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May 18, 2016
Kandiyohi County steps closer to railroad wye overpass
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to add a proposed railroad bypass bridge to the county’s five-year road...
May 18, 2016 - 12:08am
May 14, 2016
Kandiyohi County Board to hear railroad bypass update
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Commissioners will hear an update on the Willmar railroad bypass project Tuesday, along with discussion of the proposed bridge at the south end of the bypass corridor. The commissioners meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the board room at the Kandiyohi County...
May 14, 2016 - 11:13am
April 3, 2016
County to acquire right of way in rail bypass corridor
WILLMAR — In anticipation of building an overpass to improve traffic safety at the south end of the proposed railroad bypass near Willmar, the Kandiyohi County Board gave the go-ahead last week to start acquiring the right of way. Two separate parcels, totaling about 10 acres, are...
April 3, 2016 - 11:33pm
February 23, 2016
Open house about wye set for Thursday
WILLMAR — The Minnesota Department of Transportation will hold an open house on the Willmar Rail Connector and Industrial Park Access Project, also known as the Willmar Wye, from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Kandiyohi County Health and Humans Services building, in the basement multi-purpose...
February 23, 2016 - 11:20pm
February 17, 2016
New wye option could reroute Highway 12
WILLMAR — The Minnesota Department of Transportation is considering a second option for the Willmar rail wye project, which would reroute U.S....
February 17, 2016 - 11:52pm
December 15, 2015
Kandiyohi County proposes safety features for BNSF bypass
WILLMAR — A new plan emerged this week to improve safety and traffic flow at the south end of the proposed railroad bypass west of Willmar....
December 15, 2015 - 11:47pm
November 19, 2015
Senate committee tours route of railroad wye
WILLMAR — Members of the Minnesota Senate Capital Investment Committee toured the route Thursday morning of the proposed railroad wye project...
November 19, 2015 - 11:27pm
October 28, 2015
It’s official: Feds OK $10 million for Willmar railroad bypass
WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, and U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson announced Tuesday that the...
October 28, 2015 - 9:28am
August 25, 2015
Legislators tour bonding projects in Willmar area, learn about avian flu testing
WILLMAR — State legislators learned Tuesday what funding they approved in June will do for the Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory in Willmar. They...
August 25, 2015 - 11:45pm
April 21, 2015
Mayor: Wye project spur track would be ‘big deal’’ for Willmar
WILLMAR — Mayor Marv Calvin said construction of a spur track from the proposed railroad wye project into the city’s industrial park would be “a big deal for Willmar’’ and would give the city “tremendous marketability of that area.’’ The spur would not bring railroad...
April 21, 2015 - 11:30pm
April 8, 2015
Local group travels to Washington to promote Willmar railroad bypass
WILLMAR –– During two intense days of meetings last week in Washington, a team of three local officials made the pitch for federal funding for a railroad bypass in Willmar. A $15 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation is being sought as part of a $50...
April 8, 2015 - 11:32pm
March 15, 2015
Economic Development Commission supports bypass
WILLMAR — In a show of support for a proposed railroad bypass west of Willmar, the joint operations board of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission said Thursday that it will recommend the EDC’s participation in a memorandum of understanding for...
March 15, 2015 - 11:20pm
March 13, 2015
Railroads would pay under Dayton’s safety plan
ST. PAUL — Railroads should foot the bill of improving rail safety, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Friday as he announced a proposal to tax...
March 13, 2015 - 11:26pm
December 29, 2014
Group reapplies for grant to build Willmar railroad bypass
WILLMAR — BNSF Railway, along with local governmental partners, will try again to obtain a federal grant to help build the proposed $50 million...
December 29, 2014 - 10:08pm
December 9, 2014
Local rail needs grow along with congestion
Constraints on the rail system and support for a proposed railroad bypass in Willmar were raised Monday as the Minnesota Department of Transportation...
December 9, 2014 - 10:50pm