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Two arrested in Litchfield, had stolen items from across region
MnDOT seeks public participation for Statewide Bicycle System Plan
Failure in rotor hub stalls south wind turbine
MPCA completes 60 enforcement cases in quarter
Man gets stayed prison, long probation for criminal sexual conduct
NASCAR: Part-time anchorman Kenseth has his eye on Richmond victory
Prep Track: Willmar boys first, Card girls second at Rocori Invitational
NHL Playoffs: Wild’s Cooke suspended for seven games
The Insider: Jackson, Knicks owner already clashing
MLB: Colabello’s big night leads Twins to win in extra innings
Paul McCartney to play Fargo on July 12 and Minneapolis on August 2
Stephen Colbert named to takeover 'Late Show' on CBS
4-part harmony on stage Saturday at WEAC in Willmar, Minn.
Bemidji featured as FX posts first seven minutes of 'Fargo' series
Mickey Rooney, versatile actor and master showman, dies At 93
Best Western Plus opening marks end of 3rd phase of reconstruction
Family Dollar to cuts jobs, plans to close about 350 stores
Green Mill reopens after extensive remodel
BlackBerry severs sales ties with T-Mobile
Nominatinations sought for B2B’s ‘5 Over 40’ issue in west central Minnesota
Roger "Tiger" Hanson
Melba C. Jagow
Pahl — Odens
For area Magic: The Gathering fans, it’s more than just a game
Twitter rolls out new look to user profile pages
Motorcycle safety: Training key to saving lives this riding season
Valle — Steinhaus
Cartoon by Joe Heller
Editorial: It’s time to get weather prepared
Letter: Do we need ‘placemaking’?
Letter: The stigma of mental illness
Midwest Opinion: Wind farm reclamation deserves consideration
February 24, 2014
Letter: Still noisy in the quiet zone
Opinion Letters, I don’t understand why the “quiet zone” on 16th Street and Trott Avenue Southwest can’t be quiet. It’s been at least six months since the railroad crossing has been done and the trains still blow their horns on that crossing. I have seen the Quiet Zone...
opinion / letters
February 24, 2014 - 4:00am
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
November 7, 2012
Railroad crossing work postponed
WILLMAR -- Improvements that had been expected this week at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway crossing at 10th Street Northwest between Pacific Avenue and Atlantic Avenue have been postponed until next week. Willmar city officials said the improvements are now anticipated...
news / local
November 7, 2012 - 12:00am
November 3, 2012
10th Street N.W. to close for BNSF crossing work
WILLMAR -- Tenth Street Northwest between Pacific Avenue and Atlantic Avenue will temporarily close Monday to Thursday for railroad crossing improvements by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, Willmar city officials said. The city anticipates 10th Street Northwest will be open...
news / local
November 3, 2012 - 12:00am
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...
news / local
April 10, 2010 - 12:00am
March 30, 2010
Letter: RR crossing is dangerous
I am writing this letter to inform the city of Willmar, the railroad, and pedestrians trying to use the railroad crossing of 10th St. N.W. by Perkins Lumber yard. The crossing is very dangerous due to large spaces between the ties and where the tar meets. The sidewalk has huge gaps...
opinion / letters
March 30, 2010 - 12:00am
August 5, 2009
Railroad crossing work Monday will close Hwy. 12
WILLMAR -- U.S. Highway 12 west of Willmar will be closed Monday and traffic will be detoured for three days next week for replacement of a railroad crossing, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Tuesday. Traffic on Highway 12 will be detoured on County Road 5, state...
news / local
August 5, 2009 - 12:00am
August 4, 2009
Railroad crossing work Monday will close Highway 12
WILLMAR -- U.S. Highway 12 west of Willmar will be closed Monday for three days next week and traffic will be detoured for replacement of a railroad crossing, the District 8 Office in Willmar of the Minnesota Department of Transportation announces today. Traffic on Highway 12 will...
August 4, 2009 - 3:52pm
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 by the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners to participate in financing to install crossing arms could prevent more accidents from happening...
news / local / region
March 20, 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.
news / state
January 2, 2009 - 6:00am