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U.S. jobless claims decline from five-month high
CIA: Russia intervened to help Trump win
Wall Street again marks new highs in post-election run
Litchfield police officer facing DWI charges
Holiday Express rolls through Kandiyohi County
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
August 9, 2016
Kottke Trucking acquires Walbon & Company
BUFFALO LAKE—Kottke Trucking of Buffalo Lake has purchased Walbon & Company's over-the-road operations. This includes Walbon's routes, trucks, trailers and Wildwood, Florida-based terminal. As part of the purchase Kottke has also set up an office in Eagan to manage the new business....
August 9, 2016 - 12:52pm
August 2, 2016
Three road alignment options considered for Willmar Wye
WILLMAR—There are three different road alignment options still under discussion for the Willmar Rail Connector and Industrial Park project,...
August 2, 2016 - 10:00pm
July 27, 2016
MnDOT invites public to Aug. 2 open house on Willmar wye project
WILLMAR—The public is being given the opportunity to learn more about the Willmar Rail Connector and Industrial Park Access project, often called the Willmar wye, during an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Willmar Public Library. While there will not be a formal presentation...
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am
July 26, 2016
MnDOT invites public to open house on Willmar wye project
WILLMAR -- The public is being given the opportunity to learn more about the Willmar Rail Connector and Industrial Park Access project, often...
July 26, 2016 - 11:50pm
July 24, 2016
Rumor of BNSF backing out of Willmar railroad bypass project called 'ludicrous'
WILLMAR—Despite apparent rumors to the contrary, Willmar Planning and Development Director Bruce Peterson said this week, the Willmar railroad...
July 24, 2016 - 10:26pm
Tanker truck catches fire after collision with train in northwestern Minn.
CALLAWAY, Minn. -- A Becker County town of about 200 people has been evacuated after a Canadian Pacific train struck a tanker truck carrying propane that was attempting to cross the tracks. The tanker truck caught fire after the collision. The train crew suffered some injuries,...
March 24, 2016 - 1:56pm
December 14, 2014
Documents cast doubt on BNSF’s reasons for shipping delays
WORTHINGTON — When months of rail traffic delays cost farmers, coal companies, utilities, grain businesses and others hundreds of millions of dollars, Burlington Northern Santa Fe and other carriers blamed the delays on unexpected heavy shipping demand and bad weather.
December 14, 2014 - 11:37pm
November 12, 2014
BNSF puts a moratorium on adding more oil tank cars
NEW YORK/CALGARY— BNSF Railroad, the Warren Buffett-owned company that has benefited most from the North Dakota shale boom, has told some customers...
November 12, 2014 - 11:29pm
July 28, 2014
Benson cannot ticket trains blocking downtown intersections
BENSON — The city of Benson cannot issue tickets to trains that sometimes block three major intersections for lengthy periods of time. District Judge Donald Spilseth dismissed seven citations that Benson police had issued to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company for...
July 28, 2014 - 11:14pm
July 1, 2014
New Minn. rail regulations aim to enhance safety for increased shipments of oil by rail
ST. PAUL — New Minnesota laws took effect on Tuesday to improve the safety of citizens and rail workers who live and work near railroad tracks...
July 1, 2014 - 10:54pm
January 9, 2014
Sen. Heitkamp seeks information on derailment history at eastern N.D. location
CASSELTON, N.D. -- Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is asking federal regulators for more information on the history of train derailments near Casselton, where a derailment caused a fiery explosion last week. In a statement, Heitkamp said she asked the Federal Railroad Administration...
January 9, 2014 - 1:07pm
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
December 30, 2013
Train carrying oil derails near Casselton, N.D. (with video)
CASSELTON, N.D. – A train that derailed about a mile west of Casselton was eastbound carrying crude oil, according to a BNSF Railway spoke...
December 30, 2013 - 4:06pm
December 27, 2013
UPS glitches could boost U.S. delivery competition
NEW YORK (Reuters) - UPS (UPS.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) scrambled on Thursday to deliver packages that had failed to arrive in time for Christmas as the No. 1 U.S. ground delivery service sought to limit the fallout from the delays.
December 27, 2013 - 7:25am
December 18, 2013
FedEx posts higher second-quarter profit
(Reuters) - FedEx Corp (FDX.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) posted higher quarterly profit on Wednesday as the shipping company cut costs and its express delivery segment, its biggest business, made more money. FedEx earned $500 million, or $1.57 a share, in the second...
December 18, 2013 - 7:55am