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Willmar School Board meets Monday
Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
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'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
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
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
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