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Records published Oct. 27
Turf wars: NLS plan to upgrade football field under scrutiny
Dayton fails to visit all 87 counties in 86 days
Spicer man charged with kidnapping in alleged violent assault of woman
Man injured in Atwater electrical accident
Analyst: Zimmer tackle rotation versus Eagles 'horrible'
Wild's Niederreiter gaining confidence on new line
Conley, Grizzlies hold off Timberwolves
Roundup: Ridgewater sees win streak end in tough five-set match
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
Melissa Heen Peterson
Francis H. "Fran" Uhlenkamp
Suzie Richter letter: Get informed, then go and vote
Ryan Rauenhorst letter: Lang will hold true to his values
Election letter deadline is Nov. 2
Thomas commentary: Donald Trump's contract with America?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
October 6, 2016
Montevideo railcar murals to be dedicated Oct. 13
MONTEVIDEO — The Montevideo Arts Project committee is inviting everyone to celebrate the completion of its railcar murals at a special...
October 6, 2016 - 5:00am
September 9, 2016
Regal railroad crossing to close for maintenance
REGAL -- Beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, a Canadian Pacific Railroad crew will be carrying out maintenance work on the railroad crossing on Kandiyohi...
September 9, 2016 - 2:50pm
August 26, 2016
Video: Moving history down the road
NEW LONDON -- Built in 1886 and moved in 1976, the original New London train depot made another historic move Friday. It should be the last....
August 26, 2016 - 8:05pm
May 19, 2016
House bonding leaves out Moorhead railroad crossing
ST. PAUL — The author of a House Republican public works plan says he could not fit in an extensively revamped Moorhead railroad crossing into...
May 19, 2016 - 12:14am
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
May 12, 2016
BNSF stores train engines in Willmar
WILLMAR — It is not out of the ordinary to see long trains in Willmar, some with more than one engine. However, lately there looks to be one...
May 12, 2016 - 11:31pm
April 13, 2016
Editorial: Willmar Wye project to be valuable to many entities
Local, state, federal and railroad officials are meeting this week in town to discuss the proposed Willmar rail Wye project. Welcome to all the visitors. The proposed Willmar rail Wye proposal is an important project for the city of Willmar, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota Department...
April 13, 2016 - 8:00am
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
April 2, 2016
State to railroads: Time to focus on safety standards
ST. PAUL — Warning bells figuratively clanged Friday when a Minnesota state Senate committee held its first hearing on new legislation to force...
April 2, 2016 - 10:51am
Man fatally struck by train in St. Paul worked for railroad for 17 years
ST. PAUL -- The locomotive engineer killed in a train accident in St. Paul last weekend had worked for Canadian Pacific for about 17 years and had loved trains since he was a little boy, his sister said this week. Jeffrey Harsh, 43, was starting his shift at the rail yard and was...
April 2, 2016 - 5:30am
March 25, 2016
Backers of three Minnesota rail crossing projects argue their cases
ST. PAUL -- Separating streets from railroads that carry oil trains could save lives in Minnesota communities, a House committee heard Thursday. Moorhead, Red Wing and Coon Rapids leaders argued for millions of dollars their communities would use to build bridges so busy railroad...
March 25, 2016 - 12:14am
February 27, 2016
Possible Hwy. 12 realignment draws a crowd in Willmar
WILLMAR — A steady stream of landowners, business owners and residents filtered through the community room at the Kandiyohi County Health...
February 27, 2016 - 12:25am
January 28, 2016
Wind rides the rails
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway flatcars carrying wind turbines stretch nearly 20 blocks Thursday at the terminal in downtown Willmar east...
January 28, 2016 - 11:44pm
January 12, 2016
Safety issues bolster Benson’s case for improving rail crossings
BENSON — Just over a year ago, the Minnesota Department of Transportation completed a study of railroad crossings, ranking the risk of accidents...
January 12, 2016 - 11:36pm