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November 6, 2014
BNSF workers replace a defective set of wheels of on a covered hopper car around noon Thursday. The southbound freight was stopped a half-mile northeast of Maynard. No cars were derailed, but traffic on the line out of Willmar was delayed. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
FIxin’ a flat
November 6, 2014 - 11:22pm
October 1, 2014
Minnesota State Sen. Lyle Koenen of Clara City, right, is among about 40 lawmakers at a Tuesday legislative hearing about railroad delays. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Search for a rail congestion cure
October 1, 2014 - 12:00am
September 24, 2014
A BNSF worker climbs between cars at the train yard in Willmar. A whistle blower has said that some train cars are unaccounted for and their locations are unknown. (FOR MPR NEWS/Jackson Forderer)
Train cars carrying undocumented hazardous materials pose risks
September 24, 2014 - 11:31pm
September 17, 2014
Feds pass on funding railroad bypass
September 17, 2014 - 11:55pm
August 19, 2014
State considers BNSF wastewater discharge permit
August 19, 2014 - 11:03pm
July 25, 2014
A submitted photo of the crashed 2003 Ford F-250 driven by a Brooten man, Jason Jost,  that crashed into a BNSF train early Thursday morning on the western edge of Grand Forks, N.D.
Brooten man injured, charged in Grand Forks pickup-train crash
July 25, 2014 - 2:55pm
May 19, 2014
BNSF cancels County Road 5 crossing work
May 19, 2014 - 11:35pm
April 15, 2014
Making a statement: County supports two major economic development projects
April 15, 2014 - 11:20pm
April 1, 2014
County supports connection track west of Willmar
April 1, 2014 - 10:58pm
March 29, 2014
Railroad cars carrying coal are unloaded Friday at the Willmar Municipal Utilities power plant. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Willmar Municipal Utilities incurring more charges this year for detaining BNSF cars
March 29, 2014 - 6:00am
March 27, 2014
Willmar panel backs grant application with BNSF to reroute trains around city
March 27, 2014 - 11:09pm
March 13, 2014
EDC voices support for railroad bypass grant application
March 13, 2014 - 11:45pm
March 5, 2014
BNSF Vice President Brian Sweeney tells a Minnesota House committee Wednesday that railroads have a strong safety record and are addressing ways for improvement.  Forum News Service photo by Don Davis
Railroad oil safety oversight sought
March 5, 2014 - 11:19pm
February 13, 2014
A BNSF train stopped just in time before it would have hit a semi truck stuck on the tracks in Brainerd, Minn., on Feb. 12, 2014. Photo: Jennifer Stockinger/Brainerd Dispatch
Train stops in Brainerd moments before it would have hit truck
February 13, 2014 - 11:45am
February 2, 2014
An oil tank car head is shown from the remaining wreckage of the derailment and fire that occurred near Casselton, N.D., on Dec. 30. Including the estimated 450,000 gallons released in the Casselton collision, about 1.2 million gallons of crude oil burned or spilled on our nation’s railroads in 2013. David Samson/The Forum
High-profile train derailments have prompted closer review and scrutiny of safety standards
February 2, 2014 - 11:00pm