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May 11, 2016
No injuries after explosion at Clarkfield grain elevator
All employees have been accounted for and no injuries were reported after an explosion at the Clarkfield Grain Elevator around 8 a.m. Wednesday. Yellow Medicine County Sheriff Bill Flaten said the Sheriff's Office received a 9-1-1 call reporting the explosion and fire, according to...
May 11, 2016 - 1:43pm
March 31, 2016
Callaway officials praise drone in helping fight derailment, explosion
CALLAWAY — U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., met with emergency responders in Callaway Thursday and was a little surprised to hear them sing...
March 31, 2016 - 9:23pm
May 6, 2015
BNSF oil train detrails, tankers on fire, northeast N.D. town evacuated
HEIMDAL, N.D. -- The small North Dakota community of Heimdal and surrounding farmsteads have been evacuated after an oil tanker train derailed Wednesday morning. Wells County Emergency Manager Tammy Roehrich said the BNSF Railway oil tanker train derailed about 7:30 a.m. about...
May 6, 2015 - 9:52am
March 29, 2015
Explosion destroys home in Chokio
MORRIS — A Saturday morning home explosion in Chokio did not injure anyone but kept emergency responders from across Stevens County busy. At approximately 10 a.m. Saturday, the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office received multiple 911 calls reporting a house explosion in Chokio....
March 29, 2015 - 11:14pm
April 5, 2014
Explosive questions: Study of oil from deadly Quebec derailment points to Bakken crude's volatility
WILLISTON, N.D. – Last July 6, a train carrying crude oil from North Dakota to a refinery in eastern Canada was left parked on a hillside in...
April 5, 2014 - 11:03am
March 13, 2014
Rescuers search site of NY building collapse; seven dead
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Search crews picked through still-smoldering rubble on Thursday, looking for survivors of a gas explosion that caused the collapse a day earlier of two New York City apartment buildings, killing seven people and injuring about 40.
March 13, 2014 - 3:31pm
Blast rocks Kentucky natgas pipeline
(Reuters) - U.S. natural gas pipeline company NiSource Inc said it shut part of its key Columbia Gulf Transmission interstate natural gas pipeline following an explosion in Adair County, Kentucky that injured at least one person.
February 13, 2014 - 7:44am
January 28, 2014
Natural gas pipeline explosion spotlights need for preparations in case of widespread heating outages
FARGO – A Canadian pipeline explosion that created a shortage of natural gas and prompted calls to curb usage over the weekend in the Fargo-Moorhead...
January 28, 2014 - 9:50am
January 21, 2014
Four killed as explosions rip through plants in two U.S. states
OMAHA, Nebraska (Reuters) - Explosions in two U.S. states, one at an animal feed plant in Nebraska and another at a steel plant in Oklahoma, killed at least four people and injured almost a dozen on Monday, authorities said.
January 21, 2014 - 7:12am
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 8, 2014
Fire at Canada train derailment burns through the night
TORONTO (Reuters) - Fire burned into the early hours of Wednesday morning after a Canadian National Railway train carrying propane and crude...
January 8, 2014 - 10:06am
January 1, 2014
Update: Explosion, fire at Minneapolis apartment building injures 14, 6 critically
MINNEAPOLIS -- An apparent explosion Wednesday resulted in an early-morning fire at a three-story building in a Minneapolis neighborhood. Early...
January 1, 2014 - 1:38pm
Several Injured In Minneapolis apartment building blaze
An explosion and fire at a Minneapolis apartment building injured about a dozen people, who were rushed to hospitals on Wednesday, local media reported.
January 1, 2014 - 10:11am
November 11, 2013
Analysis: As Alabama flames fade, new oil-by-rail questions arise
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The second explosive oil-train derailment this year, which has finally burned out in rural Alabama, may raise new questions...
November 11, 2013 - 7:35am
October 10, 2013
U.S. levies $118,300 in fines in Texas fertilizer plant blast
DALLAS, Texas (Reuters) - The U.S. government will fine a Texas fertilizer plant $118,300 for 24 health and safety violations in connection with an April explosion that leveled parts of a small town and killed 14 people, according to an OSHA citation and a U.S. senator.
October 10, 2013 - 1:33pm