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Records published Aug. 26
Two Kandiyohi County churches close their doors this weekend
He's un-fur-gettable: Minnesota State Fair mascot dishes on staying cool, big huggers and Goldy ties
Hundreds challenge human pyramid limits at Indian Hindu festival
Assange says WikiLeaks to release 'significant' Clinton campaign data
BKMS tennis team runs record to 6-0
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Study finds 50 children per day nationwide injured in stroller, carrier accidents
10 tips to avoid summer sabotage of diet, exercise
Reader News: A five-generation photo
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Paul J. Willems
Connie Lee Ulferts (Key Carelli)
Carol J. Hansen
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
Populism Even Republicans Can Get Behind
Commentary: A nice column about Donald Trump
Cartoon by Chris Britt
National Guard soldiers returning to Willmar on Saturday after 10-month deployment
January 13, 2014
Report puts N.D. train crash damage estimate at $6.1 million
CASSELTON, N.D. – Nearly all of the tank cars involved in a fiery train crash near here last month punctured in the wreck, spilling more than 400,000 gallons of crude oil and causing $6.1 million in damage, according to a preliminary report released Monday by federal investigators. According...
January 13, 2014 - 12:53pm
January 3, 2014
Alert issued on Bakken crude, local emergency responders train to be prepared (with video)
Tribune and Forum News Service reports FARGO — A federal agency issued a safety alert Thursday on Bakken crude oil, warning emergency responders,...
January 3, 2014 - 12:00am
January 2, 2014
Federal agency issues safety alert on Bakken crude oil shipped by rail (with video)
FARGO — A federal agency issued a safety alert Thursday on Bakken crude oil, warning emergency responders, the public and others that the light,...
January 2, 2014 - 1:03pm
January 1, 2014
No significant health risk seen from BNSF oil train fire, NTSB to investigate (with video)
CASSELTON, N.D. – Trails of smoke lingered and flames dwindled amid scorched railcars Tuesday, a disturbing reminder of a huge oil-fueled blaze...
January 1, 2014 - 10:30am
N.D. derailment reroutes trains, focuses attention on safety (with video)
FRYBURG, N.D. — There was no movement Tuesday afternoon as trains sat idle at the Great Northern Midstream rail facility outside Fryburg, the oil loading site for the eastbound train in Monday’s fiery crash.
January 1, 2014 - 10:16am
December 31, 2013
Authorities call for evacuation of N.D. town as oil still burns after train crash (with video)
CASSELTON, N.D. – Officials urged people in Casselton and the surrounding area to evacuate their homes as they dealt with the fallout from...
December 31, 2013 - 1:09am
August 19, 2013
City to close 19th Street Northwest for rail crossing work
WILLMAR — The City of Willmar announced today that 19th Street Northwest between West Trunk Highway 12 to north of the BNSF railroad tracks will be closed starting at 7 a.m. Thursday through 5 p.m. Friday this week for rail crossing improvements. Traffic will not be allowed through...
August 19, 2013 - 1:44pm
July 3, 2013
Kandiyohi County Road 2 closing Monday for railroad crossing work
ATWATER — The Kandiyohi County Public Works Department has announced a section of County Road 2 in Atwater will be closed for road work beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, The Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railway crew will be working on the railroad crossing on the road. The road will...
July 3, 2013 - 4:04pm
July 1, 2013
County Road 8 RR crossing closed until Tuesday in Kandiyohi, Minn.
The railway crossing on County Road 8 in the town of Kandiyohi is closed until Tuesday afternoon for repairs. Motorists are asked to use alternate routes. According to the Kandiyohi County Highway Department, crews from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway began work this morning...
July 1, 2013 - 3:03pm
May 7, 2013
Four treated after semi carrying anhydrous ammonia, train collide near Murdock, Minn.
MURDOCK — Four people were treated at the Swift County-Benson Hospital for inhalation of anhydrous ammonia, and two were subsequently transported...
May 7, 2013 - 11:00pm
February 21, 2013
BNSF train engines derail Wednesday night in Hancock
HANCOCK -- Two Burlington Northern Santa Fe train engines went off the tracks in Hancock, Minn. on the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 20 while trying...
February 21, 2013 - 10:02am
November 2, 2012
Train cars derail southwest of Clara City, Minn., BNSF cleaning up
CLARA CITY -- BNSF Railway officials are cleaning up the scene of a train car derailment that happened Thursday southwest of Clara City. According to the Chippewa County Sheriff's Office, deputies and Clara City Police officers responded to a call of a possible train derailment at...
November 2, 2012 - 1:01pm
July 3, 2012
Willmar City Council OKs agreement with BNSF for Trott Avenue quiet zone
WILLMAR -- The sound of train horns at the Trott Avenue Southwest railroad crossing will be a thing of the past next year under an agreement...
July 3, 2012 - 12:00am
March 27, 2012
BNSF warns public of rail yard dangers following discovery of body
Notifications of relatives of the person found dead along railroad tracks in the BNSF Railway yard in Grand Forks Saturday morning weren't complete...
March 27, 2012 - 8:57am
Roommate: UND student from Minneapolis found dead along railroad tracks often used short cut
The UND student found dead Saturday morning in the Grand Forks rail yard was apparently taking a short cut between his apartment and campus,...
March 27, 2012 - 8:53am