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January 12, 2016
Peggy Harter, a rail crossing engineer with Stantec Engineering, described options the firm helped the city of Benson develop to address safety and mobility issues at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway crossings. Harter and city officials hosted an open house-style meeting Monday to gather citizen input on the proposals. (TOM CHERVENY | WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE)
Safety issues bolster Benson’s case for improving rail crossings
January 12, 2016 - 11:36pm
October 22, 2015
Men and machines work on BNSF track maintenance Thursday near 19th Street SW in Willmar. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
Dayton moves up railway inspection
October 22, 2015 - 11:12pm
May 7, 2015
Cleanup crews and investigators gather Thursday near Heimdal, North Dakota after a fiery oil train derailment the previous day. (SUBMITTED/Darla Siewert)
Federal officials investigate North Dakota oil train derailment
May 7, 2015 - 11:07pm
Derailed oil tankers lie along the BNSF Railway line Thursday near Heimdal, North Dakota. (SUBMITTED/Darla Siewert)
Company says oil on derailed train met new rules
May 7, 2015 - 11:02pm
May 6, 2015
Trains fill the Willmar rail yard Wednesday. State lawmakers are still working on rail safety policies. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
Derailment draws attention to lack of state rail deal
May 6, 2015 - 11:26pm
April 28, 2015
U.S., Canada to have oil train safety plan Friday
April 28, 2015 - 11:03pm
February 12, 2015
REUTERS/Rick Wilking 
A crude oil train moves past the loading rack July 15 at the Eighty-Eight Oil LLC’s transloading facility in Ft. Laramie, Wyoming.
Sources say Transportation Department pushes tough standards for oil trains
February 12, 2015 - 11:30pm
December 14, 2014
Documents cast doubt on BNSF’s reasons for shipping delays
December 14, 2014 - 11:37pm
November 12, 2014
A variety of cars, including tanks, are parked on tracks in Willmar. (TRIBUNE/Gary Miller)
BNSF puts a moratorium on adding more oil tank cars
November 12, 2014 - 11:29pm
October 8, 2014
All major U.S. railroads must report service stats
October 8, 2014 - 11:20pm
September 24, 2014
Rail delays upset lawmakers
September 24, 2014 - 11:10pm
September 23, 2014
Dayton: North Dakota needs to make oil safer
September 23, 2014 - 11:20pm
July 1, 2014
Tanker cars are shown Tuesday afternoon in the BNSF Railway yard in Willmar, as seen from the pedestrian bridge at Sixth Street Southeast. (Tribune photo by Rand Middleton)
New Minn. rail regulations aim to enhance safety for increased shipments of oil by rail
July 1, 2014 - 10:54pm
May 7, 2014
Transportation secretary says states must be warned of crude oil moving via rail
May 7, 2014 - 11:09pm
March 27, 2014
Willmar panel backs grant application with BNSF to reroute trains around city
March 27, 2014 - 11:09pm