 3,000 Amtrak passengers
December 30, 2008 - 9:00am
December 27, 2008
Ten cars of a BNSF train derail in Moorhead
Ten cars of a BNSF train derailed in Moorhead about 4 p.m. Friday, but the crash posed no threat to public safety, according to Chad Stangeland,...
December 27, 2008 - 8:00am
December 9, 2008
Crews work to reopen BNSF rail lines after ND derailment
December 9, 2008 - 11:00am
December 8, 2008
BNSF train derails northwest of Fargo; no one injured
PAGE, N.D. - Earl Belling was sitting in his living room when he heard what sounded like "big bombs" going off in his backyard. "I heard funny...
December 8, 2008 - 7:00am