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June 9, 2015
Gov. Mark Dayton talks with St. Paul Park Police Chief Mike Monahan Tuesday at the site of Sunday’s collision between a BNSF crude oil train and a semi-truck hauling flour. Newport City Council member Tom Ingemann (center) and St. Paul Park Fire Chief Kurk Lee look on. The incident sparked a renewed effort from local officials to improve safety in the rail corridor.(Emily Buss | FORUM NEWS SERVICE)
Oil train, semi collision renews rail safety talk
June 9, 2015 - 11:18pm
May 12, 2015
Oil companies challenge new oil train safety rules
May 12, 2015 - 10:54pm
April 21, 2015
Mayor: Wye project spur track would be ‘big deal’’ for Willmar
April 21, 2015 - 11:30pm
April 8, 2015
Local group travels to Washington to promote Willmar railroad bypass
April 8, 2015 - 11:32pm
March 19, 2015
A pair of locomotives move past a variety of freight and tanker cars on tracks in December in Willmar.
326,170 Minnesotans live near oil train tracks
March 19, 2015 - 11:56am
March 15, 2015
Economic Development Commission supports bypass
March 15, 2015 - 11:20pm
March 13, 2015
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Railroads would pay under Dayton’s safety plan
March 13, 2015 - 11:26pm
February 16, 2015
BNSF workers replace the front wheels on a grain car a half-mile northeast of Maynard in November. BNSF recently announced its biggest capital spending plan in company history, at $6 billion. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
BNSF allots $326 million for Minnesota updates
February 16, 2015 - 11:26pm
TRIBUNE / Rand Middleton
The new railroad crossing on Willmar Avenue Southwest opened in October. Construction began in June 2013.
Changes increased costs and delayed opening of Willmar Avenue ‘quiet zone’ railroad crossing
February 16, 2015 - 12:05am
January 14, 2015
Dave Christianson of the Minnesota Department of Transportation tells senators Wednesday that a low price for oil probably will not slow train traffic in the state. (FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis)
Trains roll through low oil prices
January 14, 2015 - 11:11pm
October 8, 2014
All major U.S. railroads must report service stats
October 8, 2014 - 11:20pm
July 29, 2014
Kandiyohi County Road 7 in Raymond closed today through Saturday for railroad crossing work
July 29, 2014 - 11:03pm
July 28, 2014
Benson cannot ticket trains blocking downtown intersections
July 28, 2014 - 11:14pm
May 12, 2014
Crews work to clear the debris at the scene of the BNSF derailment. No one was hurt and the incident did not involve any hazardous material or pose a threat to public safety, according to the Cass County MN Sheriff’s Department, when fifty train cars carrying coal derailed at about 11:48 p.m. Sunday in Sylvan Township, west of Pillager, Minn. Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatch
50 coal train cars derail on BNSF Railway line near Pillager
May 12, 2014 - 12:42pm
May 11, 2014
Grain trains almost a month behind in N.D.
May 11, 2014 - 11:25pm