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Trump promises to weaken U.S. media 'power structure' if elected
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Minnesota DNR designates Bonanza Valley Groundwater Management Area
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'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
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Jim Vossen letter: Viable solutions for MNsure
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Tomi Pirrotta letter: Why this voter is with Dave
Jim Van Der Pol letter: Falk supports public education
Mark McNally letter: Westrom is a friend of education
July 26, 2016
Canada to phase out older crude-by-rail tank cars by November
TORONTO—Canada will take older tank cars out of crude-by-rail service much earlier than originally planned, the government said on Monday,...
July 26, 2016 - 8:12am
November 16, 2015
Video: Wye 2 U.S. Senators came to Willmar Friday
U.S. Senators Klobuchar and Franken were in Willmar Nov. 13 for the formal announcement of the $10 million TIGER Grant for the Willmar wye that...
November 16, 2015 - 9:37am
November 14, 2015
Officials praise collaboration to secure $10M federal grant for Willmar railroad wye
WILLMAR — With a massive 1920s-era steam engine serving as a backdrop on a crisp autumn Friday afternoon, federal, state and local officials...
November 14, 2015 - 12:20am
October 11, 2015
Gary R. Nelson shares memories of Engine 2523
Willmar native and retired railroader Gary R. Nelson relates history of Baldwin-built locomotive 2523 that was dedicated 50 years ago this month...
October 11, 2015 - 5:09pm
May 18, 2015
Letter: Trains need two-person crews
I am a 22-year railroad trainman operating trains and switching cars in yards and industries for a living. The railroads across the state of Minnesota deliver goods and services and are extremely vital to the economy of North America. We operate around the clock keeping our...
May 18, 2015 - 2:00am
April 27, 2015
Letter: Heed citizens on railroad safety
The "Crude By Rail Emergency Response Training" article is good to see and let's hope we never have to put the training in effect.
April 27, 2015 - 6:53am
April 7, 2015
Safety board calls for new oil rail cars
WASHINGTON -- Requiring new train cars carrying some flammable liquids be equipped with protection systems meeting or exceeding current standards is one recommendation coming out of a federal safety study. The National Transportation Safety Board issued four safety recommendations...
April 7, 2015 - 8:00am
February 20, 2015
WCT News Update for Feb. 20
This week's WCT News Update highlights railroad improvements in Willmar and Benson. Also featured in this week's newscast is the Community Owned...
February 20, 2015 - 1:52pm
May 19, 2014
Midwest Opinion: Now get ride of those old tankers cars
RED WING — U.S. DOT's emergency order on estimated volume oil is a start.
May 19, 2014 - 6:00am
February 11, 2014
Midwest Opinion: On oil on rails being an ongoing saga
From Forum News Service An editorial from newspapers in the Midwest. On oil on rails being an ongoing saga FARGO, N.D. — Forum Communications Co.’s series “The Crude Frontier” is putting in broad context the huge challenges associated with moving Bakken light crude oil...
February 11, 2014 - 5:00am
May 30, 2013
Recent wrecks belie improving rail safety record
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- It's easy to think the railroads are unsafe when there are pictures of burning, derailed cars on the nightly news. But the...
May 30, 2013 - 8:00am